Women drivers incapable, says Ecclestone

LONDON - Women drivers are not physically able to drive quickly enough in Formula One, the sport's supremo Bernie Ecclestone suggested at a conference in London on Tuesday. "I don't know whether a woman would physically be able to drive an F1 car quickly and they wouldn't be taken seriously," the 85-year-old told an audience at Advertising Week Europe. But he predicted a rise in female chief executives, saying: "Women are more competent and they don't have massive egos." There are currently no female drivers in Formula One, with test driver Susie Wolff, who retired last November, the last woman to be employed in a driving capacity by an F1 team. But women have enjoyed greater success at boardroom level, with Claire Williams notably the current deputy team principal at Williams.–AFP

Four more matches decided in U-19 Cricket

LAHORE - East Zone Blues, North Zone Reds, West Zone Greens and West Zone Whites won their respective matches of the Hamza Shahbaz LRCA U-19 Cricket on the final day here at the various venues of the city. In the first match of the day, East Zone Blues beat West Zone Blues by one wicket at LCCA ground. West Zone Blues posited 210/5 in 45 overs with Mian Azeem smashing 80 and Shafaqat Ali 39. In reply, East Zone Blues achieved the target in 44.3 overs for the loss of nine wickets. Hammad Butt hammered 130 and M Zohaib 33. In the second match, North Zone Reds thrashed East Zone Reds by 106 runs, in the third match, West Zone Greens routed East Zone Greens by four wickets at Race Course ground No 2 while in the fourth and last of the day, West Zone Whites thumped East Zone Whites by five wickets.–Staff Reporter

Pak wrestlers to fight for Rio berths

Lahore – The Pakistan Wrestling Federation (PWF) is fielding its top wrestlers in two back-to-back world qualifying rounds with the hope to secure a couple of tickets for the Rio Olympics. "We'll send a total of five wrestlers in two qualification events. I'm optimistic that at least a couple of our boys will make it to the Rio," PWF secretary Arshad Sattar said. M Inam (86kg) will represent the country in the first world qualifying tournament commencing in Mongolia from Friday where three top fighters in each weight class will qualify for Rio. In the next qualifier in Istanbul, Turkey from May 6-8, the winner and runner-up in each weight category will make it to the Rio. “M Bilal (57kg), Qamar Abbas (65kg), Asad Butt (74kg) and Zaman Anwar (125kg) will feature in the Turkey qualifiers," he said.–Staff Reporter

Pak U-19 women kabaddi team win bronze

LAHORE - Pakistan under-19 women kabaddi team grabbed bronze medal in Asian Under-19 Women Kabaddi Cup staged at Urmiya, Iran from April 11 to 18, 2016. Besides, Pakistan, the teams from hosts Iran, India, Sri Lanka, Iraq and Afghanistan participated in the event. Sisters Hamda and Laiba Masoud, who have excelled in multiple sports, played excellent game in the entire tournament. Laiba, 13, student of LGS Johar Town Girls Branch, showed impressive game and scored maximum points for Pakistan. It’s pertinent to mention here that team manager M Ramzan Ghumman, who is also Vice-President of Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF), played key role in materializing this tour even without any assistance from government.–Staff Reporter

LAHORE: Principal Mrs. Rabia Najam and Headmistress Middle School Mrs Ghazala Tahir pose with position holders of physical fitness of anthropometric test conducted by trainer Farhan Masood at Beaconhouse Allama Iqbal Town Campus (AITC) Lahore.