Mismanagement mars National Netball

ISLAMABAD - Mismanagement marred the inaugural ceremony of the 13th National Men's Netball Championship commenced here at the Pakistan Sports Complex, Hamidi Hall Tuesday. Not a single responsible person of Pakistan Netball Federation (PNF) was available to assist the spectators and media. It is Pakistan Sports Board’s duty to keep a close check on all such federations, who take huge financial annual grants, but never bother to spend money on players and arrangements. DG PSB Dr Akhtar Ganjera must take notice of the entire situation. A total of 4 matches were played as in the first match, Army brushed aside KPK 49-7, Police thrashed Balochistan 46-2 in the second, HEC carved out 20-19 win in the third while PAF beta Sindh 29-26 in the last match. Army is defending champion of the event. –Staff Reporter

Prince Club win 7-a-side Cricket trophy

LAHORE - Prince Club lifted the Seven-a-Side Cricket Tournament trophy when they outclassed New Punjab Club Kilbath by five wickets in the final of the event played here at the newly-laid Punjab Bank Society Ground Bedian Road. Young all-rounder Zeeshan Mughal (24* and 2-10) emerged as man of the final. Earlier in the semi-final of this one-day activity, skipper Fahadul Haq, with his all-round display, enabled Prince Club to defeat DHA Club. Man of the match Sadamul Haq (3-15) excelled in Prince Club’s two-run quarter-final victory. Raza, of the Bankers equity, gave the prizes after the final. The event was organised by the organising committee, headed by Asif Zahoor, a former Al-Aain (UAE) cricket star. The matches of the tournament were supervised by Irfan Dilshad and Nasir Mahmood. Staff Reporter

KC thump LC to win Girls Basketball

LAHORE - Kinnaird College thumped Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) by 16-1 in the BISE Lahore Inter-collegiate Girls Basketball Championship 2013-14 final held here at the Kinnaird College basketball court Tuesday. As per basketball rules, a match is played for four quarters with the duration of 40 minutes i.e. 10 minutes of each quarter. Lahore College team manager Ms Kalsoon Zafar requested the match referee that they didn’t want to continue the match because their team didn’t have proper practice and wanted to quit the match so the referee declared the Kinnaird College winners of the championship. For Kinnaird College, Dania Fatima was top scorer with eight points while Arham Saleem and Unaiza Aleem gathered four points each. For LCWU, the only point was collected by Nashra Sundhu. –Staff Reporter

PFF chief chairs AFC Legal Committee meet

LAHORE - Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) president Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat has chaired the eighth meeting of the AFC Legal Committee Tuesday and will also attend the 11th AFC Executive Committee meeting today (Wednesday). According to PFF spokesman, the PFF chief chaired the 8th meeting of AFC Legal Committee to deliberate on the scheduled agenda in which apart from approving agenda for AFC Extraordinary Congress 2014, following decisions have been taken by the committee for approval and ratification by the AFC Executive Committee meeting. “Unification of the position of AFC president and FIFA vice president amendments in AFC Statutes to bring it in line with FIFA Statutes Regulations Governing the admission of football associations to the AFC.” –Staff Reporter