KOC suspended over govt interference

PARIS – The Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC) has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a result of what they regarded as undue government interference. According to the IOC, the KOC is not entitled to participate in any activity connected with the Olympic movement or exercise any right conferred upon it by the Olympic Charter or IOC. The suspension will remain in place until a reasonable and mutually acceptable solution can be found although details of the alleged government interference were not released. Kuwait's Football Association (KFA) was already suspended by world governing body FIFA last Friday after earlier allegations of government interference. Kuwait are currently well-placed to qualify for the next stage of World Cup qualifying, sitting in second spot.–AFP

Islamabad in trouble against UBL in QAT

ISLAMABAD - Islamabad were in hot waters against United Bank as they lost six wickets with only 88 runs on the board in 22 overs on the third day’s close of play in their Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2015-16 round one Pool-A match here at Diamond Ground on Wednesday. Zohaib Ahmed was still at the crease at 48. Mir Hamza rattled Islamabad batting picking up 3-24, while Rumman Raes took 2-35. Earlier, UBL resumed their first innings at the overnight score of 165-2 in 56.5 overs and were all out for 399 in 114.2 overs. Umair Khan made 90, Hammad Azam 88 and Saeed Bin Nasir 85. Afaq Rahim and Junaid Nadir claimed three wickets each. In Pool-B match played at Pindi Stadium, KRL made 195-8 against Rawalpindi in 68 overs. Saeed Anwar made 60. Rizwan Akbar took 3-53, while Saad Altaf and Sohail Tanveer got two wickets each.–Staff Reporter

Trials to select jr hockey team on 31st

LAHORE – The trials to select the final lineup for the 8th Junior Asia Cup will be held here at the Johar Hockey Stadium Johar Town on October 28 (Saturday). The event will be held in Kuantan, Malaysia from November 14 to 22. It will also serve as qualifier for the Junior World Cup 2016. According to Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) spokesman, the trials will be observed by national selection committee, comprising Abdul Rasheed Junior (chairman) and Farhat Hassan Khan, Waseem Feroze, Saeed Khan and Qasim Khan (members). The committee will formulate its recommendations for the approval of Pakistan Hockey Federation president Brig (R) Khalid Khokhar. The training camp of national junior probables is in underway here at Johar Hockey Stadium.–Staff Reporter

Pakistan to feature in Bowling World Cup

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan bowling team will participate in the 51st Annual QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Championship, scheduled to be held at 56-Lane Bowling Centre in Sam's Town, Las Vegas. The event will be held from November 13 to 20, Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation (PTBF) secretary Ijaz said on Wednesday. The QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, formerly known as the International Masters and AMF Bowling World Cup, is an annual tenpin bowling event sponsored by QubicaAMF Worldwide. It is one of the largest events in terms of number of participating nations. Each nation chooses one male and one female bowler to represent them in the tournament, and in the majority of cases, this is done by running a qualifying tournament, the winners of which are chosen.–Staff Reporter

Lahore win Pakistan Board Swimming

PESHAWAR - Lahore Board clinched the Pakistan Board Boys Swimming Championship title here at Adil Khan Swimming Pool, Qayyum Sports Complex Wednesday. Director Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sports Board Tariq Mehmood was the chief guest while Director Sports BISE Peshawar Manzar Khan, Director Sports Mardan Board M Sabir, secretary KP Swimming Association Asif Orakzai and national coach Asad Khan were also present there. The All-Pakistan Board Swimming Championship only attracted four different boards Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and host Peshawar Board. In the overall position, Lahore Board secured first position with 98 points, followed by Peshawar Board with 58 points and Mardan third with 43 points. For Mardan Board Hamid Asad got two gold medals, three silver and one bronze medal.–Staff Reporter