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VOLLEYBALL - Int News 28 May, 2024

Pakistan surprise Australia 3-0 to earn lead in 3-match volleyball Series
Abdul Jabbar FaisalISLAMABAD: Pakistan outclassed high-ranked Australia in straight games 3-0 in the opening fixture of the 3-match bilateral volleyball series at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad on Tuesday. Spiker, Hammad Arshad was declared the best player of the match.The Sarsabz Volleyball Series 2024 kicked off today with a thrilling encounter in an exhilarating display of skill and determination. The final score-line was 25-22, 25-22, and 25-20, as the hosts made a significant achievement for the Green Shirts and the Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF).The match was a testament to the hard work and preparation of the Pakistani players, who demonstrated exceptional teamwork and strategy on the court. The victory has set a positive tone for the series and has energized the fans and supporters of volleyball in Pakistan.The Sarsabz Volleyball Series 2024, featuring three matches between Pakistan and Australia, promises to deliver more exciting volleyball action. The second match of the series is scheduled for tomorrow, 29th May 2024, at 6:30 PM. Fans can catch the live broadcast on Geo Super and the official YouTube channel of Pakistan Volleyball.This series is not only an opportunity for the Pakistani team to showcase their talent but also a significant step in strengthening international sports relations and fostering a competitive spirit among athletes. The PVF extends its gratitude to the fans, sponsors, and media partners for their unwavering support and invites everyone to join in and cheer for the green shirts in the upcoming matches.Pakistan Team: Murad Jehan (captain), Kashif Naveed (Vice Captain), Usman Fariyad, Afaq Jan, Fakhar Watto, Aimal Khan, Murad Wazir, Waleed Khan, Ali Haider, Hammad Arshad, Musawar Khan, Zaheer Jutt, Nasir Ali, Yaseen khan Australia Team: Nehemiah Mote (captain) Luke Perry, Arshdeep Dosanjh, Jackson Holland, Trent O’dea, Matthew Aubrey, Max Senica, Beau Graham, Thomas Heptinstall, Sam Flowerday, Nicholas Butler, Ethan Garrett, William D’arcy Miles, Jacob Baird. 

VOLLEYBALL - Int News 26 May, 2024

Australian volleyball players arrive in Islamabad for 3-match Series
Green Shirts to face Australia on May 29 at Liaquat Gymnasium Pakistan Sports ComplexAbdul Jabbar FaisalISLAMABAD: The Australia volleyball squad have arrived here to play a three-match bilateral series against hosts Pakistan, as the opening match of the tie will be played at Liaquat Gymnasium Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad on May 29, 2025.According to an official of the Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF), a strong Australian volleyball squad arrived in Islamabad on Sunday ahead of a three-match volleyball series against the hosts Pakistan. This marks the first time the Australian team will play on the soil of Pakistan. Murad Jehan will lead Pakistan in the series.The top officials of PVF welcomed the visiting team at Islamabad International Airport. The Australians will hold a practice session on May 27 (Monday) at the venue. Nehemiah Mote will lead Australia in the series. Daniel Ilott will act as head coach, with James Begley, Alec Walker, and Brendan Garlick serving as coaches.Names of Australia Team: Nehemiah Mote (captain) Luke Perry, Arshdeep Dosanjh, Jackson Holland, Trent O’dea, Matthew Aubrey, Max Senica, Beau Graham, Thomas Heptinstall, Sam Flowerday, Nicholas Butler, Ethan Garrett, William D’arcy Miles, and Jacob Baird.The first match of the three-match series will be held on May 28 at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad. The second match will be played on May 29, and the third match of the series will be held on May 30. All matches will start at 6:30 pm.Chairman PVF, Chaudhry Mohammad Yaqoob said: "Australia has some good players in their squad, and we encourage fans to come and cheer for the Green Shirts, who have recently shown excellent performance by winning the Central Asian Volleyball League."

VOLLEYBALL - Int News 26 May, 2024

Training Tour: Pakistan Volleyball women leave for Italy
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: The National Women's Volleyball Team of Pakistan on Sunday left Islamabad for Itly for a training tour, aimed at preparing them for upcoming international tournaments.The team, led by Captain Amna and Vice-Captain Rashida Shakeel, will be under the expert guidance of Head Coach Alessandra Campedelli from Italy, assisted by Pakistani coaches Malik Zahid and Waseem Rana.Before their departure, Chairman of the Pakistan Volleyball Federation, Chaudhry Mohammad Yaqoob, and President PVF, Sohail Khawar Mir, met with the team and expressed their best wishes for a successful tour.Captain Amna said: “During stay in Italy, the team will engage in intense training sessions and play practice matches against local clubs, gaining valuable exposure and experience. We are grateful for the support of our federation and the opportunity to train in Italy," said Captain Amna.”

VOLLEYBALL - Int News 16 May, 2024

Pakistan, and Turkmenistan qualify for CAVL Volleyball League final
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: Hosts and Turkmenistan have moved into the final after beating their respective rivals in the last league matches of the Central Asian Volleyball League (CAVL) at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad on Thursday. Final will be played on May 17, 2024 at the same venue.Names of Pakistan Players: Mohammad Hamid, Waleed Khan, Usman Faryad Ali, Aimal Khan, Fakhar-ud-Din, Murad Khan, Mohammad Kashif Naveed, Abdul Zaheer, Murad Jehan, Afaq Khan, Musawer Khan, Nasir Ali, Ali Haider, Mohammad Yasin. Results (May 16, 2024):Kyrgyzstan Beat Afghanistan (3-0) 25-20, 25-20, 25-19Turkmenistan beat Sri Lanka (3-0) 25-22, 25-19, 25-19Pakistan beat Iran (3-1) 25-18, 23-25, 25-16, 25-20 

VOLLEYBALL - Int News 15 May, 2024

Central Asian Volleyball League: Pakistan register historical triumph
Green Shirts thrash Kyrgyzstan in straight games 3-0 to confirm their berth in finalSports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: Hosts Pakistan inked a new record in the history of Pakistan volleyball after winning four international matches continuously, as Green Shirts trounced Kyrgyzstan by 3-0 in the Central Asian Volleyball League (CAVL) at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad on Wednesday.Results:Pakistan beat Kyrgyzstan (3-0) 25-18, 27-25, 27-25Sri Lanka beat Iran (3-0) 25-22, 25-17, 25-21Turkmenistan beat Afghanistan (3-1) 18-25, 33-31, 25-17, 25-17.Names of Pakistan Players: Mohammad Hamid, Waleed Khan, Usman Faryad Ali, Aimal Khan, Fakhar-ud-Din, Murad Khan, Mohammad Kashif Naveed, Abdul Zaheer, Murad Jehan, Afaq Khan, Musawer Khan, Nasir Ali, Ali Haider, Mohammad Yasin.

VOLLEYBALL - Int News 13 May, 2024

CAVL: Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka claim victories
Hosts Pakistani spikers outclass Turkmenistan 3-1 in a well-contest 4 games matchAbdul Jabbar FaisalISLAMABAD: Pakistan posted third back-to-back victories in the Central Asian Volleyball League (CAVL) after thrashing Turkmenistan 3-1 in a four-game thriller at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad on Monday. Pakistani spikers have defeated Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in their first two fixtures at the same venue.On Monday, in the last match, Pakistani players toiled hard on the court to overcome heavyweights in a nail and bite all four games. Green Shirts did well and exhibited top-class games to get the upper hand in the match by earning a 1-0 lead after finishing the game at 25-23, as at one stage the game was leveled 19-19 and 20-20. Visitor team Turkmenistan bounced back in the match after claiming the second game after conceding 21 points.There was tough competition in the next two games, as the spikers of both teams were not ready to bow out from the court. Finally, Pakistan overcame their opponents in 3rd and 4th games on tie-beak, as the final score-line was 25-23, 21-25,26-24, and 27-25. Pakistan will take on Kazakstan in their next match on Wednesday (May 15, 2024) at the same venue.Results (Day-III):Sir Lanka beat Afghanistan (3-0) 25-19, 25-20, 25-14Kyrgyzstan beat Iran (3-0) 27-25, 25-23, 25-19Pakistan beat Turkmenistan (3-1) 25-23, 21-25,26-24, 27-25Names of Pakistan Squad: Mohammad Hamid, Waleed Khan, Usman Faryad Ali, Aimal Khan, Fakhar-ud-Din, Murad Khan, Mohammad Kashif Naveed, Abdul Zaheer, Murad Jehan, Afaq Khan, Musawer Khan, Nasir Ali, Ali Haider, Mohammad Yasin.

VOLLEYBALL - National 13 Jun, 2023

Volleyball News: Federation disburses cash awards to national players
Pakistan teams visit Taiwan, Uzbekistan, and Iran for international competitionsAbdul Jabbar FaisalISLAMABAD:-Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF) has disbursed the cash awards among the national players, who won the Central Asian Volleyball Championship in 2022 at Lahore. Besides hosts Pakistan Iran, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan had participated in the 5-national international volleyball fixture.Chairman, PVF Choudhary Mohammad Yaqoob, and Senior Vice President Engro Syed Zaheer Mehdi distributed the cash prizes in a ceremony at a local hotel on Tuesday. Other officials of PVF and national foreign coach Issanaye Ramires were also present on this occasion. Mubashir Raza, Usman Faryad Ali, Haider Farooq, Abdullah, Fahad Raza, Bilal Khan, Kashif Naveed, Murad Jehan, Abbas Khan, Hamid Yazman, Nasir Ali (players, Khalid Waqar (manager), Saeed Ahmed Khan (coach), Ahsan Iqbal (coach), and Ismaeel Khan (Video Analyst) pocketed the cash awards.Chairman, PVF Choudhary Mohammad Yaqoob said on this occasion that the federation would provide maximum facilities to national players to excel at the international level. “We have hired the services of an international coach from Brazil, Issanaye Ramires, I hope our team will produce a sparkling performance in the upcoming international fixtures. Our target is to secure a berth in the 2028 Olympics and World Championship. We are at 7th rung at the Asian level and we need to get a place in the top four teams to set a place in top international competitions, “he added.While unfolding the details of the international event, the former policeman said that Pakistan would take part in the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenge Cup, which would be held from July 8 to 15, this year 2023 in Taiwan. “We will send our Under-16 team to Uzbekistan to show their game skill in the inaugural Asian Men’s Under-16 Volleyball Championship to be played from July 22 to 29. The senior team will visit Iran for Asian Volleyball Championship 2023 from August 17 to 25, “he asserted.Responding to a question Mohammad Yaqoob said that PVF would stage a volleyball league at the end of this year 2023. “Two university volleyball teams from the United States of America (USA) will visit Pakistan to play bilateral series against men’s and women’s teams. Our lads are playing in different countries and we will make our league like Pakistan Super League (PSL), “he concluded.National coach Issanaye Ramires said:“I am happy to join the Pakistan team as coach and we will turn the players into a family and make joint efforts to produce remarkable results in the international events. We are determined to do well.”             

VOLLEYBALL - Int News 02 Feb, 2023

India to host Volleyball Club World Championships in December
Sports Bulletin Report Dubai (UAE): Volleyball World and FIVB announced India as the host nation for the Men’s Club World Championships for two years in partnership with the RuPay Prime Volleyball League powered by A23, India’s top professional volleyball league. As the host nation, the winners of the RuPay Prime Volleyball League in 2023 and 2024 will represent India in the tournaments, where they will face fierce competition against established clubs from the top volleyball nations from around the globe like Italy, Brazil, Iran etc.   The championships will be staged between December 6 and 10, 2023. The host city will be announced later this year. The tournament brings the best of international volleyball to India, where the sport is seeing a meteoric rise since the commencement of the RuPay Prime Volleyball League in 2022. For over 20 years, the Volleyball Club World Championships have featured the best men’s professional clubs from around the world, competing for the title of World Champions and a share of over USD 350,000 in prize money.  The FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° said: "The FIVB is delighted to bring the best of men’s club volleyball to India for the first time ever! With the top clubs in the world, including the host nation, taking part, fans in India and around the world can be assured of thrilling volleyball action and incredible athlete performances." "We are thrilled to have the Club World Champs being held for the first time in the subcontinent,” said Finn Taylor - CEO of Volleyball World. "This tournament is known for its exciting and competitive matches, and we are delighted to give fans in India, and around the world, via Volleyball World TV, the opportunity to watch the best clubs and athletes compete at the highest level."  Tuhin Mishra, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Baseline Ventures and Co-Promoter of RuPay Prime Volleyball League said: “It’s a historic moment for Indian sport. For the first time in a truly global sport, the best athletes from around the world will come down to India to showcase their talent and our Indian players will get a chance to compete against them. This is in line with our mission to help the Indian volleyball team qualify for the 2028 Olympics and a global event which will be held for consecutive years in India will provide the perfect platform and exposure for our players.”  Thomas Muthoot, owner of Kochi Blue Spikers and Chairman of the Prime Volleyball League board said: “This is a great news for our League as it will encourage every team in the RuPay Prime Volleyball League to give their best so that they can play at the Club World Championships.” 

VOLLEYBALL - National 30 Dec, 2022

Sir Syed University win HEC Inter-University Volleyball Championship
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI: Sir Syed University (SSU) have won the HEC Inter-University Volleyball Championship after beating Aga Khan University (AKU) in the final 3-1 with the score-line of 25-21, 25-23, 26-28 and 25-20. In the final, Sir Syed University won 3-1, the set score of their victory was 25-21, 25-23, 26-28, and 25-20. Earlier, IBA defeated Indus University 25-18 and 25-17 in the third position play-off. Vice President of Sindh Volleyball Association Pervez Ahmad Khan was the chief guest of the championship final organized by Sir Syed University and in collaboration with Higher Education Commission at NED University Gymnasium. University Registrar Commodore (Rtd) Syed Sarfraz Ali, Sindh Volleyball Association Secretary Shahid Masood, Sir Syed University Director Sports International Mubasher Mukhtar, Mohsin Ali Khan, Javed Iqbal, Numanuddin and others were also present. Organizing Secretary and Director Sports Mubasher Mukhtar presented the report of the event. And said that 9 teams have participated in this volleyball event of Zone M for the first time, which is a record, this is a welcome initiative of HEC, if their support continues, the game of volleyball will also get more promotion.

VOLLEYBALL - National 15 Jan, 2022

Abdul Wali Khan University win Mardan Girls Volleyball Championship
Peshawar (Sports Report) Department of Sports Sciences Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan has won the first Mardan Girls Volleyball Championship by defeating Government Girls Degree College Sheikh Maltoon Town in the final. As many as 16 teams of girls colleges and schools from five tehsils of Mardan participated in the championship which was jointly organized by the Regional Sports Office and the district administration. Assistant Commissioner Saman Abbas inaugurated the championship. In the closing ceremony, Member Provincial Assembly Zahir Shah distributed prizes among the players. Additional Deputy Commissioner Naik Mohammad, Regional Sports Officer Jamshed Baloch, Chairman Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Imtiaz Ayub, Dr. Farooq Hussain, Chairman, Sports Department, Salman, Administrator, Mardan Sports Complex, Madam Gulnar and Ayesha Tahir, Assistant Commissioner were also present on the occasion. Earlier in the first semi-final, Department of Sports Sciences Abdul Wali Khan University defeated Government Girls Degree College Mardan while in the second semi-final Girls Degree College Sheikh Maltoon defeated Sports Club and qualified for the final. MPA Zahir Shah Toro and ADC Naik Mohammad paid tributes to the Regional Sports Office Mardan for organizing the championship and assured all possible cooperation in organizing the competitions.
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