Saturday, December 3


 (Tennis): Nepalese Abhilasha denies all-Russian final line-up in ITF tournament in Islamabad

KARACHI:,,, Nepalese Abhilasha Bista denied all-Russian final line-up in girls singles even after she overcame Russian player Ekaterina Suvorova in a neck and neck battle in General Tyre ITF J5 Junior Tennis Championships at the PTF Complex in Islamabad on Friday. After tough first round battle, Abhilasha Bista win the game by 7-6(5) score to take lead in the semifinal clash. But she dropped the second set 2-6 as Ekaterina played brilliantly to level arrears. However, Abhilasha gathered herself in the third and final round and won it by 6-3 score and a place in the climax. She will now face another Russian player Arina Valitova, who blanked local opponent Zoha Asim by 6-0, 6-0 score to confirm her place in the final. In boy’s singles semifinals, Muhammad Shoaib made it sure to keep loc...

 (Cricket): Defending Sindh to take on Northern in National U19 Three-Day final from today

KARACHI:,,, Defending Champions Sindh U19 will take on table-toppers Northern in the National U19 Three-Day Tournament final, a four-day affair, at Rawalpindi’s KRL Stadium from 28 November. Both sides had met in the final of last edition, in which Sindh came out victorious by a seven-wicket margin. Aamir Ali was the star performer, taking eleven wickets for 133 runs. The two sides have played each other once in the round-robin stage of the tournament. Northern won that match by seven wickets on the back of all-round performance by Mubasir Khan, who took nine wickets for 135 and scored an unbeaten 68-ball 60 in the fourth innings of the match to help his team chase the target easily. For Sindh, Hassan Jafri’s 105 off 192 balls went in vain. After the completion of group stage, Northern ...

 (CITY): Drosh Polo ground restored after 40 years for Polo players.

CHITRAL:,,, Polo ground of British regime at Drosh reopened after forty years, the colors of the polo ground were restored. This polo ground, also known as Janali in the local language, remained deserted for forty years due to apathy of the authorities. . Now, for the first time, the polo ground repaired and open for polo matches. . The Communications and works Department (C and W) have released Rs. 6.76 million for this polo ground while the Tehsil Municipal Administration has started work on construction and repair of its link road. These development works were inaugurated by Wazirzada Kailash, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Minority Affairs. Under the supervision of TMA Drosh, construction of Link Road for Shah Nigar was also started for which the Tehsil...

(Golf) Ahmed Baig continue to lead on the second day in Pakistan Open Golf C’ship

KARACHI:,,, Ahmed Baig of PAF Skyview Golf Club continue to lead on the second day too in in the 47th Pakistan Open Golf Championship, endorsed and supported by Pakistan Golf Federation (PGF) and underway at the historic Rawalpindi Golf Course in Rawalpindi, which was established in 1885. At the conclusion of the second round on Friday, the adolescent Ahmed Baig continued to show his great golf playing capabilities through shot control and mastery on the greens and looks set to dominate the flow of the championship through an assertive performance. At the start of the 18 holes on Friday, Ahmed Baig started as a leader. His drives off the tee were forceful backed by errorless approach shots. These attributes fetched him six birdies and though he encountered a double bogey too plus three b...

(Cricket) Sajid Khan, Imran Khan Snr bag maximum bowling bonus points for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KARACHI:,,, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa gathered all bonus points for bowling on offer as they bowled out Central Punjab for a paltry 158 in 66.2 overs on the opening day of the fourth round of the first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy at the UBL Sports Complex on Friday. The defending champions dealt a blow on the first ball of the match as Ali Zaryab was trapped in front by Imran Khan Snr. The pacer added two more wickets to his tally and returned three for 29 from 13 overs, four of which were maidens. Sajid Khan’s impressive run in the tournament continued as the off-spinner accounted for Central Punjab captain Usman Salahuddin (54), Mohammad Saad (four), Ali Shan (nine) and Bilawal Iqbal (0). He returned 26-7-56-4. Usman, who had elected to bat after winning the toss, was the only batsman to put u...

Fourth round of first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy begins today

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KARACHI:Following an 11-day break during which the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 playoffs and final were held at Karachi’s National Stadium, the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy first-class tournament resumes with the fourth-round matches today (Friday).   The four-day tournament has seen a hugely competitive start with seven out of the first nine matches producing results.   Southern Punjab lead the six-team table with 55 points while defending champions Central Punjab are languishing at the bottom with a mere 16 points courtesy two defeats and one draw.   Following the announcement of the 35-player contingent for the New Zealand tour, the six head coaches were provided a window to rejig their squads by promoting top performers from Second XI teams, picking reserve pl...