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PSB News20 Oct 2021

Fahmida Mirza hails SBP efforts for promotion of sports
Sports Reporter LAHORE (Oct 20, 2021):-Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Fahmida Mirza appreciated Sports Board of Punjab (SBP) for holding the 1st Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship in a well disciplined manner. She was talking to media at the colourful closing ceremony of First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship at National Hockey Stadium on Wednesday Federal Minister for IPC Fahmida Mirza lauded the efforts of Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh and PHF Women Hockey Wing General Manager Tanzeela Amir Cheema for organizing a grand tournament in which 14 women hockey teams from across the country participated. Federal Minister for IPC Fahmida Mirza further said the government was taking stringent measures to introduce Sports Policy 2021 in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. “It is a painful fact that the sports department was totally ignored in the past but now our government is promoting sports among the younger generation in a systematic way”. Federal Minister for IPC Fahmida Mirza further said all the provinces should come forward and hold sports competitions on a regular basis to nurture talent in all sports. “It is the need of the hour to incline our children towards sports activities to grow a healthy society. We are also making compact plans to activate sports at school and club level on a regular basis because these are the best nurseries to prepare young talented players,” she said. Talking on this occasion, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Fuad Hashim Rabbani thanked all distinguished guests for attending the closing ceremony and top women hockey teams of the country for taking part in First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship. He said the Punjab government was making utmost efforts for the revival of hockey in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. “Hockey High Performance Centre is being established for the first time in the history of the country. This High Performance Centre will certainly play a key role in the true promotion of hockey in the country”. Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said the First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship is organised to prepare Pakistan female hockey players for first-ever FIH Hockey 5s World Cup scheduled to be staged in Oman’s capital city, Muscat in 2024. “Sports Board Punjab is making useful efforts for the revival of hockey and the First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship is also a part of that campaign”. Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said definitely it’s a historic day as far as the future of national hockey is concerned. “We are quite upbeat that the First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship will play an important role for the revival of hockey in the country”.   

Hockey20 Oct 2021

National Women Hockey: WAPDA clinch the title
Sports Reporter LAHORE (October 20, 2021):-Wapda women hockey team outplayed Punjab Colours 4-0 to clinch inaugural First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship at the National Hockey Stadium on Wednesday.  In the 3rd/4th position match, Railways women hockey team trounced Army 2-1. Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Fahmida Mirza and her husband Zulfiqar Mirza were the guests of honour at the grand concluding ceremony. They were also introduced with the finalist teams prior to the title clash. Federal Minister for IPC Fahmida Mirza awarded the winners' trophy and a cash prize of Rs 500 thousands to the Wapda team. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Fuad Hashim Rabbani distributed medals among runners up and 3rd position holder teams of the event. DG Pakistan Sports Board Asif Zaman, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Fuad Hashim Rabbani, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh, PHF Women Hockey Wing General Manager Tanzeela Amir Cheema, Director Admin Javed Chohan, Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, head coach of national hockey team Olympian Khawaja Junaid, Col (retd) Asif Naz Khokhar, Olympian Mohammad Usman and a large number of hockey players and enthusiasts were also present on this occasion.
Imran Butt and Abid Ali hit tons on opening day
Sports Reporter LAHORE (October 20, 2021):-Balochistan captain Imran Butt and Central Punjab opener Abid Ali made centuries in their sides’ matches against Sindh and Southern Punjab on the opening day of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021-22. Imran smashed 104 off 222 to record his sixth first-class century at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad. The right-hander knitted a solid 194-run stand with his fellow opener Imam-ul-Haq, who missed out on a century by three runs, as he was dismissed by Asad Shafiq after scoring 97 off 166 (10 fours and two sixes). Balochistan ended the day on 253 for the loss of four wickets. Abdul Wahid Bangalzai (32 not out) and Ayaz Tasawar (0 not out) will resume the innings tomorrow. Sindh’s Mir Hamza, Mohammad Asghar and Mohammad Hasnain were the other bowlers to take a wicket each. As Balochistan had crossed the 250-run mark, they gathered two batting points for the innings, while Sindh got one bowling point for dismissed four batters inside the first 100 overs. Abid’s unbeaten 132 was the highlight of the first day of the Punjab Derby at Multan Cricket Stadium as Central Punjab ended the day at a strong 289 for three. They gathered two batting points. Abid faced 249 balls and despatched 22 of them towards boundary. The Pakistan Test opener added 100 runs for the first wicket with Ahmed Shehzad, who made 63 off 83 (11 fours) before he was caught off Aamer Yamin after Lunch. Central Punjab captain Azhar Ali was LBW by his opposite number, Mohammad Abbas, after scoring 25 (four fours). When pacer Mohammad Ilyas dismissed Mohammad Saad (12 off 41), he handed Southern Punjab a point for helping them take three wickets. Left-hander Hussain Talat pushed the Southern Punjab bowlers on the backfoot in the latter part of the day with an unbeaten 46. He smashed eight fours. At the Gaddafi Stadium, in front of nine High-Definition cameras which are beaming live-action around the world through PCB’s official YouTube channel, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa openers Sahibzada Farhan and Israrullah and captain Iftikhar Ahmed struck half-centuries. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were provided a solid start with a 92-run opening stand. Farhan smashed seven fours and a six in his 134-ball 71, while Israr made 50 off 79 (four fours and a six). Iftikhar carried his impressive form with the bat in red-ball cricket and smashed three fours and a six as he remained unbeaten on 50 off 106. He will resume Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s innings on 240 for five from 81 overs with Khalid Usman (five not out) on Thursday. Scores in brief: Balochistan elected to bat after winning the toss against Sindh at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Balochistan 253-4, 85 overs (Imran Butt 104, Imam-ul-Haq 97, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 32 not out) Innings points – Balochistan 2, Sindh 1 Toss uncontested, Southern Punjab elected to bowl against Central Punjab at Multan Stadium Central Punjab 289-3, 82.3 overs (Abid Ali 132 not out, Ahmed Shehzad 63, Azhar Ali 25) Innings points – Central Punjab 2, Southern Punjab 1 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa elected to bat after winning the toss against Northern at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 240-5, 81 overs (Sahibzada Farhan 71, Iftikhar Ahmed 50 not out, Israrullah 50) Innings points – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1, Northern 1
David Weise helps Namibia to beat Netherlands by six wickets
Report: Abdullah Asjad ISLAMABAD (October 20,2021):-Namibia defeated Netherlands by 6 wickets in the ICC Men’s T 20 World cup 2021 match at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Netherlands batters post 164 for 4 runs on scoreboard, as their Opener Max O Dowd played a superb innings and scored 70 runs in 56 balls. He hit 4 fours and solitary six. Colin Ackermann added 35 runs in the team total. He faced 32 deliveries while Edwards scored 21 runs after wasting 11 balls .He smashed couple of fours and one six. Namibia’s bowler Jan Frylinck took 2 wickets and conceded 36 runs while all rounder David Wiese picked up 1 wicket. Namibia’s all rounder David Weise played a very sparkling innings and cracked 5 long sixes and 4 fours during an innings of 66 runs. He faced just 40 deliveries. Namibia’s skipper Gerhard Erasmus scored 35 runs in 32 balls while Stephan Baard made 19 runs for 20 balls. David Weise got man of the match for his shining all rounder performers. Summarized Scorecard: Netherlands Batting: (Max O Dowd (70 runs in 56 balls) 6 fours 1six, Colin Ackermann (35runs in 32 balls) 1 four 1 six, Scott Edwards (21 run in 11 balls) 2 fours 1 six) Namibia Bowling: (Jan Frylinck 2 for 36, David Wiese 1 four 32) Namibia Batting: (David Weise (66 runs in 40 balls) 4 fours 5 sixes, Gerhard Erasmus (32 runs in 22 balls) 4 fours1 sixes, Stephan Baard (19 runs in 20 balls)3 fours) Netherlands Bowling: (Pieter Seelaar 1 for 8, Fred Klaassen 1 for 14) Result:-Namibia won by 6 wickets Man of the Match:-David Wiese Toss: Namibia won the toss and elected to bowl first  

Hockey20 Oct 2021

FIH announces Juniors World Cup schedule
Ali Ahmed LAHORE (October 20, 2021):-International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Wednesday announced the complete schedule of the upcoming FIH Hockey Junior World Cups, Men’s and Women’s, which will be played Bhubaneswar, India. According to media department of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), the opening match of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 will be played between Belgium and South Africa on November 24 at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, India. Pakistan will play first match against Germany on November 24, as Egypt and Argentina are also in the in Pakistan’s Pool. As many as 16 teams from all over the world compete for the top honour. Besides, hosts India, Pakistan, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Malaysia, South Africa, Chile, Canada, France, Poland and United States of America (USA) will be in action in the World Cup Juniors’ Hockey. Following England’s withdrawal, Poland will join the event and play in Pool B alongside the hosts and title holders, India, as well as Canada and France.
West Indies: Akeal approved as replacement for Fabian
Aamir Ali Janjua Dubai (October 20, 2021):-The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 has approved Akeal Hosein as a replacement for Fabian Allen in the West Indies squad. The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 has approved Akeal Hosein as a replacement for Fabian Allen in the West Indies squad. Left-arm spinner Hosein, who has played nine ODIs and six T20Is, was named as a replacement after Allen was ruled out due to an ankle injury. Hosein was a reserve as per the allowance for teams to travel with extra players in view of COVID-19 quarantine requirements. The replacement for Hosein in the reserves list will be the uncapped Gudakesh Motie. The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad. The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 consists of Chris Tetley (Head of Events, Chair), Clive Hitchcock (ICC Senior Cricket Operations Manager), Rahul Dravid and Dhiraj Malhotra (BCCI Representatives), Simon Doull and Ian Bishop (Independent Members).

Football20 Oct 2021

PPFL: PAF and Navy clinch victories
Mohammad Kabir RAWALPINDI (October 20, 2021):-Pakistan Air Force(PAF) and Pakistan Navy have won their matches after beating their opponents in the 13th Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) at Municipal Stadium Rawalpindi. In the first match, PAF defeated Karachi United 3-0 goals. Two teams fought well and were engaged 0-0 at the end of the first half. In the 53rd minute Waleed scored the first goal for PAF and just after one minute, Mujahid doubled the score 2-0. The third goal was scored by Mansoor in the last of the scheduled time. Referee showing yellow card to Azan of Karachi United for playing foul in the 79th minute. The match was locked 3-0 at the end of the stipulated times. In the 2nd match Pakistan Navy beat Huma Club, Islamabad 4-3 goals. Huma Club took a 3-2 lead against Pakistan Navy at the end of the first half. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Ibrahim scored the first goal for Huma Club and Waheed doubled the margin 2-0 in the 29th minute. Noman reduced the margin 2-1 in the 40th minute for Pakistan Navy. The third goal was scored by Ibrahim for Huma Club in the 45th minute and Adeel again reduced the score 3-2 for Pakistan Navy in the injury time of the first half. The third and fourth goals were scored by Noman and Rizwan for Pakistan Navy in the 64th and 67th minutes respectively. At the end of the scheduled times, Pakistan Navy took 4-3 lead. Abdul Wahid received a yellow card for Huma Club in the 69th minute. President, Australian Football League of Pakistan, Sardar Tariq Mehmood was the chief guest on the occasion. Chairman, District Football Association, Rawalpindi, Raja Ishtiaq Ahmed, PSO to President, PFF, Syed Sharafat Hussain Bukhari, Coordinator, Taimoor Kayani and Chairman Ground Committee, Khurram Farooqui and a large number of peoples were also present on the occasion. Thursday’s matches: KRL vs SSGC Pakistan vs WAPDA

Sports News20 Oct 2021

President Arif Alvi appreciates Sign Language Commentary on PTV
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD (October 20, 2021):-President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mohammad Arif Alvi appreciated the sign language commentary in the live show of Pakistan Television (PTF) T20 World Cup 2021 special. In his tweet, Alvi writes, “PTV people did an excellent job to arrange sign commentary for the deaf people of society”. It is important to mention here that it was the basic idea of Namood Muslim, a senior journalist and head of PTV sports desk, which is being applauded by all people. Now, deaf people will be able to understand the news of sports. The T20 World Cricket Cup 2021 special live show is being telecasted at 6:40 pm from October 17 and will continue till November 14, 2021.
English skipper Morgan relishes ICC T20 World Cup challenge
Aamir Ali Janjua Dubai (October 20, 2021):-Eoin Morgan says England are excited by the challenge of adding the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 title to the 50-over crown they claimed two years ago. Eoin Morgan says England are excited by the challenge of adding the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 title to the 50-over crown they claimed two years ago. Morgan led England to a memorable first ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2019 on home soil and they are among the favourites to land the T20 equivalent in UAE and Oman this year. They are currently ranked No.1 in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I team rankings and boast an experienced squad, with only Tom Curran aged under 28. England have lost just one of their last 11 T20I series and even that was a marginal 3-2 defeat to India earlier this year, while they arrive off the back of home victories against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Expectations are high then, and Morgan believes they have what it takes to replicate their 2019 50-over success. “It would be unbelievably special if we managed to do it (win another ICC world title) in three years,” he said. “I think the group of players we have had for the past five or six years and some new really talented younger guys, makes a composition of the squad extremely strong. “Playing away from home creates challenges, and for the first time since 2016 we are going into a tournament where we haven’t been favourites. “But these are challenges we are really looking forward to.” England are joined in Group 1 of the Super 12 stage by rivals Australia, defending champions West Indies and the ever-dangerous South Africa, while two teams from Round 1 will complete the six-team group. England begin against West Indies in Dubai on Saturday but lost their opening warm-up game against India by six wickets. Morgan wouldn’t be drawn on wider team news but did say that Liam Livingstone’s finger injury sustained against Virat Kohli’s side was not serious. The Lancashire all-rounder left the field after dropping Ishan Kishan on the boundary against India on Monday. “Liam is fine and fully fit for the start of the tournament,” confirmed the captain. “We have no other problems. None, touch wood, so far.” Morgan said he would not necessarily play in every England match, suggesting he will drop himself if his poor recent form continues. Morgan averaged just 11.08 in the recent IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders and says he will not stand in the way of the team if his form continues to be a problem. "I've been short on runs but my captaincy has been pretty good,” he said. "I wouldn't be standing here if I hadn't come out of every bad run of form that I've ever had. "The nature of T20 cricket and where I bat means I always have to take high-risk options. I've come to terms with that."
Bangladesh overcome Oman by 26 runs to reach next round
Report: Abdullah Asjad ISLAMABAD (October 19, 2021):-Bangladesh defeated Oman by 26 runs in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 at AL Amarat  Cricket Ground  Oman on Tuesday and confirmed their place in the next round of top 12 teams. On Tuesday night, Bangladeshi captain Mahmudullah won the toss and decided to bat first. Bangladeshi batters scored 153 for 10 runs in 20 overs match. Opener Mohammad Naim scored 64 runs after facing 50 deliveries. He smashed 4 long sixe sand 3 fours. Al rounder Shakib Ul Hassan played a brilliant innings and added 40 runs in his team’s total. He faced 29 balls and hit 6 fours while skipper scored 17 runs in 10 balls and hit only single four and six. Oman’s bowler  Bilal khan took 3 wickets after conceded 18 runs in 4 overs while Fayaz Butt chipped in 3 wickets for 29 runs .Kaleem Ullah  got 2 wickets. Oman batter Jatinder scored 40 runs after wasting 33 delivers. He hit 4 sixes and 3 fours. Kashyap Prajapati scored just 21 runs in 18 balls. Bangladeshi bowler Mustafiz ur Rehman got 4 wickets in four overs, Shakib Ul Hassan sent 3 batsman out for 28 runs in 4 overs. He got man of the match award on his all rounder performers. Brief Scorecard: Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first Bangladesh Batting: (Mohammad Naim (64 runs in 50 balls) 3 fours 4 sixes Shakib ul hasan (40 runs in29 balls) 6 fours, Mahmudullah (17 runs in 10 balls) 1 six and 1 four) Oman Bowling: (Bilal khan 3 for 18 runs, Fayaz Butt 3 for 30 runs, Kaleem ullah  2 for 30 runs) Oman batting: (Jatinder singh (40 runs in 33 balls) 4 fours 1 six, Kashyap Prajapati (21 runs in 18) 1 four and 2 sixes, Zeshan Maqsood (12 runs in 16 Balls) 1 six) Bangladesh bowling: (Mustafiz ur Rehman 4 for 36, Shakib Ul Hasan 3 for 28, Mahedi Hassan 1 for 14) Results: Bangladesh won the match by 26 runs Man of the match:-Shakib Ul Hassan