Int’l Challenge Belt Boxing on 13th

LAHORE: The 1st International Challenge Belt 2015, in which Pakistan and Afghanistan boxers are featuring in middle weight category, will be helf on June 13 here at Punjab College Sports Hall. Pakistan Boxing Council (PBC) under Ifraz Khan Fazzi took the initiative and launched the professional boxing in the country last year and now the council has invited Afghanistan boxer to give the event an international touch. PBC VP Javed Ashiq has said Javed Akhtar of Karachi will take on Adbul Sattar in 75kgs bout which is being supported by Sheikh Ibrahim of Cannon Form and Jamshed Haneef, Pensy Garments. The title bout will be held at around 1pm while the prize distribution ceremony will be held at around 2pm. DIG Ghulam Mahmood Dogar along with MPA Gazali Saleem Butt will be guests of honour.–Staff Reporter

LRCA Commissioner Cup Tournament

LAHORE: Four more matches were decided in the ongoing LRCA Commissioner Cup Tournament here at Wednesday. In the first match at Bagh-e-Jinnah ground, Shapes LACAS beat GHS Kahna Nau by 8 runs. LACAS were all out for 136/10 in 22.3 overs. Zohaib Mirza scored 35, M Ahmed 24, Ahsan Awan 23. Ataul Mustafa claimed 3/21, M Hamza 2/14. In reply, GHS Kahna Nau could manage to score 128/10. Ziyad Khan slammed 47 and Razaul Mustafa 26. Hashir Mehmood grabbed 5/16 and Haris Liaqat 2/9. In the second match at the same venue, Harvest Group GIM Shalimar team was awarded walk over against Golden Pearl Learning Alliance. In the third match at LCCA ground, Shapes GHS Jallo Mor defeated Fashion Fabrica LSS by 13 runs. In fourth match of the day, Meiji CMS Samanabad routed Sun Lions Choueifat by 16 runs.–Staff Reporter

Israr, Asim win squash trial matches

ISLAMABAD: Israr Ahmed, Asim Khan and Ahsan Ayaz recorded triumphs on the second day of the trial matches for the selection of Pakistani players for the World Junior Individual Squash Championship 2015 here at Mushaf Mir Squash Complex. Seven players are invited for the trials, and five will be selected by seven referees. In the first match of the day, Ahsan Ayaz beat Zeeshan Khan 3-2. Ahsan lost first game 8-11, won next two 11-6, 11-9, lost fourth 11-9 and won the last 11-9. In the second match, Asim Khan was awarded walk over against injured Kashif Asif. In the third match, Israr Ahmed downed Abbas Shoukat 3-2. In the fourth match, Ahsan Ayaz was awarded walk over against Kashif Asif. In the fifth match, Asim beat Abbas 3-1 while in the last match of the day, Israr Ahmed thrashed Zeeshan Khan 3-0. Pakistan No 1 junior player Tayyab Aslam decided not to play trial matches due to injury. When this scribe contacted PSF secretary Group Captain Amir Nawaz to know whether Tayyab would be granted exemption from trial matches, he replied: “No we won’t exempt Tayyab from trial matches. In fact, he is carrying injury. Four-member committee comprising former world champion Qamar Zaman, Rana Tariq, SVP Razi Nawab and myself will sit today (Thursday) and decide about the fate of Tayyab.”–Staff Reporter

Asian coach praises Pakistan rugby

LAHORE: Olympic Solidarity Fund Training & Education Course 2015 began here under senior educator coach from Asian rugby Ismail Kadir who gave useful lectures on day one. Speaking on the occasion, he praised his fourth visit of Lahore saying he loves Lahore and its people’s hospitality. “Pakistan is fast growing in rugby in Asia. A lot of grassroots work done by Pakistan Rugby Union (PRU) on last two or three years. I see all reports especially the work in villages of Punjab. A very successful event in Southern Punjab was also held.” He said after these courses, the PRU would 25 train coaches on various subjects. “Women rugby was the biggest step by the PRU. I am happy to see two women rugby coaches here.” The first step of course will end June 14 and after that, level one 7s and level 2 7s courses will be held.–Staff Reporter