Shifa Int’l team win friendly fixture

ISLAMABAD – Shifa International Hospitals cricket team beat The Great Bilalian’s Rawalpindi by 12 runs in a friendly fixture played here at Al-Muslim Cricket Ground F-11 Markaz. Put into bat first, Shifa posted 225 runs on the board in 30 overs. M Ikram slammed 71 runs off 57 deliveries, hitting 8 fours and one six, while Tarik Shahzad contributed 57 runs in 34 balls with the help of 6 fours and 1 six and Faisal contributed significant 23 runs. Mohabat Khan bagged 4 for 61, while Umar got 3 for 31 and Abdullah 3 for 58. The Great Bilalian’s, in reply, were bowled out for 213 runs. Faisal scored 56, Saqib 35 and Mohabat Khan 34 runs. Tariq Shahzad bowled well and grabbed 4 for 34, while Shafiq Aslam took 3 for 38. Tariq and Ikram were jointly declared players of the match.–Staff Reporter

Maqbool steers Eagle Club to victory

LAHORE - Maqbool Ahmed’s unbeaten 125 steered Eagle Cricket Club Kasur to 7-wicket victory over Commissioner XI Lahore in a friendly fixture at College Ground, Kasur the other day. Eagle Cricket Club Kasur decided to field first after winning the toss. Commissioner XI Lahore, put into bat first, piled up an aggregate of 204 runs in 20 overs. Ashfaq Ahmed and Arslan Yaseen bowled brilliantly for Eagle Cricket Club Kasur and captured three and two wickets respectively. In reply, Eagle Cricket Club Kasur chased the target in 18 overs for the loss of just three wickets. Maqbool Ahmed played an excellent unbeaten knock of 125 runs while M Asif and Hafiz Ammar contributed 26 and 20 runs respectively for the winning side.–Staff Reporter

Four teams qualify for CPL T20 quarters

LAHORE - Brighto Paints, Servis Industry, Ufone and Descon have booked direct entry into the quarterfinals of the Pepsi CPL T20 Championship while the 12 teams have to play qualifying round matches to fill the remaining four quarterfinal spots. Total eight matches were decided in the league round. Pepsi Cola beat Unifoam by 2 runs. Pepsi scored 167 runs and in reply, Unifoam could score 165. Ammar Zaeem emerged as man of the match. Brighto Paints overpowered Gourmet by 5 wickets. Gourmet scored 110 runs which Brighto Paints achieved for the loss of 5 wickets. Salman Ghafoor was named man of the match. Allied Bank outclassed Zephyr by 9 wickets. Zephyr hit only 76 and Allied Bank reached home losing just one wicket. Raaziq routed by 53 runs. Raaziq hammered 150-9 and in reply, were all out for 97. Sikandar Subhani was man of the match. Abacus routed Servis Industries by 6 wickets. Servis gathered 151-7 which Abacus achieved for the loss of 4 wickets. Sohail Sikander was declared player of the match. Meezan Bank scored 12-run win over Ufone. Meezan Bank hit 130-7 and in reply, Ufone could score 118-8. Descon edged out Atlus Copco by 5 wickets. Atlus Copco slammed 138-7 and in reply, Descon reached home losing 5 wickets while Intech got walk over against Nestle.–Staff Reporter

Irfan, Amber new PTTA chief, secretary

KHANEWAL - Irfan Ullah Khan and Amber Bashir Ahmad were elected new president and secretary of the Punjab Table Tennis Association (PTTA) after the elections which were held under the supervision of Pakistan Table Tennis Federation (PTTF). The entire panel of Irfanullah was elected unopposed. Abdul Qayyum Ghauri was elected deputy president, Malik Ahmad Shehzad, Yasir Bhatti and Naeem Shaukat vice presidents, Anam Shafiq and Nabeela lady associate secretaries, Tahir Naveed senior associate secretary, Musharaf Magsi associate secretary, Junaid Irfan finance secretary, while Mrs Shabnam Zahir, Ms Tasneem Iqbal, Hamad Raza, Hassan Ali Qazi, Atta Muhammad Asif, Malik Saleem, Tariq Rasheed, Syed Mateen Shah and Ikramul Haq Gujjar were elected as members executive committee. Out of 27 districts of Punjab, 22 unanimously announced the support for Irfan group, in which former PTTA president Shahid Baloch and secretary Khalid Mahmood also voted for the entire panel. Jhelum, Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Multan and Attok didn’t participate in the voting process. PTTF president SM Sabtin congratulated the newly-elected office-bearers.–Anjum Bashir