LAHORE - The three days trials to select the Pak Punjab team for the trip to Chandigarh, India in October, this year, concluded at the Lahore Gymkhana golf course. Based on the performances of the participants during the trials, Col. Zulfiqar Rana, Secretary, Punjab Golf Association announced the names of team members as well as reserves. Main Team M. Safdar (Gujranwala), Aadil Jehangir (Gymkhana), Danyaal Jehangir (Gymkhana), Abdul Zahoor (Multan), Zulfiqar Ali (Multan), Raheel Akbar (Gymkhana). 40-50 Years Saleem Raza (Gujranwala), Mohsin Anwar (Gymkhana), Kamran Ashraf (Okara), Sardar Murad (Royal Palm), Amir Mehmood (Royal Palm), Murad A. Khan (Gymkhana). Above 50 Years Shafiq Bhatti (Gymkhana), Dr. Zahid Khan (Gymkhana), Imran Ahmed (Gymkhana), Col. Asif Mehdi (Garrison), Javed A. Khan (Gymkhana). Ultimately 12-team members will travel to Chandigarh, India to face the Indo Pak Punjab team, with matches due to start from 24th October 2008.   page 20 Seven members of cricket team return home OUR STAFF REPORTER KARACHI - Seven members of the Pakistan cricket team that won the Kitply tri-nation One-day championship defeating arch sports rival India in Mirpur (Bangladesh) returned home on Sunday morning. The remaining members of the team including manager Talat Ali, coach Geoff Lawson and skipper Shoaib Malik along with the winning trophy are due to arrive here some time on late Monday evening. Among the seven who landed here were Shahid Afridi, Muhammad Yousuf, Younis Khan Umar Gul, Kamran Akmal, Misbahul Haq, and Salman Butt. After a brief stop over at the airport some of the players belonging to upcountry took the home connecting flights. The chairman of the PCB Dr. Nasim Ashraf who had specially flown to Dhaka to witness the final is staying back to attend some meetings there and would fly directly to Lahore on June 17. page 20 Camp for World Jr Team Squash from today OUR STAFF REPORTER ISLAMABAD - The training camp for the preparation of upcoming World Junior Team Championship will start from today (Monday) here at Mushaf Squash Complex, which will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, from July 26 to August 8. An official of Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) told The Nation on Sunday that Director coaching Fahim Gul and Fazal Shah would train the boys during the camp. "Four players including Farhan Zaman, Nasir Iqbal, Waqar Mehboob and Shoaib Hasan have arrived in Islamabad while Aamir Atlas Khan, Yasir Butt and Farhan Mehboob will join the camp on Tuesday (tomorrow)," he added. Fahim Gul, Director Coaching PSF said that they had selected four players for the international competition and Aamir Atlas Khan, Waqar Mehboob, Shoaib Hasan and Farhan Zaman would represent Pakistan in the World Junior Squash Team Event Championship.  "We were runner-up in the last edition of the event and Egypt had claimed the title. Now, our team is strong side of the event after inclusion of Aamir Atlas Khan in the team, "he said. He further said that Pakistan might be top seed team of the championship. "We are expecting positive results. "The camp will run till the last week of July. page 20 Rich tributes paid to Wajid Ali Shah OUR STAFF REPORTER KARACHI - The president of Sindh Olympic Association and Sindh Sports Minister Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah has described the passing away of the former POA president Syed Wajid Ali Shah as a great loss to national sports. Syed Wajid Ali Shah passed away in Lahore on Saturday night. Recording his thoughts to The Nation here on Sunday, the surgeon sports philanthropist said, Syed Wajid Ali Shah during his tenure as the POA president contributed a lot to the development of Olympic sports in Pakistan. Pakistani sportsmen during his tenure won a number of laurels at international level, he added. His death, he said had taken away an excellent organiser and a heavy weight sport personality who was very close top hierarchy of the IOC. Few people would remember how close and personal relations that late Shah Sahib had with two former presidents of the IOC Avery Brundage and Lord Killanin. He hosted receptions in their honour when they visited Karachi many years ago. During his two-day visit to Karachi Lord Killanin in late eighties at a dinner hosted by Syed Wajid Ali Shah at his residence, recalled his first visit to this port city in 1936 as a member of RAF. He pleasantly noted the expansion of Karachi as a small town in thirties to a bustling metropolis. He said the Karachi airport, which had a small landing strip had undergone a tremendous change and was now an international airport. He was a pleasing and friendly personality who always had the cause of sportsmen dear to his heart. He was heading the POA at a very crucial time when the USA led the boycott call of the Moscow Olympics after the former Soviet Union forces occupied Afghanistan. Pakistan boycotted 1980 Moscow Olympics, he added. The chairman of the Pakistan Boxing Federation Prof. Anwar Choudhary a long time associate of late Wajid Ali Shah had also condoled the demise of an outstanding sports icon of Pakistan. In his message given to The Nation, Prof. Choudhary who had been confined to a wheelchair said that Syed Wajid Ali Shah was an outstanding sports organiser and a top class leader who led the Olympic movement in Pakistan in a noble and honourable manner. He said he was associated with the Shah Sahib for over fifty years. Digging deep into his memory vault, Prof. Choudhary said Shah Sahib came to the POA some time in 1965 as president and during his active tenure contributed a lot to national sports. It was tragic to hear the news about the sad demise of Shah Sahib, he said adding that he led Olympic sports in Pakistan admirably. He was a special friend of boxing. All Olympic sports flourished during his tenure and Pakistan had a place at international level as long as he was there. The void that had been created after Shah Sahib demise would be difficult to fill, he said. Former international hurdler Mohammed Talib had also condoled the death. He said Shah Sahib had always worked for the welfare of sportsmen. He was always ready to help known national sportsmen and particularly the athletes. page 20 Katich, Jaques hit centuries Australia turn the screw on Windies BRIDGETOWN (Barbados) (AFP) - An unbroken stand of 79 for the sixth wicket between Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin helped Australia to extend their lead to 474 before lunch in the third and final Test against West Indies on Sunday. At the interval, Australia, leading by 35 runs from the first innings, reached 439 for five in their second innings with Clarke not out on 48 and Haddin not out on 45 on the fourth day of the Test at Kensington Oval. Haddin joined Clarke, after Australia lost the wickets of Simon Katich and Andrew Symonds to left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn inside the first hour to leave the visitors on 360 for five. Australia suffered a setback to their plans for free scoring in the morning period, after they continued from their overnight total of 335 for three. Katich was caught at cover for 157 playing a loose drive outside the off-stump to bring his marathon eight-hour innings to an end. Andrew Symonds has been a thorn in the West Indies' side throughout the series, but Benn poached him in his next over, when he had him caught at cover for two also trying a loose drive. But Clarke and Haddin batted purposefully to consolidate Australia's position and keep West Indies in the field. Australia lead the three-Test series 1-0, after they won the opening Test at Sabina Park in the Jamaica capital of Kingston by 95 runs. The second Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in the Antigua village of North Sound was drawn. As a result, the Aussies have already retained the Frank Worrell Trophy. Familiarity bred success for Simon Katich and Phil Jaques in their double-hundred opening stand which fortified Australia's position in the third and final Test against West Indies on Saturday.Katich batted through the entire day to remain undefeated on 148 - his fourth Test hundred and highest Test score - and Jaques made 108 - his third Test hundred - to lead Australia to 330 for three in their second innings when stumps were drawn on the third day of the Test at Kensington Oval. Katich and Jaques dominated most of the day with a 223-run opening stand that was broken about half-hour before the tea break. The two left-handers have forged a new opening partnership, following an Achilles tendon injury to Matthew Hayden which forced him to return home, and Jaques felt there experience of batting together in the Australia state championship was vital. "I think we both went about it trying to forge our own partnership at the top and try and set up the rest of our order like we would for New South Wales," Jaques told reporters. Katich noted he has not opened a lot with Jaques for NSW, but since he bats at three, they have encountered in each other at the wicket early quite a few times."The comforting fact is that we have spent a lot of time at the crease together in the past few years in big partnerships, so opening the innings does not seem much different," he said. "We know that Matt and Justin Langer had a fantastic partnership - the most successful ever in Test history - so that's hard to follow, but I think we have gone about things as simply as possible."This was Jaques' highest score in the three Tests, and he admitted that they were both keen to make this innings count, following their soft dismissals in the first innings - both fell to miscued hooks - after being well set. "We were both disappointed in the first innings, and we both got set and got out in similar fashion," he said."From my point of view, I was keen to make amends. We had spoken about trying to keep working in tandem and keep the momentum going. It happened and it was nice to get a partnership. It takes the pressure off you individually when that happens." It was Katich's second hundred of the series, following his 113 in the first innings of second Test in Antigua, and his highest score in 26 Tests, and he agreed that they were bent on playing meaningful innings. "It was definitely a different approach from both of us with regards to the short-pitched bowling," Katich said. "We thought that was the biggest way that we were going to get out on this wicket, particularly when the ball is starting to get a bit older and a bit more variable. "We decided just to get in behind it or sway out of the way, rather than playing the big hook shots." Jaques also felt his innings justified his decision to undergo laser eye surgery before coming to the Caribbean. "I decided to bite the bullet and go for the laser eye, and the guys at the Eye Institute sorted me out. It was really good," he said. "I've found that in the field I could see the high balls heaps better, and as for batting, I've got a lot more time and I don't have to worry about the contact lenses. It's a big relief. It's pretty much changed my life." Katich acknowledged that his performance in the two Tests did not guarantee him in a permanent place in the starting 11 for future matches with Hayden due to return, and Australia top heavy in their batting. But he was thrilled to have been given the chance to prove himself during the series. "The opportunity to play has been great because I felt that I was ready to play well given my form in the last couple of years, so it's nice to get that opportunity now when I'm playing well," he said. Australia now lead by 365 runs with seven second innings wickets standing and two days remaining in the Test to gain a victory. Their chances have been enhanced, after West Indies opener Sewnarine Chattergoon badly twisted his ankle, and was taken off the field by a stretcher. He was taken to hospital for a precautionary examination and returned to the ground with his leg heavily bandaged, and walking with the assistance of crutches which makes the prospects of him batting remote. SCOREBOARD AUSTRALIA, 1st Innings: 251 WEST INDIES, 1st Innings: 216 AUSTRALIA, 2nd Innings: (overnight 330 for three) P. Jaques c Ramdin b Edwards     108 S. Katich c (sub) Sammy b Benn     157 R. Ponting c (sub) Morton b Powell     39 M. Hussey c Bravo b Benn     18 M. Clarke not out     48 A. Symonds c Chanderpaul b Benn     2 B. Haddin not out     45 EXTRAS: (b5, lb2, w5, nb5, pen5)     22 TOTAL: (5 wkts)     439 Fall of wickets: 1-223 (Jaques), 2-299 (Ponting), 3-330 (Hussey), 4-358 (Katich), 5-360 (Symonds). BOWLING: Powell 16-6-40-1 (w1) Edwards     14-3-52-1 (nb2, w1) Taylor     22-3-64-0 (nb1) Gayle     16-3-45-0 Benn     47-7-154-3 Bravo     23-4-63-0 (nb2, w1) Marshall     2-2-0-0 Sarwan     5-0-9-0 (w2) Umpires: Aleem Dar, M. Benson, TV Replays: G. Greaves, Reserve: V. Bullen. Match Referee: R. Mahanama. page 20 Do-or-die match for Germany and Austria S. PERVEZ QAISER The mood in the Germany camp is "a little more tense than before" as they head into their decider against Austria with injury worries. After losing 2-1 to Croatia in their second Group-B game, Germany will face Austria at Ernst Happel in Vienna on today with the co-hosts knowing a victory will take them into the last eight. "Of course the mood since the Croatia match is a little more tense than before," admitted Torsten Frings. "But that is normal after that kind of performance. I believe it is half-witted to question the entire project and our work in the last two years after just one defeat. We got ourselves into this 'final' game against Austria and I am happy we have a chance on Monday to make amends." Germany expects Philipp Lahm, Heiko Westermann, and Lukas Podolski all to be available against Austria, but a shoulder injury to Marcell Jansen has made him a doubt for the derby. However, despite those concerns and the changed mood in the camp, the Werder Bremen midfielder is feeling confident. "I am really looking forward to this game," the 31-year-old said. "A big crowd and a great atmosphere are the best things for a footballer. Plus we have the chance to show ourselves in a better light, in a grand setting and to knock out the hosts. What more can you want?" This match which starts at 00.15 hours (IST) will be the 34th between the two teams. Germany have won 20 and Austria seven in 33 previous meeting. The remaining six matches did not produce a result. Germany scored 74 and conceded 46 in these matches. Germany have won one and drew another in two matches played against Austria in the European Championship. They scored three goals and conceded none in these matches. Croatia takes on Poland in the second match of the day at Worthersee, Klagenfurt. This group B match will start 00.15 hours (IST). It will be the fifth international match between the two teams and first in European Championship. Croatia have won two and Poland one in four previous outings. The remaining one match ended in a draw. Croatia scored six and conceded three in these matches. Croatia coach Slaven Bilic is refusing to play along with Leo Beenhakker after accusing his Poland counterpart of "games" in the lead-up in the final Group B encounter between the two sides. The Poles not only need all three points to join Croatia in the last eight, they must win by more clear goals than Austria beat Germany by - leading Beenhakker to plead with Bilic to field his mother-in-law as a striker at the Worthersee Stadion. "Well, I'm divorced," countered the charismatic Croatia trainer. "He's a great manager. He's playing games, of course, because they have a good team. They were almost equal to Germany [in their opening match]. They conceded easy goals but they had enough chances to score. They have a chance and they have a team, so he doesn't need my mother-in-law." Bilic also questioned Beenhakker's statement that his sides were effectively eliminated after a last-gasp Ivica Vastic penalty for Austria denied them a vital win on Thursday: "I don't know why he said that. It was his logical reaction after the match, but I'm sure they'll be motivated and fight to the last minute because they're still in it. This is Euro and there are masses of supporters from Poland here. Everything is there for them to play their best game. If you play your first match against Germany and your second against the hosts, then all you can hope for is to go into the third one with a chance of going through. Poland have a chance - they're not out of this yet." European Cup Football: day 10 First match: Croatia v Poland: Head to head: International matches: Played: 4 Croatia won: 2 Poland won: 1 Drawn: 1 Goals for Croatia: 6 Goals for Poland: 3 First meeting in European Cup Second match: Germany v Austria: Head to head: International matches: Played: 33 Germany won: 20 Austria won: 7 Drawn: 6 Goals for Germany: 74 Goals for Austria: 46 European cup matches: Played: 2 Germany won: 1 Austria won: - Drawn: 1 Goals for Germany: 3 Goals for Austria: - FAISEL FEATURES