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Malaysia, Palestine to end Pakistan sports isolation

Malaysia, Palestine to end Pakistan sports isolation

LAHORE – Football teams of Palestine and Malaysia will tour Pakistan in February and March for home and away series, the Pakistan Football Federation announced on Sunday. The PFF has done what the country’s major sports like cricket and hockey have failed to do – bring international teams to the country.
Although the PHF has announced a series against Egypt but dates of it are yet to be finalised. Palestine footballer will visit Pakistan from February 27 to play two matches at

Sargodha, Bhalwal teams shine in CM Sports Cup

LAHORE – The Chief Minister Cup phase-II competitions at inter tehsil level have reached the semi-finals stage. Teams from Sargodha, Bhalwal, Silanwali, Mianwali, Khushab, Rawalpindi and Bhakkar performed well. In Sargodha, the final girls volleyball match was held among tehsil Sargodha, Silanwali and Bhalwal.
Bhalwal and Sargodha got the second position. In Mianwali, the girls final athletics matches were held in which Munawar Kanwal from Model Girls High School Mianwali won the

Kasur, Okara schools shine in CM Sports Cup

LAHORE – The second phase of the Chief Minister’s Cup entered an interesting phase as competitions were held at Rawalpindi, Sahiwal, Kasur, Okara and Muzafargarh.
At Kasur, boys competition in athletics, football, volleyball and girls competitions in volleyball and badminton were held.
S Ali won the 100m race while Ghulam Rasool and Mobeen Yasir got second and positions. The 800m race winner was Muhammad Azam. Mohammad Irfan from tehsil Pattoki and Mohammad Sajid from

Robina urges women to participate in sports

LAHORE – The newly-elected PFF Women’s Committee Chairperson Robina Irfan congratulated national champions Young Rising Star and Diya Women FC for getting full memberships along with Islamabad Football Association, Chaman’s Afghan FC and PMC Atheltico Faisalabad.
She hailed the efforts of PFF President Faisal Saleh Hayat for women’s soccer and termed it “a great landmark”.
“Countries like Pakistan are free to promote women’s soccer within the limits of their culture and

District events get underway in CM Sports Cup

LAHORE – The district level competitions of the Chief Minister’s Cup Sports will roll into action from today at various venues of the province.
After the completion of the competitions at the Tehsil level the next competitions will start today.
The tehsil level events were held from December 20 to 25 and after the district level, events the competition will be played at division and provincial level till February 09, 2011.
The schedule is as under:
High School

Gujranwala schools shine in CM Sports Cup

LAHORE: On the fifth day of the Chief Minister’s Cup first phase, various teams displayed their potential for the final competition at Tehsil level. The players from Thesil Gujranwala, Shakar Garh, Zafarwal, Narowal, Kamoke, Nowshehra, Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin, Malikwal, Thalia, DG Khan, Sheikhupura, Bahawalpur City, Bahawalpur Saddar, Chiniot, Tallian, Faisalabad and Sargodha performed to their best.
In Tehsil Shakargarh, the final boys football competition was held at

Movie Review – The Fighter, a sports movie

LOS ANGELES – In certain respects, David O. Russell’s boxing drama ‘The Fighter’ is a sports movie masquerading as an Oscar grab. It bears many of the hallmarks of awards ponies that are often trotted out this time of year:
It’s set in a working-class town (Lowell, Massachusetts) in the midst of demographic upheaval; one of its lead actors, Christian Bale, put his health at risk so that he might realistically portray the corrosive effects of crack addiction; its director took

Punjab sports officials meet today

LAHORE: The Director General Sports Punjab is holding a meeting today to discuss preparations of the Punjab teams participating in the forthcoming National Games, to be held at Peshawar.
According to an official of the Punjab sports department, the meeting has been scheduled on December 11 with Sports Board Punjab Director General in the chair at National Hockey Stadium. The main issue to be discussed would be the camps of 21 different disciplines for males and seven different

Idris slams Punjab sports officials

LAHORE: Punjab athletes are likely to finish rock bottom in the forthcoming National Games that commence at Peshawar on December 25, as their training camps have not yet started.
Punjab Olympics Association secretary Khwaja Idris Haider said that the training camps of Punjab teams have not yet been started by the Sports department due to their non-cooperative attitude. “It is surprising that the secretary (Punjab Sports department) has issued letters to the presidents and

Khawaja laments indifferent attitude of Sports dept

LAHORE: The Punjab Olympic Association is finding it increasingly difficult to lift the level of sports in the province given the insufficient finances, improper infrastructure and above all the unsupportive behaviour of the Punjab Sports department.
Talking to this scribe, Secretary POA Idris Haider Khawaja said that without the support of the government and the sports department, sports cannot flourish in the province. His association and all other sports bodies are in a fix

Redemption for Pakistan sports

WEEK IN SPORTS: Pakistan hockey won the Asian Games gold after two decades, defeating a strong Malaysian outfit by a clear margin. This win was no fluke because in the semis they had defeated South Korea in a penalty shoot out. This was wonderful news for a nation that has had more than its share of tragedy in the recent past.
It is hoped that the momentum gained by this win will carry over to a grassroots development programme that will revive what is still considered our

WEEK IN SPORTS – Pakistan’s sporting woes

LAHORE: Cricket is a sport where, apart from physical attributes like hand-eye coordination and strength, emotional steadiness and maturity counts for just as much. Umar Akmal, for instance, has all the hand-eye coordination he will ever need, but is emotionally and mentally handicapped.
He can’t bat in a Test match to save his life. It is, therefore, left to mature players like Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq to steady the sinking ship and take it out of troubled waters.

LUMS clinches runners-up trophy in LSE Sports Gala

LAHORE: Lahore School of Economics (LSE) held its annual Sports Gala from 10th to 15th November, 2010. Among the participants were Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and University College Lahore (UCL).
Both male and female students took part in a number of sports including basketball, football, cricket and volleyball. LUMS managed to take home the runner-up trophy even though they could not take part in the volleyball

NA sports body chief resigns

ISLAMABAD: Criticising the federal government for making parliamentary committees redundant, chairman of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports, Iqbal Muhammad Ali, resigned from the chairmanship of the body on Saturday.
Ali said he had submitted the resignation to the National Assembly Secretariat. Following reports of the involvement of some Pakistani players in match-fixing and subsequent agnominal defeats, the body had recommended the removal of Ijaz Butt,