Stani Army is delighted to bring you photos from our tour of Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, where we were granted rare behind the scenes access of the stadium, a ground where Pakistan greats such as Imran Khan and Javed Miandad have graced the pitch. Edgbaston will be hosting two of Pakistan’s group games for the upcoming Champions Trophy in June, and we were also excited to get our hands on the official ICC Champions Trophy which was in Birmingham for a short stay.
Before the tour of the stadium, members took part in a photo campaign officially authorised by the ICC and endorsed by Warwickshire County Cricket Club (WCCC). The campaign titled “Call for Action”, sees fans have their photos taken in front of local landmarks, whilst displaying the official ICC Champions Trophy Pakistan team specific artwork, as seen in the photos with our members stood in front of the famous Bullring in Birmingham. In a joint venture between Stani Army and CTEC Cricket, we will soon be asking fans around the world to have their photo taken holding up a print out of the official poster, stood at a local landmark dressed in their favourite Pakistan outfit, and then send them in to us. Photos will be published on staniarmy.com and possibly be used by WCCC and the ICC.
Stani Army would like to thank the ICC, WCCC, CTEC Cricket, Tom Rawlings, Sean Miller & Rick our guide from Warwickshire, who helped make it such an enjoyable and memorable day.
We would also like to thank photographer Junaid Shaheen, BBC Radio’s Ruchi Tandon, Nahim Ullah Khan of The Feast, The Sheikh of Pakistan, The Doctor, The King of Pakistan, Larry Cricket, Ferhan Kiani Azad, The Mexican, Raza, and the two wonderful kids.
Follow the link to view the complete gallery: Edgbaston tour & StaniArmy/CTEC Call for Action campaign