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WBSC appoints Fakhar Shah as its Member Development Commission
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: President, Pakistan Baseball Federation (PBF) Syed Fakhr Ali Shah has been appointed as Member Development Commission of World Baseball & Softball Confederation (WBSC) on behalf of World Baseball Softball Confederation. According to available information, WBSC President Ricardo Ficari has issued a letter of appointment to him as a member of the Development Commission after the approval of the Executive Board. President WBSC Ricardo Ficari said: “Syed Fakhr Ali Shah's skills and knowledge of our game will be a great asset to the commission. It will be proven and I look forward to supporting the growth and success of our organization and myself. The chairman of this commission is Angelo Vicini and I offer my sincere congratulations on your appointment and in the meantime I wish you every success and hope that you will achieve success in your tenure”. Syed Fakhr Ali Shah said: “I thank the WBSC high-ups for giving me this honour. This position has been given for the first time in our region and it is a matter of honor for Pakistan and baseball circles”. Hamood Lakhvi, Secretary Sheikh Mazhar Ahmed, Khazin Tahir Mehmood, Women Wing Chairperson Sadia Alvi, Secretary A. Ayesha Aram, Head Coaches Mossadegh Hanif, Tariq Nadeem, Coach Aamir Imdad Bhatti, Media Manager Parvez Ahmed Sheikh, Legal Advisor Syed Fakhar Amir Kazmi, Office Secretary Shahid Raza and other provincial officials have congratulated Syed Fakhar Ali Shah on his appointment.
AIPS Asia elects Amjad Aziz Malik its unopposed Secretary General
SPORTS BULLETIN REPORT Rome (Italy):-Asian Sports Journalists Federation (ASJF) has elected unopposed South Korea's Hee Don Jung and Amjad Aziz Malik its president and secretary respectively for next four-year term. Amjad Aziz became the only Asian journalist, who got this slot back-to-back for third time. ASJF meeting held Rome the capital city of Italy, as 23 representatives of Asian member countries participated in the meeting out of 30 nations. There was a contest for the presidency between South Korea's Hee Don Jung and Malaysia's Ahmad Khwari Isa, but the Malaysian candidate withdrew from the South Korean candidate, after which Hee Dong Jung was elected president unopposed. Saudi Arabia's Adel Al Zahrani was elected First Vice President by the House. After two candidates withdrew their nominations, the election of five vice-presidents was also unopposed. Among those elected are Mubarak Al-Boainin of Qatar, Khalil Haider of Kuwait, Ahmad Khawari Isa of Malaysia, Sabanayakan of India and  Meisam Zamanabadi of Iran . No other candidate has submitted nomination papers for the post of Secretary General, Amjad Aziz Malik of Pakistan, so he became the Secretary of AIPS ASIA for the third time. He is the first Pakistani and Asian journalist to be elected for the third consecutive time. Niranjan Rajbansi of Nepal was elected as treasurer after Sato of Mongolia withdrew his nomination for the post of treasurer. Candidates from 15 countries had submitted nominations for eight seats in the Executive Committee, but after seven countries withdrew their papers, the officials who were declared elected include Hiroki Shoda of Japan, Sanat Babla of Bangladesh, Safwan Abu Shanab of Palestine,Oman's Ahmed Saif Al Kaabi, Macau's Nim Seong Fong, Chinese Taipei's Helen Chi, Yemen's Abdulsalam Hamoud Ali Saud and Kazakhstan's Ilyas Omarov. President Hee Don Jung said: “All resources will be utilized for the development of sports journalism in Asia. National sports journalist organizations of Asian countries should organize annual events regularly and focus on training young sports journalists”.
Raja Khalid Janjua inducted into US Martial Arts Hall of Fame
SPORTS BULLETIN REPORT ISLAMABAD:-Shihan Raja Khalid Janjua became the first Pakistani to be inducted into the “US Martial Arts Hall of Fame". Raja Khalid is also the first Pakistani Kyokushin Karate Master to receive a VI-Don World Action Black Belt from Japan and got a place in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Raja Khalid said that he earned this honor with the prayers of his parents, the nation and his hard work. “Joining the USA Hall of Fame is a matter of honor for the entire country and I dedicate this achievement to the people affected by the floods. Along with this honor, I have also got the result of my dedication and hard work,” he added.  Raja further said, “There is no shortage of talent in Pakistan. In Bahria Town, Islamabad, Phase 4, Headquarter of the Federation has constructed a world-class facility for the peoples of Pakistan to serve the nation namely Raja Martial Arts and Fitness Centre. Headquarters has been built to serve the country and the nation, “he maintained. "After joining the Hall of Fame, my ambitions have become higher. At this historical moment of the “USA Martial Arts Hall Of Fame” ceremony in New York USA along with sports’ personalities Jim Thomas, Shelley Williams, Lita B Kaufman were also present, “Raja concluded.  
Abu Dhabi Cricket and Sports Hub to focus five new Olympic Sports Clubs
Sports Bulletin Report Abu Dhabi (UAE):- A new era of sporting expansion has begun for sport in the UAE capital with the rebranding of Abu Dhabi Cricket to the Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub (ADCSH). The revamp heralds an extensive new development of the world-class facility to better reflect the venue's status as the UAE's premier community sports hub. ADCSH will now host five new Olympic-focused sports clubs formed by Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and the city's only ‘pay as you go’ 50-metre Olympic sized community pool, a key legacy of the 2021 FINA World Swimming Championships (25M) held at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena.  Moving to ADCSH are Abu Dhabi Athletics Club, Abu Dhabi Rackets Club, Abu Dhabi Fencing Club, Abu Dhabi Weightlifting Club and Abu Dhabi Archery Club all of which now join the Hub’s dynamic community and school outreach programmes. “These developments significantly strengthen our proactive partnership commitment with Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub in our ongoing drive to encourage sports and fitness activity among the UAE capital’s residents and provide truly accessible training opportunities to our growing number of domestic recreational athletes from which future professional stars may arise,” said Aref Al Awani, General Secretary, Abu Dhabi Sports Council. “The developments also greatly strengthen our potential to host international sporting events in the UAE capital in partnership with global rights holders.”  ADCSH is now building the new 8-lane Olympic-sized swimming pool which combines the world championship 25m training and 25m finals pool used at last year’s FINA World Swimming Championships (25M) in Abu Dhabi. The Hub is also completing an eight-lane world athletics standard 400m running track, which will be available for all track and field use for both community athletes and international teams. The new developments extend the Hub’s sporting footprint to 251,000 sqms, takes its partner club portfolio to 30 and the number of sports played at the venue to 35. “This all transforms ADCSH into the region’s most forward-thinking and community-focused facility with unrivalled multi-sport facilities,” said ADCSH’s CEO, Matthew Boucher. “The developments build on our world-class international and domestic cricket facilities and credentials which have made our facility, home to the iconic Zayed Cricket Stadium, an instantly recognised and admired global cricketing venue. "Cricket will remain a key focus for us with the rebrand and expansion enhancing our product range for the benefit of the entire community and reflecting the growing interest in pursuing sports among Abu Dhabi residents. Our efforts are totally aligned to our continued support of Abu Dhabi Sports Council’s campaign to achieve the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision of fostering a healthy, inclusive, active, and engaged community, and to the capital reinforcing its credentials as a preferred venue for major international sporting events.”
Pakistani players clinch 5 medals in the International Triathlon Games
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Pakistan triathlon players have won 5 medals in the International Triathlon Games that held in Thailand. According to an official PMPF, the national team won three silver and two bronze medals in International Triathlon Games organized in Thailand in which teams from Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal, Taiwan and Philippines participated. Pakistan's 9-member team participated in running, shooting and swimming events of the International Triathlon Games. In under-19 1500m running and 150m swimming events, Labib Ahmed and Attaullah while in the U-13 category, M Afnan won silver medals. In the senior category, Arsalan and Mohsin won bronze medals. Pakistan team was comprised of Arsalan Waraich, Waqar Ahmed, Mirza Ahmed Ahsan, M Afnan, Muneebur Rahman, Labib Ahmed, Mohsin Razzaq and M Ataullah. Tariq Ahmad Rashid was the head coach and manager of the national team. President Pakistan Modern Pentathlon Federation (PMPF) Riyaz Fatiana and Secretary Zahoor Ahmed congratulated the Pakistan triathlon team on winning five medals in the International Triathlon Games.  The PMPF President said that the national team performed well in the running, shooting and swimming events of the International Triathlon Games. “A large number of youth are taking great interest in pentathlon games. We will organise international pentathlon events in Pakistan in near future,” he added. 
Pakistan team to participate Asian Rugby Trophy in August 2022
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Pakistan Rugby Union (PRU) training camp is in full swing in Lahore for the Asia Rugby 7’s Trophy, 2022 in Jakarta from August 4 to 7, 2022. PRU did the same in the 15 a side event and got a South African coach Sinovuyo Ganto, who arrived here one week ago to train players. According to President PRU Arif Saeed, the Asia Rugby 7s will be played in Jakarta and this will be a good opportunity for our boys to play international level and get some good experience so PRU will do all the effort to make a good team and send abroad. A good 7s coach came all the way from South Africa and we hope the team will perform well in the Upcoming 7s event. As many as 16 teams will participate in the international fixture including Indonesia, India, Brunei, Jordan, Magnolia, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Guam, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal, and Iran. Some good teams are also in this line up so we hope for a good event. Pakistan 15 man squad will leave on 4th August 2022 for Indonesia and the event will start on 6th and end on 7th Aug. Team will be back on 8th Aug. The squad includes 12 players, Coach Sinovuyo Ganto, Manager Rizwan Malik and team Doctor.  PRU as a union does some good job for players all over Pakistan local or international events PRU provides all chances to our players added PRU President. Names of players: Anjum Sajjad, Mohammad Haroon, Mohammad Waqas, Waqar Younis, Irfan Ali, Mohammad Afzal, Aqib Siddique, Waseem Abbas, Mohammad Amir, Faisal Aslam, Ali Khan, Daud Gill, Ahmed Waseem and Khalid Bhatti.
Pakistan Amateur Olympia to stage international event next month in Islamabad
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Fitness Expo (IFE), Arif Mirza has revealed that the biggest sports event in the history of Pakistan would be held next month August 2022 at Pak-China Friendship Center Islamabad under the banner of Amateur Olympia Bodybuilding. “The the two-day international event will be inaugurated on August 13, as over 300 bodybuilders from top 80 nations of the world including India will participate in the event. Internationally Known Bodybuilders Roelly Winkler and Tom Coleman will also be adding glory to this event by posing as special guests of this event, “he added.  Arif Mirza further said that this would be a golden opportunity for the body building participants to win pro-cards in three main categories; Men's BodyBuilding, Men's Physique, and Men's Classic Physique respectively, in each category there is 3 pro-cards, the Pakistani bodybuilders who are deprived of such chances to participate in major events. “This is a great opportunity for them, to prepare well and participate in this event and by winning pro-cards make their way to Mr. Olympia, “he maintained. “No body builder in Pakistan has won any pro-card. There are few bodybuilders with pro-cards but they are not living in Pakistan, more to that Pakistani bodybuilders have not made it ahead of Mr. Pakistan competitions, and there are no international level body building events here in Pakistan. But, now bodybuilders from Pakistan have this chance to prove their skills and move forward, also to step up from Amateur Body Building to Professional BodyBuilding, “he replied to a question. Arif Mirza said, “I want Pakistani bodybuilders to have a competent place on international level, because we don't have any less potential bodybuilders but due to scarcity of opportunities they are lagging far behind, now to motivate them ahead is the main mission of this event so, this is why such major event is being organized in Pakistan, “he concluded.
A New Chapter Begins for the IWF
Sports Bulletin Report Lausanne, (Switzerland):-The new Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation met at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Coming together for the first time since their election, there was a packed agenda set for the new leadership. Among the most important topics was the Olympic status as well as the foundation and future of weightlifting. The discussions focused on the core principles of the IWF, including reviewing the past culture versus the new philosophy of the organisation and next steps in continuing to clean up the sport. Each member of the Executive Board committed to supporting the good governance initiatives already implemented and to the continued improvement of transparency and integrity within the sport. Furthermore, concrete steps were agreed including commissioning the International Testing Agency (ITA) to increase the number of out-of-competitions tests. Additionally, an international auditing firm will now be appointed to perform a detailed financial, governance and operational due diligence of the IWF covering the past ten years. The final report will be presented to the IWF Ordinary Congress in December this year. Also, using the learnings from the recent Electoral Congress, a review of the IWF Constitution will be made to identify any needs for adjusting operational regulations. And lastly, an adjustment will be made to the current financial management regulations and procedures to ensure a clear link between costs and obtained results. IWF President Mohammed Jaloud commented: “It was great to have the new Executive Board come together here in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, and home of the IWF headquarters. With so many new Executive Board members, it was important for us to come together in unity to focus on the future of our sport. We are moving forward on all fronts and are strictly in line with the IOC requirements.” IWF General Secretary Antonio Urso said:  “This was a very productive first meeting with the new Executive Board, there was a lot of positive energy. We had some great discussions and made some important decisions for weightlifting; we are looking forward to sharing more on next steps with our members and partners in the coming weeks and months ahead.
Pak-Sri Lanka International Savate Championship starts
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Asadullah Faiz and Director General Sports Punjab Mohammad Tariq Qureshi inaugurated 3rd Pak-Sri Lanka International Savate Championship at a grand colourful opening ceremony at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall on Thursday. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Asadullah Faiz and Director General Sports Punjab Mohammad Tariq Qureshi also unveiled the championship trophy before being introduced to both Pakistan and Sri Lankan teams and their officials. Pakistan and Sri Lankan contingents and their officials also had group photographs with both guests of honours prior to the Savate competitions. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Asadullah Faiz and Director General Sports Punjab Mohammad Tariq Qureshi also exchanged souvenirs at the inaugural ceremony and witnessed exciting competitions of 3rd Pak-Sri Lanka International Savate Championship. Director Sports Nadeem Qaiser, Director Youth Affairs Syed Omair Hasan, DSO Tanveer Shah, Secretary Ambreen Iftikhar, President Sri Lankan Savate Federation Prasad Wickramasinghe, coach Lanka Rathnayake, captain K Dilaxiny, Pakistan team coach Saeed Butt and captain Daood Mirza were also present on this occasion. Talking to the media at the grand colourful opening ceremony, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Asadullah Faiz thanked the Sri Lankan Savate contingent for touring Pakistan. “Hosting Pak-Sri Lanka 3rd International Savate Championship is definitely a big honour for all of us. Now, Pakistan is hosting major sports events regularly, which reflects that our country is a safe and secure place for international sports competitions”. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Asadullah Faiz further said that after Pak-Sri Lanka 3rd International Savate Championship, Sports and Youth Affairs Department Punjab is planning to host more international sports events in future. “Female athletes are participating in 9 events out of 13 competitions during the championship which is good omen. It is enough to gauge that the Sports and Youth Affairs Department Punjab is putting special emphasis on the growth of sports culture among females of the province”. As per results, on the first day of 3rd Savate Championship, the first 60kg fight between Pakistan and Sri Lankan women finished as draw while Pakistan women emerged winner in the second 56kg second fight. In the third -46kg fight, Sri Lankan boy Abdur Rasheed defeated his Pakistani counterpart quite comfortably. The last bout was fought between Pakistan and Sri Lankan women in the -36kg weight category in which the guest team emerged triumphant.
Foreign tourists to start Islamabad-Khunjerab rickshaw adventure on Saturday
Raja Mohammad Shafik ISLAMABAD:-A group of foreign tourists has found a unique way of incorporating rickshaws into an adventure, as all the things set to start the mission to cover around 745 kilometre distance from Islamabad to Khunjerab Pass on the three-wheelers on Saturday (June 18, 2022). “Our eight-member outfit include four adventurists from UK and one each from Italy, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands,” the team leader Carnall Julian Rohann told media here at Media Centre of Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) on Friday. “We’ll depart on the expedition on Saturday and will complete it in seven days. We know we’ll have to tackle a huge distance. The journey is quite tough but this is what the adventure is all about,” he added. He said the trip was aimed at promoting mountain sports and tourism in Pakistan. He said after the venture, the team would release Vlogs, stories and pictures of the mountain tourism of Pakistan, especially of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa. “The majestic scenes of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa are second to none. The snow-laden peaks and sun-kissed valleys along with winding roads at highly dizzying altitudes make the region a perfect tourist destination. We want the world should know about it,” he said. “Reaching there in the rickshaws is quite challenging. But we’ve years of experience as we have already been taking part in such voyages in India, Nepal, Thailand and Sri Lanka. We’ve also practiced here in Pakistan and are confident to complete the mission,” he added. After departing from Islamabad, the adventurists will stay at Balakot where tourist police will welcome them. Their next stopover will be at Batakundi. On the third day, they will cross the Babusar Top and reach Chilas where they will be received by Chilas District Administration. After spending the night there, they will proceed to Gilgit and move to Hunza valley. Finally, they will reach Khunjerab Pass, which is located at a spectacular height of almost 5,000 metres. The Government of Gilgit-Baltistan and the Special Communication Organization would hold a reception for the team. Shahid Islam, Deputy Director General PSB, who was also present during the media briefing, appreciated the efforts of Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP) and other key stakeholders for the promotion of mountain sports and tourism. Abu Zafar Sadiq, President of ACP highlighted the importance of mountain sports and tourism. He stressed the need to project this potential with strategic market to allure mountain sports and tourism in Pakistan. He thanked Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination, Ehsan-ur-Rehman Mazari and DG PSB Col. (retd), Mohammad Asif Zaman, for facilitating and promoting sports tourism in Pakistan. Karrar Haidri, Secretary ACP spoke about the importance of summer tourism and the role of tour operators in the development of sports tourism and peace. (Thanks to APP)