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BASKETBALL - National 02 Jun, 2024

Mohammad Majid-Abdul Nasir Memorial Tournament concludes
Mohammad Majid-Abdul Nasir Memorial Tournament concludes

Pakistan WAPDA overcome Pakistan Air Force 68-67 in a nerve-jangling final

Abdul Jabbar Faisal

KARACHI: Pakistan Wapda overcame Pakistan Air Force (PAF) with the margin of solitary point 68-67 in the final of the All Pakistan Mohammad Majid-Abdul Nasir Memorial Basketball Tournament, which concluded on Sunday at Siddique Memon Sports Complex Karachi.

In the final, both teams displayed exceptional skills, tenacity, and battle till the final whistle. Wapda, however, did well in the last quarter, securing a thrilling 68-67 points victory. Zainul Hassan of Wapda was the hero of the final, producing a sparking performance with 34 points, while his teammate Mohammad Israr added 10 points. Despite a valiant effort from PAF, Wapda’s dominance in the closing stages proved decisive. Umair Jan led the scoring for PAF with 26 points, followed by Umair Siddiqui with 12 points.

Managing Director of United Medical and Dental College Dr. Bilal Faiz was the chief guest of the concluding ceremony, who presented the winning trophy to the captain of the Pakistan Wapda team. Pakistan Basketball Federation (PBBF) Secretary General Khalid Bashir, Karachi Basketball Association (KBBA) President Mohammad Yaqoob, Tournament chief organizer Dr. Umer Daraz Khan, PBBF Associate Secretary Yaqoob Qadry, and the other dignitaries were also present on this occasion.

Earlier In the third position match, Punjab Rangers secured a convincing 72-61 points victory against Islamabad. It is important to mention that Mohammad Majid and Abdul Nasir represented Pakistan in basketball. They served the basketball as the players and officials at national and international levels.