Punjab Governor Baligh ur Rehman presented souvenir to Lahore Qalandars' owner Atif Rana for promoting and uplifting cricket in Pakistan.
On the occasion of country's 77th Independence Day, Rana was called upon to the Governor House. His services for cricket were recognised by the Governor.
The players' development programme launched by Qalandars was also highly praised.
Qalandars set up a high-profile players' development programme soon after getting their mark in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The franchise produced players from their programme. Haris Rauf, a tape ball cricket star previously, was given a platform by Qalandars after which the pacer found his feet in the national team.
After successful run in Pakistan, Qalandars recently launched their players' development programme in Zimbabwe.
Qalandars partnered with T10 Global Sports to launch the programme in Zimbabwe which recently hosted its first-ever franchise cricket tournament.
Qalandars-owned franchise Durban won the inaugural edition of Zim Afro T10 league.