Islamabad, KP Police share trophyISLAMABAD: Crickets teams of Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were declared joint champions of the Police Martyrs' Memorial Cricket Tournament 2014 as the final between both the teams could not be held due to rain. DIG (Headquarters) Khalid Khattak said that this tournament was held to remember those gallant cops who sacrificed their lives to protect the lives of others. DIG (Headquarters) said that such event would be held in future too. He congratulated AIG (Establishment) Ashraf Zubair Siddiqui and his team including SP Headquarters Gulfam Nasir, SP CID Zubair Ahmed Sh, DSP Headquarters Ashraf Shah over making arrangements successfully. In the end, DIG (Headquarters) distributed trophies and prizes among the top performers. Captains of both the teams also shared the winning trophy.–Staff Reporter

Muqaddas wins National Women Squash

ISLAMABAD: Muqaddas Ashraf won the 5th ICMF National Women Squash Championship after defeating Riffat Khan 3-1 in the final at Hashim Khan Squash Complex, Peshawar on Friday. According to ex-squash champion Qamar Zaman, Muqaddas won the final 3-1. She won the first game 11-6 and second 11-6. Riffat resisted in the third game winning it by 11-9, but Muqaddas then bounced back and took the fourth game 11-8 to win the title. MNA Ayesha Gullalai graced the final as chief guest while KPK Squash Association chief Qamar Zaman, ICMF chairman Malik Tajamul Hayat and others also attended the ceremony. Later, the chief guest distributed prizes among the players. Muqaddas received trophy and cash of Rs 16,000 while Riffat got runner-up trophy and Rs 12,000.–Staff Reporter

Alex, Williams excel in England win

LAHORE: Alex Hammond hit a superb half century and Jorden Williams and Jimmy Williams shared seven wickets as England defeated Pakistan by nine wickets in the second one-day international to level the three-match disability series 1-1 at the ICC Global Cricket Academy Dubai, according to information made available here on Friday. The series deciding third and final one-dayer will be played today (Saturday). Jordem Williams captured four wickets for 37 runs and Jummy Williams took three for 28 runs and Alex Hammond 2-26 as Pakistan team, batting first, was all out for 105 in 22.4 overs. Jahanzaib Tiwana smashed 56-ball 58 and Abdullah hit 21. England, in reply, raced to victory for the loss of one wicket in 22.4 overs. Alex Hammond blasted seven fours in his 56 off 62-ball.–Staff Reporter

Trials held to select Pak touchball team

LAHORE: The Pakistan Touchball Federation (PTBF) conducted trails of 100 players to select the national team for the International Sports Festival to be held under the umbrella of the Punjab Youth Festival. The final team will be announced today (Saturday). A great number of players were present at the venue for trials but only 100 got chances to exhibit their skills. PTBF president Rai Altaf Hussain-led committee comprising Syed Tahir Fawad Shah, Mian Safdar Hussain and Zahoor Ahmad (members) checked the transparency of the trials and expressed their satisfaction over the arrangements. Speaking on the occasion, Altaf said: “The trials of more players will be conducted today. The 15-day camp will be arranged for the selected players who will be given important tips by the foreign coaches.”–Staff Reporter

Women National Hockey Championship

LAHORE Wapda, HEC and Railways registered victories on the third day of the 28th Women National Hockey Championship being organised by Sindh Women Hockey Association (SWHA) at Hockey Club. In the first match of the day, Wapda beat Punjab Colours by 3-1. Nazia Rehmat scored two goals in the 26th and 45th minutes while Amna Meer added one in the 58th minute. Sidra Ayoub scored consolation goal for for the losers. In the second match, HEC beat Sindh Whites by 2-0. Bushra Nazia netted first goal for the winners in 23rd minute while Asma Ashraf hit added another in the 46th minute. In the third match of the day, Railways thrashed Balochistan by 14-0. Shukria Rasheed was player of the day as she slammed five goals while Hina Kanwal and Nimra Abdul Khaliq added four goals each and Aqsa Mumtaz one in their team’s victory.–Staff Reporter