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FBBA announces schedule of National Women Championship
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL Federal Basketball Association (FBBA) has revealed the schedule of the National Basketball Women’s Championship, which will be played from October 3 t0 7, 2022 at Laiquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad, as Islamabad will face Lahore in the opening fixture of the championship, which will be held under the banner of Pakistan Basketball Federation (PBBF). According to an official of  FBBA, as many as eight teams will fight for the top honour during the 5-day national basketball competitions. Eight teams have been divided into two pools, as the Pakistan WAPDA, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Quetta are bracketed in Pool A while Pakistan Army, Lahore, Peshawar and hosts Islamabad are in Pool B. Each two teams from both groups will qualify for the semifinals, which will be played on October 6 at the same venue while 3rd position play-off and final will be played on October 7, 2022.  Pool A: WAPDA, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Quetta Pool B: Army, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar Schedule: Venue: Laiquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex October 3, 2022 (Day-1): Lahore vs Islamabad at 4:00 pm Karachi vs Rawalpindi at 5:00 pm WAPDA vs Quetta at 6:00 pm Army vs Peshawar at 7:00 pm October 4, 2022 (Day-2) WAPDA vs Rawalpindi at 4:00 pm Army vs Islamabad at 5;00 pm Karachi vs Quetta at 6:00 pm Lahore vs Peshawar 7:00 pm October 5, 2022 (Day-3) WAPDA vs Karachi at 4:00 pm Rawalpindi vs Quetta at 5:00 pm Islamabad vs Peshawar at 6:00 pm Army vs Lahore at 7:00 pm October 6, 2022 (Day-4) Winners Group A vs Runner-ups Group B at 5:00 pm Winners Group B vs Runner-ups Group B at 6:00 pm October 7, 2022 (Day-5): Third position match at 4:00 pm Championship match (final) at 6:00 pm
National Women Basketball Championship in October 2022
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-The National Basketball Women’s Championship will be held from October 3 to 7, 2022 at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad under the banner of Pakistan Basketball Federation (PBBF). According to an official of Federal Basketball Association (FBBA), the draws for this event will be held at the office of the PBBF on September 10, 2022, at 5:00 PM. All affiliated units have been requested to confirm their participation in top national basketball fixture. After obtaining permission from Pakistan Basketball Federation (PBBF), Federal Basketball Association (FBBA) has invited all the affiliated units of Pakistan Basketball Federation to participate in the National Basketball Championship. Each team shall comprise of 12 players, 1 Manager and 1 Coach. Affiliated units have also been requested to bring one Referee/Table official along with your team for this event. The accommodation will be provided in the hostels of Pakistan Sports Board.
British Acting High Commissioner visits Usman Wazeer Boxing Academy
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-British Acting High Commissioner, Andrew Dalgleish, visited the Usman Wazeer Boxing Academy, Islamabad on Wednesday to meet athletes and coaches ahead of the opening of the UK’s Birmingham Commonwealth Games (Thursday). Pakistan has sent a 102-member delegation to Birmingham to compete in 12 different sports. Pakistan’s female contingent at these Games is the biggest ever with 25 athletes set to compete and is also making history: women’s cricket is featuring for the first time in the Birmingham Games. Accompanied by Ismat Ullah Mahr, the Academy’s Head Coach, the Acting High Commissioner received boxing tips from the pro-athletes, including Usman Wazeer, the first Pakistani to win the Asian Boxing Federation Welterweight title. He also met with female athletes, who hope one day to become the next stars of the Commonwealth Games. British Acting High Commissioner Andrew Dalgleish said: “Sport brings people together with the Birmingham Games showing how the UK and Pakistan are ek saath in our 75 year partnership. I am delighted that we will see a record number of Pakistani female athletes competing, inspiring the next generation of girls in the UK, Pakistan and around the world.”
Pakistan Rugby Union holds Educators Super week in Lahore
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Pakistan Rugby Union (PRU) successfully held an Educators Super week in Lahore. According to information provided by PRU President Arif Saeed, that PRU has always promoted rugby at grassroots levels and we have very good players all over Pakistan. Last month, when Asia Rugby Div II was held in Pakistan, we hired all the field coaches for this event and that experience was very successful. Afterwards, we will have to hold a Super week for our participants to become Certified World Rugby Educators' and it was held in Lahore. As many as 13 participants from all over Pakistan participated. The course was conducted by Various Professional educators of World Rugby including Gene Tong World Rugby Trainer, Chua Lewis Young Hwee Strength & Condition Educator, Selvaraj Merianne Kokilam Medical Educator, Dilroy Fernando Match officials Educators and Shakeel Ahmed Provisional Trainer Coaching among the panel of coaches for this event.  This was a very successful super week for Educators in which all field experts have trained local coaches and now PRU have 13 Educators in all Strands, Arif added. Now these Educators are eligible to certify more Level 1 Coaches in their respective areas which will help us to promote more Rugby.  Zahir udin, Abdul Muqeet, Mohammad Waseem, Ali Hayder Bukhari, Umar Islam, Medical Educators Mohammad Bin Zia, Hafiz Ehtasham ul Haq, Talha Usman, Match Officials Educators Kamal Ahmed, Ghalib Javed, for Strength & Condition Mohammad Babar, Jahangir Nawaz and Mohammad Abdullah were among the participants.
Prime Minister National Para Games from June 26, 2022
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-The 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan National Para Games will start from June 26 to 29, 2022 at Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad under the banner of Pakistan Blinds’ Sports Federation (PBSF), president PBSF Mohammad Waqas Warraieh revealed this in press conference at national Press Club on Saturday. He further told media persons that the closing ceremony would be held on June 29 at the same venue and likely Prime Minister of Pakistan Main Shahbaz Sharif would be the chief guest and distribute the prizes among the athletes. “Director General, Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Asif Zaman will grace the opening ceremony as chief guest at Jinnah Stadium, Pakistan Sports Complex, “he added. Former player of national blinds’ cricket team Mohammad Waqas further added that the 25 sports disciplines would be the part of Para Games including football, swimming, judo, chess, athletics, base ball, goal ball, power-lifting, track cycling, archery. “PM released one million rupees for this event. “120 male and female players from Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh, Khyber PakhtuneKawa (KPK), Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) Gilgit Bultistan and Islamabad will take part in the event, “he maintained.  
Summer Training Camp concludes at Nathia Gali
Shakeel-ur-Rehman PESHAWAR: A three-day summer training camp organized by the Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for people of different abilities at Nathia Gali. More than 40 people from different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa participated in the camp. At the closing ceremony Deputy Director Sports Jamshed Baloch and Regional Sports Officer Hazara Region Ahmed Zaman distributed the prizes among the athletes. International Cricketer Zia Noor, Chief Coach Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shafqat, Assistant Director Aizaz Khan, Sajid Afridi and other important personalities were present. For the first time in the history of the country, A three-day summer training camp was organized for positive recreation including overcoming obstacles and building self-confidence in them. In addition to indoor and outdoor competitions, summer camp National Speeches, Trekking, Camping, Awareness Campaign Walk, Quiz, Naat Khawani Competition Summer Camp invites 40 male and female athletes who have represented Pakistan at national and international level in Paralympic Games to showcase their talents.
MD PTV Mubashir Tauqir vows to provide top sports facilities to players
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Managing Director/Patron Sports Cell, Pakistan Television Corporation Limited, Sayyed Mubashir Tauqir Shah vowed to restart sports activities in the PTV at the top level with preference after a three years Covid-19 period. He was speaking to officials and players of PTV in a colourful ceremony that took place here on Wednesday. “Sports make the image of country at international level, however, sports also make the image of organization in the country and sports are vital for healthy activities, “he added. President PTV Sports Cell/Director Admin & Personnel, Saif Ullah Shahid along with other directors of PTV also attended the ceremony. On this occasion, MD PTVC has issued instructions to reactivate sport activities among the PTV employees besides raising the professional teams of hockey, football and other sport disciplines for participation in the national level tournaments. Professional cricket team will also be reactivated after uplift of the ban on departmental cricket. He has also directed to arrange tournaments of cricket, hockey, football, table-tennis, badminton, races and golf in order to mark the ‘Jashan-e-Azadi’ celebrations. Earlier, Mohammad Arif Qureshi, the international official of PTV highlighted the achievements of PTV Sports Cell. He thanked MD, PTVC & DAP/President PTV Sports Cell for their valuable support for the uplift of games in PTV. He also promised that the necessary facilities would be provided to PTV Sports Cell for the promotion of healthy activities in PTV and for participation of team at National Level Tournaments.
Young Mountaineers Shehroze and Abdul Joshi call on Minister IPC
Sports Reporter ISLAMABAD:- Young mountaineers, Shehroze Kashif and Abdul Joshi called on Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Ehsan Ur Rehman Mazari on Wednesday at his office Pakistan Sports Board (PSB). President Alpine Club Abu Zafar Sadiq was also in the meeting. Shehroze Kashif during the meeting with Federal Minister Ehsan Ur Rehman Mazari expressed his future plan of becoming the world’s youngest man to climb all 14 highest mountains in the world. It would not only bring pride for the nation but will also promote tourism and help the economy. Federal Minister Ehsan-ur-Rehman said: “It is delightful to see our youth is associated to the challenging sport of mountain climbing and building soft image of Pakistan. I assure that anyone who will contribute building soft image of Pakistan is indeed praiseworthy. The government will provide him maximum support to achieve this honor for the nation. I hope young people will come forward and bring laurels for their country”. Mountaineering is quite a challenging sport and Pakistan is blessed with few of the highest mountains including world’s second highest peak K-2, these peaks attract number of mountaineers, climbers and tourists from across the globe. Pakistan has also produced great mountaineers who conquered these giants and one of those young mountaineers is Shehroze Kashif who started trekking and mountaineering just at the age of 11. Before he reached 20, he already had climbed world’s seven highest mountains.
PCTSG determines to revive the traditional sports in Pakistan
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:- Pakistan Council for Traditional Sports & Games (PCTSG) is keen to revive the traditional sports in all over the Pakistan, as a meeting of Pakistan Council Traditional Sports and Games held at National Library, Islamabad. The meeting was attended by the representative Councils from the four provinces, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK). According to an official, awareness about traditional sports and games, its documentations, orientation, training and competitions will be held across the country. The affiliated units will hold regular such activities at grass-root level. The sports teachers and other key stakeholders will be taken on board. The awareness campaign shall start with seminars, workshops and conference on line and physical mode. The first ever Sports Teachers’ Conference shall be held at Islamabad. The Private Schools Association of Islamabad and other stakeholders will jointly organize it. The sports teachers would also be taught about traditional sports games besides other important sports discipline like mountain sports, martial arts and importance of physical health and sports. Similar activities would be held across the country. Brig. Azam Effandi, Senior Vice President presented details about the actions taken by Pakistan Council for Trational Sports and Games (PCTSG). At this occasion Khalil Ahmed Khan, President, International Council for Traditional Sports and Games stressed the importance of revival of traditional sports and games and appreciated the efforts so far taken by Pakistan Council for Traditional Sports and Games. Syed Zeeshan Naqvi, President of Islamabad Council for Traditional Sports and Games also presented details about the activities being undertaken for revival of traditional sports at Islamabad. Mohamamd Tariq Abbasi, Abu Zafar Sadiq, Zofran, Abdul Wahid, Raja Azad, Faiza and other office bears of PCTSG were present at this occasion.
A Day Mixed Martial Arts Seminar concludes
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI:-A one-day seminar for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) referees and judges was held under the banner of Sindh Mixed Martial Arts Association on Sunday at Karachi Center of Pakistan Sports Board that attended by officials from Hyderabad, Larkana and Mirpur Khas regions, besides Karachi. Also present were representatives of Sindh Police SSU Unit and Airport Security Force ASF. Distinguished guests of the event were Rehan Hashmi, Young Member National Assembly and Chairman Karachi MMA Association, President Pakistan Mixed Martial Arts Federation Zulfiqar Ali, Chairman Pakistan Mixed Martial Arts Federation Tariq Ali, Director Sports of Karachi University Rashid Ali Qureshi, Sharq Ali, Technical Director, Pakistan Mixed Martial Arts Federation Zubair Khan, Vice President, Sindh Mixed Martial Arts Association; Imran Qasim Khan, Head Coach, Sindh Mixed Martial Arts Association; Secretary Daniel Khan and others were also present on the occasion. Course instructors were Abu Huraira and Dilawar Sanaan Khan while the closing ceremony was directed by renowned MMA commentator and journalist Waqas Raza. On this occasion, the President of the Federation Zulfiqar Ali said that the main purpose of the event was to elevate overall capabilities and knowledge base of local officials, make the local referees and judges aware of the international rules and regulations of mixed martial arts and to ensure the physical safety of the players.
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