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BASKETBALL - Int News 19 Jun, 2023

Basketball: Pakistan overpower Bangladesh 84-64 to reach in semifinals
Zain (19), Mohammad Umair (19), and Abdul Wahab (11) earn points for Green ShirtsSports Bulletin ReportMale (Maldives):-Pakistan men’s basketball team outplayed Bangladesh 84-64 to win their last group match in the five-nation Basketball Tournament in Maldives on Sunday and Gren Shirts confirmed their berth in the semifinals after this big win.Pakistan dominated Bangladesh from the very first moment of the game scoring 20 points in the first quarter, as their opponents had 15 points. However, Bangladesh showed some resistance in the second quarter, taking a slight 37-34 lead. In the third quarter, Pakistan pushed Bangladesh against the wall as they only managed to score seven points while Pakistan scored 22 points to extend their lead to 56-44. Pakistan continued their dominance in the last quarter and won the match by 84-64 to secure a place in the semifinals.Pakistan’s Zain ul Hasan Khan and Mohammad Umair Jan scored 19 points each while Abdul Wahab scored 16 points, Ziaur Rahman 11 and Shehbaz Ali, Umeer and Zia scored three points each. 

BASKETBALL - Int News 17 Jun, 2023

Basketball News: Pakistan beat Maldives 65-63 in 5-nation fixture
Sports Bulletin ReportMale (Maldives):-Pakistan overcame hosts Maldives by 65-63 in their second fixture of the five-nation International Basketball Tournament after a thrilling four-quarters contest here on Friday. Pakistan faced a defeat in the first match at the hands of Nepal.In the second match, the Pakistani player did well to overcome the hosts, as they were ahead 40-34 after halfway.  Zain-ul-Hasan was the top scorer with 22 while Zia-ur-Rehman and Emmad Ahmed were other major contributors with 15 and 13 points.   

BASKETBALL - Int News 14 Jun, 2023

Basketball News: Pakistan squad arrive in Male for 5-nation fixture
Sports Bulletin ReportMale (Maldives):-Pakistan Basketball team arrived here on Wednesday to participate in the five-nation international basketball championship 2023, which is scheduled to be kicked off on June 15 in the capital city Male.Besides, hosts Maldives, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal will fight for the championship title. The top four teams will qualify for semifinals of the championship.Pakistan will play their first match against Nepal on June 15 while green shirts will be in action against host Maldives on June 16. Pakistan will play third league match against Bhutan on June 17 and will play his last match against Bangladesh on June 18. The semifinals will be played on June 20 while final of the championship will be held on June 22.Pakistan squad:Mohammad Shahbaz Ali (captain), Abdul Wahab, Mohammad Umair Jan, Zain ul Hassan Khan, Mohammad Shahid, Imad Ahmed, Zia Ur Rehman, Saqib Ullah Mahsood, Mahtab Akram and Sheraz Aslam.Officials: Malik Mohammad Riaz (head coach), Umer Mehmood (coach), Ahmed Ali Tipu (manager)

BASKETBALL - Int News 09 Jun, 2023

Basketball News: Federation Names Squad for 5-nation Fixture
Mohamad Shahbaz Ali to lead Pakistan in the international basketball championshipAbdul Jabbar FaisalISLAMABAD:-The four-man selection committee of Pakistan Basketball Federation (PBBF) headed by Khalid Bashir named a 10-player squad for the upcoming 5-nation international basketball championship starting from June 15, 2023, in the Maldives. Col (Retd) Shujaat Ali Rana, Mohammad Riaz Malik, and Modood Jafri were members of the selection committee.According to an official of PBBF, after getting the official affiliation with Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) this year 2023, the top management of PBBF headed by Brig. (R) Mohamad Iftikhar Mansoor and Secretary General Khalid Bashir took vital steps to organize national events as well as send Pakistan teams abroad for international competitions. Besides Pakistan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal will take part in the five-nation fixture, which will be held from June 15 to 22, 2023 in Male, Maldives.Secretary PBBF Khalid Bashir said:“The five countries’ basketball event will be helpful for the Pakistan team to get good exposure, as our players will take part in an international competition after seven years. This tournament will be a door opener for talented basketball players to represent Pakistan, the main purpose of participating in the event is to provide opportunities to the players so that they can get experience as PBBF set the target of the Pakistan basketball team to win the medal in upcoming South Asian Games to be held next year.”“PBBF is especially grateful to Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Ehsan Ur Rehman Mazari and Director General Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Shoaib Khoso for their full support and assistance that make it possible for PBBF to train the spikers in the camp for more than a month as well as Pakistan team participation at international level. PBBF associates the efforts of Secretary Ouj-e-Zahoor for organizing the camp and coordination between all relevant departments.”Pakistan squad:Mohamad Shahbaz Ali (captain), Abdul Wahab, Mohamad Umair Jan, Zain ul Hassan Khan, Mohamad Shahid, Imad Ahmed, Zia Ur Rehman, Saqib Ullah Mahsood, Mahtab Akram, Sheraz AslamOfficials: Malik Mohammad Riaz (head coach), Umer Mehmood (coach), Ahmed Ali Teepu (manager)