Sports News10 Jan 2020
By Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD (January 10, 2020):-The 5th Jubilee Insurance Under-18 National Junior Snooker Championship 2020 started on Friday here at Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Billiard and Snooker Hall in the premises of Pakistan Sports Complex (PSC). Top national juniors players from all four provinces Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber PakhtoonKawa (KPK) and Islamabad are participating the national event to show their game skills. Results (Day 1): Zubair Tahir (Punjab) beat Kamran Chaudhry (Islamabad) 3-2 (40-55, 57-24, 60-58, 41-54, 69-17) Mohammad Waqas (Sindh) beat Muhammad Mudassir (Balochistan) 3-1 (47-56, 75-22, 64-52(64), 80-12) Abdul Hadi (Sindh) beat Jawad Ali (Balochistan) 3-1 (32-59, 62-26, 65-21, 51-20) Mohammad Hamza Ilyas (Pjb) beat Mohammad Awais (KPK) 3-0 (55-15, 67-23, 68-32) Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) beat Shaikh Qamber (Sindh) 3-0 (62-11(54), 105-8(60), 67-62) Mohammad Ibrar (KPK) beat Zohaib Mustafa (Islamabad) 3-0 (59-45, 70-30, 53-15) Mohammad Shehryar Abbas (Punjab) beat Rizwan Durrani (Balochistan) 3-0 (82-01(60), 63-02, 60-05) Kamran Ali (Sindh) beat Awais Ahmed (KPK) 3-1 (66-35, 46-63, 61-07, 49-07) Mohammad Umer Khan (Pjb) beat Syed Anus Zafar (Sindh) 3-0 (78-44, 69-20, 80-9(52)) Shehryar Khan (Sindh) beat Shawais Moris (KPK) 3-0 (55-20, 61-31, 54-14) Kamran Albert Masih (KPK) beat Fardeen (Punjab) 3-2 (16-64, 64-42, 57-39, 19-59, 53-50) Umer Junaid (Sindh) beat Junaid Khalid (Balochistan) 3-0 (65-14, 60-32, 57-08) Kamran Chaudhry (Islamabad) beat Mohammad Mudassir (Balochistan) 3-0 (86-5, 57-14, 54-36) Abdul Hadi (Sindh) beat Mohammad Awais (KPK) 3-1 (34-61, 56-18, 66-60, 53-23) Rizwan Durrani (Balochistan) beat Kamran Ali (Sindh) 3-0 (63-42, 78-25, 56-27) Saturday’s Fixtures Syed Bilal Shah (Bal) V/S Syed Anus Zafar (Sindh) Ahtisham Asghar (Pjb) V/S Shawais Moris (Kp) Mohaib Kasi (Bal) V/S Fardeen (Pjb) Malik Muzammil Khan (Kp) V/S Umer Junaid (Sindh) Mohammad Waqas (Sindh) V/S Zubair Tahir (Pjb) Mohammad Hamza Ilyas (Pjb) V/S Jawad Ali (Bal) Zohaib Mustafa (Isb) V/S Shaikh Qamber (Sindh) Awais Ahmed (Kp) V/S Mohammad Shehryar Abbas (Pjb) Mohammad Umer Khan (Pjb) V/S Syed Bilal Shah (Bal) Shehryar Khan (Sindh) V/S Ahtisham Asghar (Pjb) Kamran Albert Masih (Kp) V/S Mohaib Kasi (Bal) Junaid Khalid (Bal) V/S Malik Muzammil Khan (Kp) Mohammad Mudassir (Bal) V/S Zubair Tahir (Pjb) Mohammad Awais (Kp) V/S Jawad Ali (Bal) Mohammad Ibrar (Kp) V/S Shaikh Qamber (Sindh) Kamran Ali (Sindh) V/S Muhammad Shehryar Abbas (Pjb)
Sports News09 Jan 2020
By Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD (January 9, 2020):-Educational Board Lahore collected 14 medals including 8 gold 5 Silver and one Bronze in the Pakistan Inter Board Girls Sports Gala 2020 on the 4th day at Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad. Lahore Board defeated Islamabad in the hockey final by 14.0 while Gujranwala defeated Faisalabad by 3.1 in the third position play off at Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium. Badminton: Intermediate Board Karachi defeated Islamabad Board 2.0 in the final while in the third position match, Abbottabad defeated Faisalabad by 2.0. Volley Ball: Islamabad beat Mirpur Kashmir in the final match of volleyball by 2.0 while Rawalpindi Board defeated Lahore by 2.0 in the third position match Athletics: In the 200m race, Lahore's Sanina took first position while Lahore's Amtal Rehman took second while Radha Tariq of Sargodha took third position. In the discus throw, Aisha Qadir of Sargodha took the first position, Islamabad Board of Asea took second position and Faisalabad's self-styled experts took third position Relay race in 400 meters 400 meters, Insa, Saman and his team of Lahore take first position, Hira, Alisha and his team from Faisalabad took second position and Sahiwal's Saba, Nuria and his team took third position. The guest of honor for the closing ceremony was Special Member of the National Assembly Standing Committee for Defense Amjad Ali Khan Niazi along with Prof. Shahid Munir Jarrar Chairman Mirpur Azad Kashmir, Agha Amjadullah Deputy Director General PSB, Mohammad Azam Dar, Deputy Director General (Tech), Mohammad Ramzan Jamali Ghulam Shabbir Channa Organizing Secretary, IBSC Makhdoom Irshad Ahmed, Ghulam Taqi Khan Bosan and Mohammad Sabir Khan were Director Sports Men, who distributed medals and prizes among the players.
Sports News07 Jan 2020
By Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD (January 7, 2020):-The wheelchair marathon race will be taken place in capital city Islamabad on January 9, 2020, said an official of organizing committee Agha Hussnain Raza on Tuesday. Pakistan Sport Council of Person with Disabilities (PSCPD) in collaboration with Saaya Association of Persons with Disabilities, Milestone, Disabled Welfare Association and Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) will stage this event, which will also be supported by Handicap International (HI) and UN-WOMEN. The race will be held on Thursday morning from 10:00am to 12:00Pm at F-10 Roundabout near Macdonald. The athletes from twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad will take part in the marathon race and trophies and other prizes will be distributed among the special athletes at closing ceremony.
Sports News06 Jan 2020
MB Khan ISLAMABAD ( January 6, 2020):-Under the control of Inter Board Sports Committee (IBSC) and Baluchistan Education Board (BEB) the Pakistan Inter Board Sports Girls Gala started at Pakistan Sports Complex (PSC) Islamabad on Monday. Member National Assembly (MNA) and Parliament Secretary Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Saima Nadeem graced the opening ceremony as chief guest and she inaugurated the sports gale in a colourful ceremony. She said on this occasion, “Sports are very important for health and sports are also significant for girls”. Moreover, she added that it was the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan that government should make plans for the progress in the girls’ sports and promote it. Badminton: Secondary Education Board Karachi beat Education Board Larhkana 2-0. In the second match, Educational Board Gujranwala beat Peshawar Board 2-0. Hockey: Educational Board Lahore beat Intermediate Education Board Karachi 10-0. Table Tennis: Education Board Shaiwal beat Swat Board 2-0. In second match, Punjab Technical Board Lahore beat Intermediate Karachi 2-0 and in the third match Education Board Bannu beat Secondary Board Karachi 2-0. Five games will be played in the Girls Sports Gala 2020 which games are hockey, Badminton, Table Tennis, Athletics and Wolli ball and this Championship is going to be start from 6th to 9th January, sponsored by Pakistan Sports Board.
Sports News04 Jan 2020
By Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD (January 4, 2020):-All Pakistan Inter Board Sports Gala will start from Monday (January 6, 2020) at Pakistan Sports Complex (PSC) under the control of Pakistan Sports Board (PSB). According a spokesman for PSB, Mohammad Azam Dar, who is also Deputy Director General Technical, an organizing committee has been formulated to manage the all things to make this event successfully. He added, “As many as 25 Educational Boards from all over the country will participate in both boys and girls events during sports gale. Girls will reach in Islamabad on 5th January while boys on 10th January, 2020. From 6th to 9th January girls’ competition will be held and the games which will be played are Athletics, badminton, hockey, volleyball and table tennis whereas boys’ different games will be held from 11th to 15th January which games are athletics, badminton, hockey, football and table tennis, “he said. “Pakistan Sports Board will facilitate to players residence and ground. He included that because of all these events games will be promoted on grass root level and such events should be organized for the youngsters’ safety from the evils of society. Few days back in a meeting between the officials of Chairman Inter Board Committee Professor Mohammad Yousaf Baloach and Pakistan Sports Board about the final structure of the events of Sports Gala and checked out all the preparations, “he concluded..
Sports News30 Dec 2019
By Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD (December 30, 2019):-Pakistan has won the second General Trophy with 1550 points in the 2nd Students Olympic Asian Games 2019 that concluded at Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Monday. India remained on top with 1600 points. According to spokesman for Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), the Students Olympic International Games 2019-2020 were held at Larkin Sports Complex Johor Bahru Malaysia from 27th to 30th December 27 to 30, 2019, which were organized under the banner of Malaysia Students Olympic Association and Students Olympic Council of Asia and Ministry of Sports Johor Bahru Malaysia. Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia participated in the 4-day international students’ showpiece. Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 events were held in the seven sports disciplines including Futsal, Throwball, Handball, Table Teenis, Badminton, Yoga and Kabbdi. Dr. Rama Crishnan Minister Johor Bahru Malaysia was the chief guest in closing ceremony and distribution to Trophies, Medals for winner and runner teams. Dr Pardeep Secretary Students Olympic Council of Asia announced the 3rd Students Olympic Games 2020 will be hosted by the Baku city Azerbaijan. Results: Futsal- (Boys U-17 Final) Pakistan beat Malaysia, 4-2 Goals and Pakistan won the GoldMedal. Throwball (Boys U-17 Final) Sri Lanka beat Pakistan, 2-1 Sets, Sri Lanka won the Gold Medal and Pakistan won the Silver Medal. Handball (Boys U-17, Final) Pakistan beat India, 12-7 Goals and Pakistan won the Gold Medal Table Tennis (U-15,16,17,19) U-16, Single Pakistan won the gold Medal and Double 17 Silver and U-15 Double Bronze Medal. Pakistan Won Medals Futsal, Gold Handball, Gold Table Tennis, Gold Throwball, Silver Table Tennis Double, Silver Table Tennis Double, Bronze
Sports News27 Dec 2019
Faraz Ahmed Kayani ISLAMABAD (December 27, 2019):-The qualifying rounds of Saadia Khan and Children Ski Cup culminated successfully at Naltar Ski Resort. A large number of ski enthusiasts and locals witnessed the thrilling and spectacular competitions. Prominent national skiers from all over the country contested for their place in the main rounds of the competition. Players demonstrated their skills at best under the freezing temperatures and treacherous slope. Pakistan Air Force has developed the resort at par with the world class standards by providing all possible facilities of international caliber. The event is named after a great young skier Saadia Khan who lost her precious life in a tragic car accident at age of 24 years. The tournament is being organized to provide opportunity to female players from all across the country to challenge their mental and physical toughness.
Sports News25 Dec 2019
Faraz Ahmed Kayani ISLAMABAD ( December 25, 2019):-The picturesque winter resort of Naltar in Gilgit Baltistan is all set to host some exhilarating winter sports in the upcoming days. Prominent national skiers from all over the country have arrived at Naltar Ski Resort to participate in different events. Charged up skiers participated in practice runs in a pleasant sunny day. The energetic athletes appreciated Pakistan Air Force (PAF) for making this Resort truly world class and providing all possible facilities of International standard. They also expressed that competing with the famous skiers of the world would provide an excellent opportunity to Pakistani athletes to learn from their competitors and improve their performance in this game. The winter sports season will be commencing with the Saadia Khan and Children Ski Cup from December 27, 2019. Winter Sports Federation of Pakistan (WSPF), under the auspices Pakistan Air Force has chalked out an elaborate calendar of events for the season. Besides skiing, figure skating, snowboarding, ice skating and ice hockey competitions would also be held during the season. Prominent among these would be Shah Khan Ski Cup, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Ski Championship and National Ski Championship. Other than these national events, Malam Jabba Ski Cup and CAS International Karakoram Alpine Ski Cup, featuring international skiers would also be held at Naltar and Malam Jabba Ski Resorts. These sports would not only promote tourism in the Northern Areas of Pakistan but also pave way for the conduct of International sporting events in the country.
Sports News17 Dec 2019
SISJA honours visiting journalists with Excellence Award Abdullah Asjad RAWALPINDI:-The President and the members of South Asian Sports Journalists Association (SISJA) honored the visiting sports journalists from Sri Lanka and other countries with the "Excellence Award" on historic occasion of revival Test Cricket after 10 years at the soil of Pakistan at Media Center Hall of Pindi Cricket Stadium. On this occasion, President SISJA Asghar Ali Mubarak thanked the international media especially media friends from Sri Lanka, who came in Pakistan to cover game of cricket. He said that the entire Pakistani nation was feeling proud of reviving international cricket in the country after over one decade. The ceremony was attended by representatives of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ), Pakistan Sports Writers’ Federation (PSWF) and Rawalpindi Islamabad Sports Journalists Association (RISJA). The veteran sports journaliss Asghar Ali Mubarak organised the ceremony on behalf of SISJAand RISJA with some renowned senior sports journalists including Abdul Mohi Shah, Abdul Jabbar Faisal, Rizwan Ehsan Ali aka Joji, Gabriel de Souza, Mohsin Ijaz, Zulfikar Baig, Arif Mehmood Khan, Nasir Aslam Raja, Rozina Ali, Sadia Rafay, Shakir Abbasi, Shakeel Awan, Nasir Abbas Naqvi, Malik, Khurram Shahzad, and others. Hosts journalists of twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad presented the awards and souvenirs to visiting journalists from Sri Lanka and Karachi. The fonder founder member RISJA Abdul Mohi Shah hoped that the Excellence Awards would remind the visiting journalists of their presence on the return of international cricket to Pakistan in the rest of their journalistic career. Asghar Ali Mabarak also thanked all the journalists for sparing their time for the Excellence Awards ceremony. The visiting journalists from Multan, Peshawar, Quetta, Karachi and Lahore also received their memento. These included Shahid Hashmi, Saveera Pasha, Mirza Iqbal Baig, Tariq Saeed, Syed Yahya Hussani, Khalid Hasan Khan, Farhan Khan. Young local journalists Amber Ali, RozenaAli, Bushra Gull, Shah Khalid Hamdani, Faisal Javeed Mughal and Abdul Wajid were also given awards to encourage them in the field of sports especially in cricket. Name of Sri Lankan Journalists, who received awards: Chamila Karavta, Ishra Kodikara, Oshitha Warakapitiya, Damith Weerasnghe, Andrew Fernando, Samsudeen Aroos, Udara de Silva, C Dissanayaka, Aboobucker Askar, Wichithra Weerasinghe DG Danushka Aravinda, Asela Vithana, Prince Gunasekara, Althaf Navaz and NV Anthony. Beside media persons, some awards were also distributed among the cricket lovers including Chach Domestic Cricket Mohammad Yameen Gongha, Mama Cricket Khalid Jalil, Baba Cricket Yasir Hakim, Dada Cricket Dr. Abdul Rehman, Rescue 1122, Massood Khan.
Sports News29 Nov 2019
Andy Murray has 'no chance' of winning another Grand Slam, according to Goran Ivanisevic Sports Desk ISLAMABAD:-Andy Murray has "no chance" of winning another Grand Slam title, according to former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic. The former world No 1 recently revealed he contemplated retirement a matter of weeks before winning the European Open in Antwerp last month. But gaining more confidence during tournaments in Zhuhai, Beijing and Shanghai, the Scot produced a remarkable level of consistency to win in Belgium - his first title since 2017. Although he was only able to compete in one match for Great Britain at last week's Davis Cup, Murray confirmed he was "ahead of where I expected to be at this stage" with regard to his hip. Ivanisevic, who is the current coach of Novak Djokovic, was brutally honest in his assessment of three-time Grand Slam champion ever winning a major again.