Sunbury hosts charity cricket match in memory of heroic Pakistan officer

RUPERTSWOOD in Sunbury is credited as the birthplace of the Ashes and the world sport’s most enduring sporting rivalry.

But a cricket game on Monday is all about building a flame of hope.

The Fayyaz Sumbal Cup has been organised by Salesian College groundsman James Caruana, brother of Australian Federal Police member Danny Caruana based in Pakistan. Former Deputy Inspector General of Balochistan police, Fayyaz Sumbal was killed in a suicide bombing in August last year. Picture: supplied

The specialist policeman was a colleague and friend of Fayyaz Sumbal, who lost his life when he jumped on a suicide bomber when he spotted the terrorist at a funeral for a policeman in Balochistan in August 2013.

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