Tomic offered 'wellbeing' support

SYDNEY - Troubled Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has been offered "health and wellbeing" support as his career hits the rails. Once mooted as a rising star, his ranking has plunged to 145 in the world during a forgettable season in which he admitted he was "bored" and not always giving 100 percent. He is now reliant on being handed a wildcard for his home Grand Slam, the Australian Open, in January, with the troubled star widely seen as at a crossroads. Australian Open director Craig Tiley said that the sport was doing what it could to help him, but admitted that he had not responded to their offers. "We have reached out to Bernie from a health and wellbeing point of view and it's up to him to respond," he said.–AFP




LCCA general body meeting held

LAHORE - The Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) general body meeting was held here at the LCCA ground on Wednesday under the chair of its new-elected president Shahrez Abdullah Khan. The meeting was attended by LCCA secretary Waseem Anwer, East Zone secretary Ahmed Ayaz Khan and treasurer Maqsood Hussain, North Zone president Masood Anwer, secretary Naseer Shahzad and treasurer M Arshad and West Zone treasurer Mian M Aslam. LCCA secretary Waseem Anwer read and briefed the agenda of the meeting to all the participants. LCCA president Shahrez Khan then welcomed all the newly-elected members of general body. Naseer Shahzad and Ayaz Khan were unanimously elected as executive members while Raza ul Karim Butt and M Arshad were unanimously elected as vice president and finance secretary.–Staff Reporter



Eight more matches played in CPL T20

LAHORE - Eight more matches were decided in the Pepsi Corporate Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 Championship here at the various grounds of the city. In the first match, Pepsi beat Atlas Copco by 18 runs. M Irfan emerged as man of the match. Ufone beat Intech by 7 wickets with Ali Sikander (Ufone) winning match of the match award. Service routed Raaziq International by 51 ruins, Brighto Paints defeated Zephyr by 5 wickets and Descon outplayed Unifoam. Nestle Industries toppled Meezan Bank by 43 runs with Hamid Hayat emerging as player of the match. Allied Bank beat Gourmet Food in a thriller with Rizwan Aslam claiming man of the match award. In the last match of the day, beat Abacus 15 runs.–Staff Reporter



Madina beats Sadia to win squash title

ISLAMABAD – Ankle injury cost Sadia Gul title win in the Chairman POF Board National Women Squash Championship 2017. Despite putting up a brave show, Sadia lost 1-3 against Madina Zafar in the final played here at Jahangir Khan Squash Complex, Wah on Wednesday. Sadia was all set to take the title after her stunning performances against Riffat Khan and Zoya Khalid, but she pulled her right ankle in the final. Sadia lost first game 9-11 and won second 11-4. In the third game, she badly twisted her ankle and lost it 7-11 and also lost fourth 4-9. Madina was awarded Rs 38,000 while Saida earned Rs 28,000. In the latest PSA rankings, Sadia climbed 4 ladders to become world number 92.–Staff Reporter




Hisham, Mehak named fittest female, male

KARACHI – Hisham Bokhari and Mehak Taherani were crowned Pakistan’s fittest male and female after they dominated the 6-day Fitin5 Games held at Karachi. Organised by Karachi’s Fitin5, almost 200 men and women participated in the games. DHA tested the athletes through different rigorous workout challenges and out of the 150 men, only 40 and out of 40 females only 10 qualified on the basis of the best timings achieved by the participants. Hisham Bokhari earned 460 points while runner-up Sultan Malik 443 and Asad Shaikh 418 points. Mehak Taherani finished first with 490 while runner-up Sapna Amir 475 and Sofia Butt 470 points.–PR




Daanish Schools’ girls excel in athletics

LAHORE - Punjab Daanish Schools’ girls excelled in National Youth Athletics Championship 2017 by finished second on podium. Daanish girls won 3 gold, 3 silver and 8 bronze medals. Munazza Javed and Mehreen Gul of Daanish Mianwali won gold medals in 100 meter hurdle race while Urooj Husain of Daanish Hasilpur won gold in hammer throw. Sunaina Shaheen of Daanish Mianwali won silver in 200 meter race and long jump. Furthermore, 11 students got merit certificates on good performances. Punjab Daanish Schools Authority Managing Director Brig (r) Aamir Hafeez congratulated the position holder girls and their trainers.–Staff Reporter