National Junior Tennis begins today

LAHORE – The 1st Sonex Kitchenware National Junior Tennis Championship 2016 will begin today (Tuesday) here at the PLTA tennis courts. Punjab Lawn Tennis Association (PLTA) secretary Rashid Malik said for the first time, Sonex would sponsor this mega national junior event. “This 5-day event is full of lot of tennis activities. This event is being held just before the mega Pakistan Open tennis event. “This season, we have tried to hold maximum events, which is good for junior players. More than 150 players from across the country will feature in this national junior event.” This championship will be played in age groups u-10, u-12, u-14, u-16, u-18 in singles and doubles events while girls will also feature in singles and doubles categories. “We are trying our best to promote tennis in Punjab.”–Staff Reporter


Sukhchain Polo Cup commences today

LAHORE - Olympia will take on Pebble Breakers in opening match of the Sukhchain Polo Cup 2016, which will commence today (Tuesday) here at the Lahore Polo Club ground. Speaking about the event, LPC president Irfan Ali Hyder said: “As many as seven teams have been taking part in the tournament, which are further divided into two pools. Pool A has Pebble Breakers, Olympia, Rijas and Sukhchain while Pool B includes HW Couture, Dawood Spinning and Black Horse/Sapphire. “The standard of this polo season’s is going higher with each passing tournament, and better horse and mallot work is being witnessed. The tournaments are shifting from six-goal to eight-goal which will certainly provide the polo enthusiasts ample opportunities to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of this game,” he added.–Staff Reporter



Islamabad Gym victorious in ICA Cricket

ISLAMABAD - Umair Mir and Awais Khan hit tons to help Islamabad Gymkhana Club beat mighty Diamond Club by 7 wickets in the ICA Cricket Championship 2016 match played here at Diamond Ground on Monday. Chasing 255 in 45 overs, Islamabad Gymkhana achieved the target in 43 overs with Awias Khan smashing 125 and Umair Mir unbeaten 102. Diamond hit 254-9 with Zohaib Ahmed scoring 80 and M Zohaib 72 runs. Sohaib Nasir clinched 5-40. In another match, Asif Memorial registered 108-run thrashing win against All Young Stars here at Bhutto ground. Asif Memorial slammed 270-9 in 45 overs. Ali Imran hammered 70 and Junaid Nadir 55. Farhan Pervaiz took 3-43, Amir Hussain 3-50 and Qaiser Abbas 2-21. In reply, All Young Stars Club were all out for 162 in 32.2 overs. Raheel Majeed claimed 4-34 and Khalid Mehmood 4-19.–Staff Reporter



Muslim Gymkhana thump Muslim Club

ISLAMABAD – Lahore’s Muslim Gymkhana cricket team thumped Muslim Cricket Club Islamabad by 5 wickets in the 30-over match played here at F-11 Cricket Ground on Monday. Muslim Gym team was on three-day tour of Islamabad under coaching of former Test umpire Mian Aslam. Muslim Club were all out for 209 with Aun Abbas scoring 50, Wazarat 36 and Nader Khan 25. Mohsin Pervaiz took 3-42 and Farhan Nazar 2-32. Mulsim Gym achieved the target on the last ball of the 30th over losing 5 wickets. Ali Malik slammed breathtaking 56 while Mahmood hit 37, Malik Muzaffar unbeaten 35 and Farhan Nazar quickfire 33. Aun Abbas took 2-31 and Afroos 2-34. Ali Malik was named player of the match. Muslim Gym will play the second match against XI Stars at Eleven Star cricket ground today (Tuesday).–Staff Reporter



Pak veterans rout George Club in S Africa

LAHORE – Pakistan veterans cricket team has overpowered George Club by 97 runs in the second match of the four-match series in South African tour. Pakistan veterans, batting first, posted 252 runs for eight in 30 overs. Former Test cricketer Saleem Elahi and Kamil Ghani played superb knocks of 59 runs while Amer Ilyas Butt contributed significant 28 and Kamil Khan 20. Hobs and Tait of took two wickets each. M Hafeez and Kamil Khan ripped through George Club batting line up and restricted them to 155 runs. Only Grants Simons batted brilliantly and hammered 111 runs while most of their batsmen couldn’t cross the double figures. M Hafeez and Kamil Khan bagged two wickets each while Bilal, Hammad and Qaiser got one wicket apiece to help their team register an impressive victory.–Staff Reporter