“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
― John Holmes


Deputy Inspector General Fayyaz Sumbal was tragically killed in a suicide bombing at a funeral in Quetta, Pakistan, on August 8, 2013.
The bomber had originally targeted the Balochistan Police inspector general, however Fayyaz quickly identified him and bravely put himself in danger.
The bomber triggered his device, killing Fayyaz and 38 members of the Frontier Corps and Balochistan Police.

Fayyaz had ongoing links with Australia and enjoyed a strong relationship with the Australian Federal Police.


Set up in 2014, the Fayyaz Sumbal Foundation aims to honour Fayyaz’s work by continuing to work for peace and security, as well as fostering goodwill and cooperation between Australia and Pakistan. The foundation’s chief fundraising venture is the Fayyaz Sumbal Cup, a star-studded cricket match first held in 2013.

The Cup has been played three times in Pakistan, and reciprocal games have recently been hosted in Melbourne, Hobart and Perth.
Funds raised by the foundation are spent aiding the families of servicemen and women killed and wounded in the line of duty.