Pakistan’s very own Virtual Reality Cricket game at KFC, Barkat Market today.

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Cricingif & PepsiCo have collaborated to launch Pakistan’s very own Virtual Reality cricket game in a four-day-long activation held in Lahore. The activation, held from 19th May, 2017 till 21st May, 2017, will attract thousands of frenzied fans in a cricket-mad nation.

Pepsi previously joint hands for finding the young and talented players from all over Pakistan under their trial program called ‘Future 11’. According to Pepsi & PCB Future11 campaign will groom youngsters from the start so that in future they will become assets for the Pakistani team.

Experiencing the VR game Salman Butt (Marketing Director – PepsiCo) said “The digital era has enabled Pepsi to connect and reach wider group of audience than before. Owing to our nation’s interest in technology and innovation, Cricingif’s VR game has enabled PepsiCo with cutting edge viral technology that will help us connect with even more diverse group of people. We created an impact amongst Pakistani audience on-ground in Pepsi Future 11 campaign we are sure that people will cherish the VR game & enjoy the immersive experience”.

Today the first-of-its-kind game developed in-house by Cricingif has the following exciting features for the cricket lovers

1. Know what it feels like to step onto the pitch in front of thousands of fans. Play and win in VR

2. Batting challenge for 2 overs, Are you as good as Misbah? Can you score 26 in 1 over?

3. How good are you with fast and spin bowlers? Can you spin the game?

4. Day and night match shift options

Talking about the partnership for the activation, CEO of Cricingif, Shahid Rasool mentioned, “We went into a strategic partnership with Pepsi as they are the largest beverage brand in Pakistan and they have been at the forefront of the promotion of the game. Pepsi has encouraged Pakistani cricket not only at the international stage, but it has also been involved in unearthing of talent at the grassroots level”.

About Cricingif:

Cricingif is a first of its kind cricket coverage platform that offers the fastest ball-by-ball updates, including scores, GIFs, and video clips, along with live streaming. Cricket flows in the blood of Pakistan and there is a massive need for 360-degree coverage when it comes to cricket. Consumers in Pakistan, as they become busier and more and tech-savvy, are looking for on-demand solutions that can help them stay connected to the game at every turn even if they can’t watch the game completely. Realizing this gap in the market, Cricingif aims to provide the most engaging cricket coverage using ball by ball clips which no one else in the world is offering currently. Cricingif’s clip for every ball video coverage feature on the platform / app enables users to replay and share the most important moments of the game.

They have entered into exclusive long term partnerships with the ICC (International Cricket Council) & PSL (Pakistan Super League) for ball by ball highlights to continue to provide users the best possible cricket cricket viewing experience online and on their smartphone.

Activation Timings (Lahore):

Packages Mall: 3-9 pm (17th May, 2017)

Garden Town KFC: 1-9 pm (18th & 19th, 2017)

Hashtags to use: #VRCricingif #Future11

Twitter accounts: @_cricingif @PepsiPakistan

1st Test | Pakistan win by 7 wickets against West Indies

Misbah Ul Haq captain of Pakistan Cricket team finished the game two back-to-back sixes and give Pakistan team another test win. Pakistan was chasing a small target of 32 which suddenly became a headache for them as they lost three wickets in the process, but Misbah came and hit two sixes of his only two balls faced. Pakistan is now 1-0 up in the series and still 2 more test matches to be played in this series.

Pakistan is going well in the Caribbeans, after winning both T20 International and One Day International series, now they are heading towards Test series win as well. This Test has its own importance because Pakistan’s two premier middle-order batsmen (Misbah and Younis Khan) are going to retire at the completion of the series.

Few notes:

Younis Khan became first Pakistani, 6th Asian and 13th Overall batsman to make 10000 or more runs in Test Cricket, he needed 23 more runs to achieve this milestone before coming into this test match and he achieved this by sweeping on the bowl of Chase by getting four runs on 3rd day of the Game.

Misbah Ul Haq also achieved his own milestone of making 5000 Test runs in this same test match. He also finished the match with two sixes, which gives him a lot of unique records.

Misbah left stranded at 99 not out. First Pakistan batsman and 6th in history to remain not out on 99 in Tests. Mohammad Abbas was adjudged LBW after reviewing it was an umpire’s call.

Muhammad Amir got six wickets in first match, after returning to Cricket it is his first five or more wickets haul in International Cricket. This Aamir’s 6-44 are best bowling figures by a Pakistan fast bowler in Tests in last 7 years. Since Asif’s 6-41 in Sydney 2010.

This is Misbah-ul-Haq’s 25th Test win as a captain and all 25 have been away from home (Pakistan). As Pakistan is playing their home series at neutral venue (UAE).

Yasir Shah awarded as a player of the match on his super bowling in the second innings as he finished up with 6 wickets, he has also picked up two wickets in first innings.

Brief Scorecard:

West Indies 1st Innings 286-10 (95)

Roston Chase 63 off 151, Shane Dowrich 56 off 130, Jason Holder (c) not out 57 off 75. Mohammad Amir 6/44.

Pakistan 1st Innings 407-10 (138.4)

Babar Azam 72 off 201, Younis Khan 58 off 138, Misbah-ul-Haq not out 99 off 223, Sarfraz Ahmed 54 off 70. Shannon Gabriel 92/3, Alzarri Joseph 71/3

West Indies 2nd Innings 152-10 (52.4)

Kieran Powell 49 off 84. Yasir Shah 63/6

Pakistan 2nd Innings 36-3 (10.5)

Misbah-ul-Haq (c) not out 12 off 3

Pakistan won by 7 wkts

West Indies Playing XI:

Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Vishaul Singh, Shane Dowrich (wk), Roston Chase, Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel

Pakistan Playing XI:

Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Abbas

NEXT: 2nd Test will be played at Bridgetown, Barbados from Sunday, 30 April.

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Dolmen Celebrates the Journey of Love and Togetherness

Donned as a mall with a heart by its valued customers, Dolmen Malls is committed to enrich customer experience through unparalleled hospitality, service, value based offers, discounts, festivals and more.

Draped in a carousel of festivities, Dolmen Malls is celebrating the journey of love and togetherness through numerous activities throughout February and March. Offers and discounts leading up to 70% on renowned local and international brands are being offered daily to shoppers while multiple new lawn collections are being unveiled along with activities from leading fashion, beauty and food brands

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The sea facing mall in Clifton exudes the nation’s fervor towards cricket making ‘Dolmen Loves Cricket’, highlight of the month. Howzaat deals in the food court in all three malls, décor and the match screening in Dolmen Mall Clifton are making the atmosphere livelier as the season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) gains momentum. Cricket fans are relishing live cricketing moments in the food court, participating in sporting discussions and attaining opportunities to have cricketing celebrity encounters.

“We take pride in giving our customers a reason to revel the joys of love, togetherness and their fervor for food, sports, and shopping. For us, our customers are more important than anything else. This is their mall and they tell us what they would like to see – we make it happen,” said Naureen Khan, General Manager Marketing, Dolmen Group.

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Additionally, within the realm of Dolmen Cares, the mall’s community engagement initiative, Dolmen Mall announced a one-year collaboration with Cricket Junoonis, the official fan club of Pakistan Cricket (endorsed by PCB), to celebrate the love of the sport. Junooni fans and families enrolled through Dolmen Mall will benefit for the entire year with numerous discounts, prizes, trips, and more. For the current season of PSL, the partnership will provide 15 lucky draw customers from Dolmen malls Clifton, Tariq Road and Hyderi a chance to go to Dubai on an all-expense paid trip for the PSL playoffs and become stars of the Dolmen Junooni travelogue that will be televised on leading national televisions.

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Warriors wins first match in T20 Challenge

After winning the toss warriors put dolphins in to bat, warriors’ bowlers respond their captain’s call by taking wickets in regular intervals. Dolphins’ three wickets were down inside five overs, when they had only 16 runs on the board. They were jolted badly when their captain thrown away his wicket to Warriors. At that time they were only 43 and they already lost four wickets inside 9th over. They were rescued by their next in batsmen to reach at a total at which they could bowl for something.

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Mehmdullah’s Khulna boys wins another match

Khulna Titans’ are used to win matches while bowling in 2nd innings. This is third occasion when they win a match bowling second. Their bowling is looking good and worry still is their batting. But in this match they earned few more runs as compared to their previous encounters. This time Mehmudullah’s men did a wonderful job

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Dhaka Dynamites is now top of table in BPL 2016

Dhaka Dynamites started this years’ edition with a comprehensive win, and they are continuing their perfect form at home ground. Now they will be going to Chittagong, currently leading the points table of Bangladesh Premier League 2016-17.  On the other side Comilla Victorians are still win less during first phase of BPL 2016, and yet to off the mark under same captain who won last years’ edition. One thing is favoring them in this year’s edition is that they are winning the toss in all of their matches, now they need to convert that luck of winning tosses to a match winning one.

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