Cricket Stars Two-day Tournament

ISLAMABAD - Peshawar finished day one at 92-6 against Rawalpindi in 29 overs in their PCB-Pepsi Cricket Stars Two-day Tournament 2014-15 third round Pool B match here at Pindi Stadium Wednesday. Amir Zaib made 37. Ibrar Zaman took 3-37. Earlier, Rawalpindi were bowled out for 198 in 61 overs. M Jageer made 71, Husnain Ahmed 59 and Hussain Amjad unbeaten 44. Ahmed Khan took 6-87 and Jahangir 2-57. At Diamond ground, Abbottabad finished day one against Islamabad at 190-9 in 62 overs. Faizan made 41 and Aqib 31. Bakhat Rawan took 4-68 and Umair 3-47. At KRL ground, Multan finished day one at 34-0 in 18 overs after bowling out Bahawalpur for only 88 runs in 53 overs. M Huzaifa took 4-17, Uzair 3-21 and Zaheer 2-21. No play was possible at between Faisalabad and AJK due to bad light.–Staff Reporter

Taimur tops in seniors golf trials

RAWALPINDI – Taimur Hassan of Islamabad Golf Club emerged as the top contender for the seniors’ national golf team which will represent the country in the Asia Pacific Seniors Amateur Golf Championship in China. Taimur was selected after the three-day trials held at Rawalpindi golf course. Taimur is a legendary figure of the golf scene in Pakistan and stood out as the outstanding contender with his three days scores of 76 (1st day), 75 (2nd day) and 76 on the third day with aggregate score of 227. A total of six golfers will be representing Pakistan in the Seniors Golf Championship to be held in Qingtow, China in October 2015. Besides Taimur, other members are Imran Ahmed (236), Shoaib Bokhari (237), Lt Col (r) Asif Mehdi (237), Gulrez Shahid (237) and Col Saud (238).–Staff Reporter

Rifat faces Sammer in Lyallpur Squash final

LAHORE – Rifat Khan will take on Sammer Anjum in the 2nd Lyallpur Men National and Women International Squash Championship 2015 final to be played today (Thursday). In the first semi-final, Rifat outclassed Samia 3-0. Rifat won the first game 11-9, second with utmost ease by 11-4 and the third and final by 11-8. In another semi-final of the day, a very tough battle was witnessed between Sammer and Muqaddas which Sammer won by 3-2. Sammer took the first game 11-9 but Muqaddas bounced back to win the second 11-9. Sammer again won the next 11-8 but Muqaddas fought back in great style to win the fourth 11-3. In the decisive game, Sammer played well and won it 11-5. In the men’s event, Tayyab and Farhan won their respective semis and will face each other in the final.–Staff Reporter

Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Provincial Games

ISLAMABAD – The 1st Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Provincial Games will roll into action from June 9 to 12 here at Pakistan Sports Complex. Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) will hold the mega sports event in which teams from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, AJK, FATA and Islamabad Sports Boards will take part. The federal government launched a programme of continuous sports activities spread over a period of five years. Over 3000 sportspersons will feature in four-day event in which teams and individuals will be awarded with cash prizes, medals and certificates. The competitions will be contested in male and female categories in athletics, badminton, football, hockey, judo, karate, squash, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo and volleyball while wrestling in just male category.–Staff Reporter

Punjab Arm Wrestling Championship

ISLAMABAD – The 4th Suzuki Punjab Arm Wrestling Championship will start from June 7 here at Shahbaz Sharif Sports Complex, Rawalpindi under the auspices of Rawalpindi Divisional Arm Wrestling Association (RDAWA). Talking to The Nation, RDAWA secretary Anwar Sajjad said: “All the Punjab districts’ teams will take part in the championship which will continue for two days.” He said trials for the selection of Rawalpindi division team would be held on June 6 at Shahbaz Sharif Sports Complex. “Players from Jhelum, Attock, Mianwali, Chakwal and Rawalpindi are eligible to take part in the trials.” Anwar said the meeting of the organising committee would be held next week in which all the arrangements would be finalised. “We have already chalked out comprehensive strategy to make event a huge success.”–Staff Reporter