Pakistani cricketer in Norway receives “Best Player of the Year Award”

Syed Sibtain Shah
Syed Tajamal Hussain Shah

A Pakistani cricketer based in Norway won the prestigious “Best Player of the Year 2018” award in the country.

Syed Tajamal Hussain Shah received this honour due to his extraordinary performance in cricket league Norway held from May to September this year.

A graceful ceremony was held last week in Ski town near Oslo, the capital city. The award was presented to the Norwegian Pakistani player by Secretary General of Norwegian Cricket Federation Ms Gry Bruaas.

Tajamal Hussain Shah, who is vice-captain of his team Nation Cricket Club Norway told Geo News that he is thankful to Almighty Allah for this honour, which is also due to the blessings of his parents and cooperation of other members of his team.

According to Norwegian Cricket Federation, Tajamal took five wickets in one over including a hatrick in a T-20 match during Norway’s cricket league. In this match, he bowled four overs for 21 runs and took seven wickets.

Secondly, in a 45 over match of the tournament, he bowled 54 deliveries with 47 dot balls.

34-year-old Tajamal Shah, who is playing cricket in Norway for last 16 years, has received several prestigious awards due to this unusual performance in the cricket. These awards included best bowler of 2016 by Norwegian Cricket Federation and best bowler award of 2017 by his own cricket club in Norway. In a message he said, Norwegian Pakistani youth should join sports in order to make their life healthy and vigorous.