LAHORE - The final phase matches of table tennis, badminton and cricket among the Press Clubs, Bar Association, Departments and Corporate sectors in the Punjab Youth Festival concluded here on Thursday at various centres.

Now the festival activity is approaching towards the matches of veteran cricketers, Balochistan cricket team and the conduct of the Guinness World Record events, road cycle race and the marathon which will be followed by the closing ceremony.

In the press club cricket category, Sahiwal defeated Faisalabad by six wickets in the final to claim the title. In the final of department table tennis, Sports Board Punjab beat Parks and Horticulture Authority 3-0 while in the bar association category, Lahore beat Rawalpindi 3-0. In Bar Association Lahore beat Faisalabad clinched the trophy. The veterans team of Lahore Greens and Reds led by Abdul Qadir and Salim Malik will play best-of-three matches in the festival.