National sports federations meeting held

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Director General Dr Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera chaired a meeting of secretaries of national sports federations regarding training and participation of Pakistani contingent in the coming South Asian Games. All the participants of the meeting came up in detail proposals covering financial requirement, provision of foreign coaches, requirement of sports equipment, and training competitions tours in and abroad. It has been decided that training camps for preparation of the games would be organised in three categories, for juniors, seniors and youth players. It was decided to hold boxing camp from today (Wednesday) in Quetta and Karachi simultaneously whereas foreign coaches would be arranged from Cuba/Kazakhstan, while judo coach from Iran/China.–Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi thrashed Islamabad in U-19

ISLAMABAD – Rawalpindi thrashed Islamabad Leopards by seven wickets in the Inter-Region U-19 Three-Day Tournament 2014/15 quarterfinal here at National cricket ground on Tuesday. Rams resumed their second innings at overnight score of 53-3 in 14 overs and achieved the target without losing any wicket. Aaqib Shah made unbeaten 35 and Nauman Ali added unbeaten 24. At Mirpur Stadium, AJK, Karachi Dolphins outclassed Peshawar Panthers by nine wickets. Thanks to unbeaten 50 by Saud Shakeel, Karachi achieved required 109-run target for the loss of just one wicket in 24.3 ., Hasan Mohsin also made unbeaten 34. Earlier, Peshawar resumed their second innings at the overnight score of 120-4 in 45.4 overs and were bowled out for 173 in 73.4 overs. M Asghar took 4-42 and Saud Shakeel 3-40.–Staff Reporter

NBP beat Rams in Quaid Trophy Gold

ISLAMABAD – NBP hammered Rawalpindi Rams by nine wickets in their Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (Gold) 2014-15 second round match here at Pindi Stadium on Tuesday. Rawalpindi's poor run in the event continued unabated as the reigning champions looked completely off color in the first two matches they have played so far. NBP achieved the required 40-run target in 16.2 overs losing just one wicket. Bilal Qureshi remained unbeaten at 22. Earlier, Rams resumed their second innings at the overnight score of 147-4 in 49 overs and were bundled out for 201 in 63.1 overs. Shoaib Nsir was very unlucky not to complete a deserving ton as he was out after scoring 96, studied with 14 boundaries. Zahid made 50. Ziaul Haq ripped through Pindi batting claiming 4-41 while Ahmed Ajmal took 3-50 and Hammad-ud-din 2-18.–Staff Reporter

PTB cricket team beat Afghan U-19

LAHORE – Punjab Textbook Board (PTB)’s cricket team defeated Afghnistan’s U-19 team by 24 runs in friendly fixtures played here at the LCCA Cricket Ground Tuesday. PTB’s captain won the toss and decided to bat first. They scored 178 runs in 39.1 overs. Nabil Malik was top scorer with 49 runs while Shuja Haider added 26 and Gul Zaman 18. Afghanistan’s Kareem and Javed obtained three wickets each. In reply, Afghanistan team could not attain the target and were all out for 154 runs. Shahid and Hazrat of Afghanistan scored 42 and 40 runs respectively. Nadeem Shahbaz clinched four wickets while Nabeel Malik and Kashif Mehmood claimed three wickets each. After the match, Punjab Textbook Board chairman Nawazish Ali appreciated the performance of the players. Talking media, the PTB chairman thanked Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for providing an opportunity to the young players. He added that the PTB was only provincial government department that had established its cricket team. The PTB authorities took steps to facilitate the players. Nawazish Ali further expressed that Pakistan needed to work on grassroots level to promote cricket. At the end, the PTB chairman distributed prizes among the winners.–Staff Reporter