The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the NSW Police are joining forces for a special cause.
The annual Fayyaz Sumbal 2019 Community Cup will feature a double-header with the Pakistan Community XI taking on Yaralla, followed by the Australian Federal Police against the NSW Police, raising funds for the Fayyaz Sumbal Foundation.
This special charity match will take place at the historic Bradman Oval.
On average, one Pakistani Police Officer is killed every day in the line of duty in terror attacks leaving families to struggle without a sole breadwinner.
The Fayyaz Sumbal Foundation was created as a way of providing practical support for families, that are all too commonly impacted by terrorist related tragedies.
The match will be played to promote friendship, bringing together participants across various nationalities and community groups as an unofficial exercise in diplomacy.
Participants and the police community will combine their love of cricket with the key aim of raising money and awareness for those affected by terrorism in Pakistan.
AFP Officer, Danny Caruana who founded the charity after a suicide bombing claimed the life of his friend and Deputy Inspector, Fayyaz Sumbal in Pakistan said the games would be played in a spirit of harmony at one of Australia’s most iconic cricket grounds, Bradman Oval.
“Pakistanis and Australians share a love of cricket,” Mr Sumbal said.
“This game will be a great way for police and the community to come together in aid of a great cause.
“Now more than ever we need to bring people together.”
This year the Fayyaz Sumbal Foundation are launching their #100notout4Fayyaz social media campaign as they pledge to raise a goal of $100,000 over the next five years.
The Fayyaz Sumbal 2019 Community Cup, is to be held at Bradman Oval in Bowral on Saturday, January 12.
Entrance to watch the game is only a gold coin donation.
The first match between the Pakistani and Indian Community team verse Yaralla kicks of at 10 am.
The main event between the AFP and NSW Police begins at 2 pm.