Pak U-16 team to play Australia from 21st

Lahore - Pakistan U-16 team will play three one-day and T20 matches each against their Australian counterpart from November 21 there. PCB spokesman Monday said the squad would be based in Sydney and would play three one-day and as many T20 matches. The one-day games are scheduled for November 21, 23 and 25 and T20s to be played on November 27, 29 and 30. The 15-member squad includes Aarish Ali Khan, Syed Ahmar Jalil, Attayab Ahmad, Ehtesham Khan, Fahad Hussain, Mohsin Riaz, M Hasnain, M Junaid, Sanaullah Khan, Shoaib Ahmed, Tariq Bakht, Uzair Abdullah, Inayat Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ubaisullah Khan. Ali Imran, Mukhtar Ahmed, and M Huzaifa are reserves while team management includes Zakir Khan (manager), Abdul Rehman (coach), M Masroor (assistant coach) and Saboor Ahmad (physical trainer).–Staff Reporter

Park wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational

MEXICO CITY – Park In-Bee capped her final round with back-to-back birdies Sunday to win the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, setting up a tantalizing showdown with world No. 1 Lydia Ko in next week’s LPGA Tour Championship. The 27-year-old South Korean fired a 64 to reach 18-under 270 total and finish three strokes ahead of playing partner Carlota Ciganda for her fifth title of the year. Spain’s Ciganda closed with a nine-under 63 while US LPGA Tour rookie-of-the-year Kim Sei-Young (66), who was the other player in the final group, finished third, five strokes behind Park. Park needed to finish eighth or better at the Club de Golf Mexico course to remain in the Player of the Year chase. She is aiming to take top honours for the LPGA season and to do that she needs to regain the number one ranking from Ko.–AFP

Shahram ousted from IBSF World Snooker

KARACHI - Shahram Changezi outing in the IBSF World Snooker Championship ended on Monday when he was shocked by Omar Alajlani of Saudi Arabia 4-2 in the last-88 round in the Egyptian city of Hurghada. Shahram was leading 2-1 with a break of 58 in third frame, but Alajlni wrapped-up the last frames in a row to surprise his opponent by blanking him 95-0 in the final frame. Shahram lost his last league round match to Lee Chun Wai of Hong Kong 4-1, but still made it to last 88 rounds. Remaining top three Pakistan cueists M Asif, M Sajjad and debutant Abdul Sattar will be playing their last-64 round matches on Wednesday. Former IBSF world champion M Asif will be taking a tougher opponent Alex Taubman from Wales, Sajjad take on Ali Jalil Ali of Iraq and Sattar faces Lukas Kleckers of Germany.–APP

Umar Amin puts SSGC on top in QAT

ISLAMABAD - Helped by sensational unbeaten 133 from test discarded Umar Amin, SSGC hammered Islamabad Region in their Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2015-16 round four Pool A match played here at Diamond ground on Monday. Put into bat first, SSGC finished day one at 271-3 in 78.2 overs. Umar Amin smashed 19 fours in his 133-run knock, while Asif Zakir made unbeaten 100 with the help of 15 boundaries. Hassan Ali captured 2-51. In Pool B match at Pindi Cricket Stadium, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) was in driving seat against struggling Rawalpindi, as NBP finished day one at massive 343-4 in 79.5 overs. Akbar Rehman made unbeaten 104 and Fawad Alam unbeaten 88, while Kamran Akmal fell cheaply. Yasir and Abid capture two wickets each conceding 48 and 73 runs respectively.–Staff Reporter

SSA to hold exhibition squash match

ISLAMABAD - Sindh Squash Association (SSA) president and coordinator to Sindh Chief Minister Haji Muzaffar Ali Shujra has said Karachi is all to host the biggest exhibition squash match in December between world number 10 Egyptain Karim Abdel Gawad and compatriot Mazen Hesham. The SSA president said the event was being organised by the SSA in a bid to revive squash in Sindh. “The match will be played on December 8 and the players will arrive on December 6 and a press conference will also be held in the evening same day. A coaching clinic for Sindh’s players will be organised under the Egyptian players,” Muzaffar added. SSA secretary M Amir Khan said: “Both players want to help create a positive image not only for their sponsors, but also for the game of squash and for Karachi.”–Staff Reporter

Punjab Junior Sports conclude today

LAHORE - All the events have been concluded except Soccer boys’ u-16 football and u-16 basketball in the Punjab Junior Sports here on Monday. The finals will be played on today (Tuesday) morning at 9am while the the prize distribution ceremony will be held at 3pm at K-21 Model Town Sports Club. Punjab Olympic Association (PbOA) secretary Idris Haider Khawaja, along with Basher A Gill and Rashid Malik, will distribute prizes among the position holder teams and players. In the taekwondo, Divisional Public School (DPS) was on top with 277 points while Pride Public School (PPS) was second with 147 points. Abdullah Hassan (PPS) was winner of group 1 u-30 weight category while the winner of group 2 u-35 weight category was Hammad Ali (DPS), group 3 u-40 weight category winner was Usman Arshad (DPS), group 5 u-45 weight category winner was Shazar Ahmad (DPS). In the hockey event, DPS MT thumped DPS TS 3/1. In boys’ u-15 badminton, Danial Abbas (DPS MT) beat M Uzair (DPS MT) 21/15, 21/10. The badminton u-18 singles event was won by Usama Naveed while doubles event was won by Usama Naveed and Hamza Naveed. In girls’ u-18 tennis final, Insiya Uzair beat Maha Saeed, in boys’ u-12 final, Syed Mustafa Shah beat Haris Wala while in boys’ u-10 final, Bilal Asim beat Aitzaz Buzdar.–Staff Reporter