Muslim, Ludhiana win in Nasir Cricket

LAHORE - Muslim Gymkhana and Ludhiana Gymkhana registered victories in the Nasir Butt Memorial T20 Cricket Tournament here at various venues of the city on Tuesday. In the first match, Muslim Gym thrashed Apollo Club by nine wickets at the Railway Allama Iqbal Institute Ground. Apollo Club, batting first, were all out for 115 runs in 18.2 overs with Shamsher Ali scoring 27. Farhan Nazar grabbed 4-13. In reply, Muslim Gym achieved the target for the loss of one wicket in 15.3 overs. Faiq Butt hammered unbeaten 62 and Mohsin Parvez unbeaten 50. In the second match, Ludhiana Gym routed Ideal Club by seven wickets at New Ittefaq Club. Batting first, Ideal Club were all our for 97 in 19.1 overs and in reply, Ludhiana Gym achieved the target for the loss of three wickets in 15.5 overs.–Staff Reporter



4-member national snooker team named

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PSBA) president Alamgir Shaikh Tuesday announced four-member national snooker team to feature in the 4th Asian team event and 5th 6-Red Snooker Championship 2016 to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from May 18. Talking to The Nation, PBSA chief said: “M Bilal, M Asif, Babar Masih and Asjad Iqbal will represent the country in these events. We have picked a highly balanced squad, mainly based on seniors and juniors. All the players have shown tremendous performances in the recent national events to make their way into the national squad.” He said national training/practice camp of the selected players would start in Karachi from May 10 to prepare them well for the mega upcoming events while the team would depart for UAE on May 17.–Staff Reporter



City School holds sports event

ISLAMABAD - The City School Pre-Junior section Capital Campus Islamabad organised a colorful sports event for the students of class 1 and 2. Test cricketer Umer Amin and Yasir Waheed graced the occasion as chief guests. The young athletes participated in track races like relay race, flat race, obstacle race, ball collection race and run from hoops race. The little girls presented aerobic display while the students also presented a gymnastic show for which they were highly lauded. The students and their parents were very excited for the event. Later, outstanding students were awarded with the medals and certificates. Principal Capital Campus John Proctor and Shamina Kamal also witnessed the event and lauded the organisers for holding the event successfully.–Staff Reporter



LCC lift Women T20 Cricket title

LAHORE - Lahore Cricket Club (LCC) outclassed Garrison Club by seven wickets to clinch the 2nd Warid Women T20 Cricket Tournament title here at the LCWU cricket ground on Tuesday. Put into bat first, Garrison Club could manage to score 105 for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs. Only Marriam and Irum could reach the double figures as they scored 18 and 16 runs respectively. Diana was wrecker-in-chief of Garrison batting line up as she grabbed four wickets while Asia took two. Lahore Club replied very strongly and achieved the target for the loss of just three wickets in the 12 overs. Fazila played a sparkling knock of 44 runs while Nashra contributed significant 15 runs. For Garrison, Shahida claimed two wickets. Khadija Chishti was declared the players of the tournament for her superb batting display throughout the tournament. PCB’s Ali Zia, former PCB women wing chairperson Bushra Aitzaz, PCB women wing representative Ms Nosheen Haneef, LCWU Director Sports Humera Mughal, trainer Farhan Masood were also present during the final and felicitated the winning team. They also condoled the death of father of LCWU coach Shahid Latif and prayed that the departed soul might rest in eternal peace and the bereaved family might bear this irreparable loss with great courage.–Staff Reporter