KCU players continue to serve national sports
LAHORE – Kinnaird College University (KCU) continues to serve the national sports in a big way as its 17 players represented the country at international level in different events abroad.
“We have a defined role in our country’s sports, which is evident from the representation of our athletes in elite sports events, national and international, including ICC Cricket World Cup and championships, Islamic Games and exchange programs this year,” said Ammara Rubab, KCU’s Sports and Physical Education Department head here on Wednesday.
“KCU maintained its strong hold in national sports especially in women cricket as 11 of its players represented Pakistan in elite cricket events abroad, three in hockey, two in basketball and one in rugby,” she added. In cricket, Anam Amin, Aliya Riaz, Iram Javed, Sidra Amin, Ghulam Fatima, Natalia Pervaiz, Elizbeth Barkat, Fareeha Mehmood, Hafsa Amjad, Kainaat Hafeez and Noreen Yaqoob represented the country in national and international events.
In basketball, Mehru Khan and Syeda Amina Mukhtar represented the country in Islamic Solidarity Games, Baku 2017, in hockey, Quratul Ain represented Pakistan United Academy in a student exchange program at Sri Lanka while Saima Waris and Mahnoor Aslam represented the country during Pakistan Boards Hockey team in Thailand. In rugby, Mehru Khan played for Pakistan team in its tour to Qatar and Asia Rugby Sevens Series 2017.
“The year 2017 has been a very successful year for the KCU as we achieved all of our major goals which was possible due to hard work and commitment of our athletes. We also organised a number of national events at KCU and attained desired results besides taking part in other national events,” said Ammara.
She said KCU Principal Dr Rukhsana David is herself a diehard lover of sports and due to her personal interest and commitment, KCU has taken lead in identifying new talent which is serving country’s sports and bringing good name for the country and the KCU.