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Commentary panel unveiled for Pak-England Test series

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LAHORE: Former England captains and leading broadcasters David Gower, Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain will call action in the historic three-match Test series between Pakistan and England in December.  

While Gower has commentated in Pakistan during the HBL Pakistan Super League and the recent seven-match T20I series between Pakistan and England, this will be the first instance of Atherton and Hussain touring Pakistan as broadcasters through PCB’s official partnership with Sky Sports UK.

The Pakistani voices in the star-studded commentary panel are former Test cricketers Bazid Khan, Waqar Younis and Urooj Mumtaz. 

The three Tests will be beamed all around the globe through 27 full High-Definition cameras, including the buggy cam and complete Hawk-Eye review system. 

The series also sees PCB’s PitchSide Studio make a return, which will be hosted by famed presenter Zainab Abbas, providing viewers an access to insights during pre- and post-match shows; as well as during the Lunch and Tea intervals

When the series kicks off in Rawalpindi on 1 December, it will see the two teams play each other for the first time on Pakistani soil in a Test match in 17 years and the broadcast of this much-anticipated series will be available through PTV Sports on Linear TV and ARY Zap on live-streaming within Pakistan; Etisalat (Middle-East and North Africa), Flow Sports (Caribbean), Sky NZ (New Zealand), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sports (United Kingdom), Sony (South Asia outside Pakistan), Super Sports (Sub-Saharan Africa) and Willow TV (North America).

BBC Sport (United Kingdom) and FM 106.2 (Pakistan) will be radio partners for the series.

Huraira’s fourth ton puts Northern in command in QT final

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By our correspondent

LAHORE: Mohammad Huraira’s fourth century of the season and Umar Amin’s unbeaten 79 put Northern in a position of strength on the second day of the first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final against Sindh at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Sunday.

Huraira and Umar’s unbroken 269-run partnership for the third wicket helped Northern post 296 for two in 63 overs at stumps. Northern are leading by 12 runs with eight first-innings wickets in hand.

The right-handed batter Huraira, who entered into the final with 803 runs, is now topping the batting charts with 996 runs. The 20-year-old also topped last year’s first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy with 986 runs.

In pursuit of Sindh’s first innings score of 284, Northern’s innings started poorly as Hasan Raza (14) and Abdul Faseeh (0) were dismissed by Muhammad Umar with 27 runs on the board in the ninth over.

Opening batter Huraira was joined by captain Umar and both batters played shots at will, never allowing Sindh bowlers to settle down. Huraira brought up his fourth century of the tournament off 118 balls. His 150 runs came off 161 and returned unbeaten on 193 off 202 balls, smashing 29 fours and two sixes.

Left-handed Umar’s 145-ball innings included 11 boundaries.

Earlier, resuming at the overnight score of 230 for seven, Sindh could only add 54 more runs as they were bowled out for 284 in 92.5 overs.

Asif Mehmood (78, 111b, 9×4, 2×6), Aaliyan Mehmood (4) and Shahnawaz Dahani (0) were the Sindh batters dismissed today. Fawad Alam returned undefeated on 61 off 148 balls, smashing eight fours. Aamir Jamal and Musa Khan bagged three wickets each, while Mubasir Khan finished with two for 59 runs in 26 overs.

Scores in brief (end of day two):

Sindh 284 all out, 92.5 overs (Asif Mehmood 78, Fawad Alam 61 not out, Omair Bin Yousuf 36, Saad Khan 35, Saim Ayub 29; Musa Khan 3-61, Aamir Jamal 3-76, Mubasir Khan 2-59)

Northern 296-2, 63 overs (Mohammad Huraira 193 not out, Umar Amin 79 not out; Muhammad Umar 2-56)

 

Match officials announced for Pak-England Test series

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By our correspondent

LAHORE: Andy Pycroft, member of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, will lead the playing control teams for the three ICC World Test Championship fixtures between Pakistan and England in December.

Six umpires, three of whom are from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, will officiate the Tests across Rawalpindi (1-5), Multan (9-13) and Karachi (17-21).

Joel Wilson, who is one of the 11 members of the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, will join Ahsan Raza as on-field umpire for the opening Test, which will be the first between the two sides on the Pakistani soil since 2005. Marais Erasmus will be the third umpire and Asif Yaqoob will be the fourth umpire.

Marais Erasmus and Aleem Dar, the other two umpires from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, will take on-field duties in Multan with Joel Wilson and Rashid Riaz performing third and fourth umpire duties.

The playing control team for the third Test in Karachi will be the same as the first Test with Joel Wilson and Ahsan Raza returning as on-field umpires and Marais Erasmus and Asif Yaqoob taking up third and fourth umpire roles.

Ahsan Raza, Asif Yaqoob and Rashid Riaz are members of the ICC International Panel of Umpires.

Northern to take on Sindh for Quaid-e-Azam Trophy title

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By our correspondent

LAHORE: Pakistan’s premier first-class tournament Quaid-e-Azam Trophy is set to have a new champion as last season’s finalists Northern take on Sindh in the five-day final at the headquarters of Pakistan cricket, Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium from Saturday. Northern have been the finalist twice since the revamp of the domestic system in 2019-20. They would be hoping to make it a case of third time lucky after losing out on the title both in 2019-20 and 2021-22 seasons.

Sindh are appearing in their first final under the revamped system. They will be looking forward to clinch second title in this season, after winning their maiden National T20 Cup, held earlier this year in Multan. The Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final will be streamed live on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s YouTube channel and broadcast live on PTV Sports. The toss will take place at 0900, while the first ball will be bowled at 0930. This is also the first final to be staged at the GSL since under the new domestic system, Karachi’s National Stadium (now known as the National Bank Cricket Arena) staged the last three Quaid-e-Azam Trophy finals.

Both sides will be missing some key performers in the final as Pakistan’s Test squad begins preparations for the series against England. Northern’s captain Nauman Ali, Sindh captain Saud Shakeel, wicketkeeper-batter Sarfaraz Ahmed and spinners Abrar Ahmed and Zahid Mehmood would all be engaged as members of the Test squad.

Despite the absence of some seasoned and top performers of the ongoing season, the final is set to produce riveting cricket with the teams competing for the historic tournament trophy and the winners’ purse of PKR 10,000,000.

Both captains have meanwhile expressed their desire to lift the trophy at the headquarters of PCBKhurram Manzoor said, “The players are focused on the final, they have taken one game at a time in the tournament and are looking forward to playing the same brand of cricket in the final.

“We have played quality cricket throughout the tournament, and we are looking to repeat the same to get positive result in the big game.

“It is a great honour for us that four players of our team are currently on national assignment. It is an opportunity for other players to step up and grab the opportunities on offer with both hands.”

Umar Amin said, “Our team have completely dominated the tournament from the start and we are looking to repeat the same performance to lift the trophy. We have kept things very simple, we will try to keep it that way in the final as well to get positive outcome from the big game.

“I am fond of Mohammad Huraira’s temperament and thinking when he is batting. This is a great sign for the team and for Huraira as well that at this age he is scoring runs and that too since last year.”

 Top performers:

Central Punjab opener Abdullah Shafique tops the run-getters chart with a tally of 867 runs at 72.25 (three centuries, four fifties). Southern Punjab middle-order batter Usman Salahuddin is a mere five runs behind with 862 runs at 66.31 (four hundreds, three fifties).

Northern’s Mohammad Huraira who topped the batting charts last year (his debut first-class season) can accomplish the feat once again in his young career as he will start the final with 803 runs – needing 65 to overtake Abdullah. Huraira averages 61.77 going into the final, his run tally includes three centuries and two fifties.

In the absence of Saud, Sindh’s pair of Omair Bin Yousuf and Khurram Manzoor would aim to score heavy in the tournament decider. They enter the big match with 604 (average 50.33, three centuries, one fifty) and 602 runs (average 54.73, three centuries, two fifties) to their credit respectively – occupying 11th and 12th spots in the batting charts.

Abrar’s outstanding season has earned him a Test squad spot, the right-arm mystery spinner bagged 43 wickets in a mere 12 innings (average 21.95, five five-wicket hauls) to top the bowling charts. Northern’s all-rounder Mubasir Khan is number two with his off-spin taking 28 wickets in 10 matches at 31.54 (one five-wicket haul). Northern’s seam bowling all-rounder Aamir Jamal is at the third spot with 25 wickets in eight appearances while Sindh’s pacer Muhammad Umar is fifth with 24 wickets in eight games.

Prize money:

Winner – PKR 10,000,000/-

Runner Up – PKR 5,000,000/-

Best Batter – PKR 500,000/-

Best Bowler – PKR 500,000/-

Best Wicketkeeper – PKR 500,000/-

Player of the Tournament – PKR 500,000/- 

Player of the final – PKR 50,000/-

Match officials:

Field Umpires – Rashid Riaz and Faisal Afridi

TV Umpire – Waleed Yaqoob

Reserve Umpire – Ghaffar Kazmi

Referee – Muhammad Javed

Sam Curran, Stokes enable England lift T20 world title

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ICC T20 World Cup final at Melbourne

Result: England beat Pakistan by five wickets

Pakistan  (20 overs maximum)
BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Rizwan † b Curran 15 14 24 0 1 107.14
Babar Azam (c) c & b Rashid 32 28 58 2 0 114.28
Mohammad Haris  c Stokes b Rashid 8 12 15 1 0 66.66
Shan Masood  c Livingstone b Curran 38 28 46 2 1 135.71
Iftikhar Ahmed  c †Buttler b Stokes 0 6 8 0 0 0.00
Shadab Khan  c Woakes b Jordan 20 14 26 2 0 142.85
Mohammad Nawaz  c Livingstone b Curran 5 7 11 0 0 71.42
Mohammad Wasim  c Livingstone b Jordan 4 8 12 0 0 50.00
Shaheen Shah Afridi  not out 5 3 8 1 0 166.66
Haris Rauf  not out 1 1 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 6) 9
TOTAL 20 Ov (RR: 6.85) 137/8
Did not bat: Naseem Shah 
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Mohammad Rizwan, 4.2 ov), 2-45 (Mohammad Haris, 7.1 ov), 3-84 (Babar Azam, 11.1 ov), 4-85 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 12.2 ov), 5-121 (Shan Masood, 16.3 ov), 6-123 (Shadab Khan, 17.2 ov), 7-129 (Mohammad Nawaz, 18.3 ov), 8-131 (Mohammad Wasim, 19.3 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Ben Stokes 4 0 32 1 8.00 6 1 0 2 1
Chris Woakes 3 0 26 0 8.66 7 2 1 2 0
Sam Curran 4 0 12 3 3.00 15 0 0 0 0
Adil Rashid 4 1 22 2 5.50 10 1 0 1 0
Chris Jordan 4 0 27 2 6.75 9 3 0 0 0
Liam Livingstone 1 0 16 0 16.00 1 1 1 1 0
England  (T: 138 runs from 20 ovs)
BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Jos Buttler (c)† c †Mohammad Rizwan b Haris Rauf 26 17 33 3 1 152.94
Alex Hales  b Shaheen Shah Afridi 1 2 6 0 0 50.00
Phil Salt  c Iftikhar Ahmed b Haris Rauf 10 9 16 2 0 111.11
Ben Stokes  not out 52 49 81 5 1 106.12
Harry Brook  c Shaheen Shah Afridi b Shadab Khan 20 23 36 1 0 86.95
Moeen Ali  b Mohammad Wasim 19 12 30 3 0 158.33
Liam Livingstone  not out 1 2 3 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 1, w 8) 9
TOTAL 19 Ov (RR: 7.26) 138/5
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Alex Hales, 0.6 ov), 2-32 (Phil Salt, 3.3 ov), 3-45 (Jos Buttler, 5.3 ov), 4-84 (Harry Brook, 12.3 ov), 5-132 (Moeen Ali, 18.2 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Shaheen Shah Afridi 2.1 0 13 1 6.00 6 1 0 0 0
Naseem Shah 4 0 30 0 7.50 15 3 1 1 0
Haris Rauf 4 0 23 2 5.75 13 3 0 1 0
Shadab Khan 4 0 20 1 5.00 10 1 0 0 0
Mohammad Wasim 4 0 38 1 9.50 5 5 0 2 0
Iftikhar Ahmed 0.5 0 13 0 15.60 0 1 1 0 0

Babar, Rizwan put Pakistan in World Cup final

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ICC T20 World Cup 1st semi-final at Sydney

Pakistan v New Zealanad

Result: Pakistan won by seven wickets

 

New Zealand  (20 overs maximum)

BATTING   R B M 4s 6s SR
Finn Allen  lbw b Shaheen Shah Afridi 4 3 6 1 0 133.33
Devon Conway † run out (Shadab Khan) 21 20 35 3 0 105.00
Kane Williamson (c) b Shaheen Shah Afridi 46 42 81 1 1 109.52
Glenn Phillips  c & b Mohammad Nawaz 6 8 9 1 0 75.00
Daryl Mitchell  not out 53 35 60 3 1 151.42
James Neesham  not out 16 12 19 1 0 133.33
Extras (b 2, lb 4) 6
TOTAL 20 Ov (RR: 7.60) 152/4
Did not bat: Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult 
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Finn Allen, 0.3 ov), 2-38 (Devon Conway, 5.6 ov), 3-49 (Glenn Phillips, 7.6 ov), 4-117 (Kane Williamson, 16.2 ov)

 

BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Shaheen Shah Afridi 4 0 24 2 6.00 11 2 0 0 0
Naseem Shah 4 0 30 0 7.50 8 3 0 0 0
Haris Rauf 4 0 32 0 8.00 6 2 0 0 0
Mohammad Wasim 2 0 15 0 7.50 3 0 1 0 0
Shadab Khan 4 0 33 0 8.25 7 3 1 0 0
Mohammad Nawaz 2 0 12 1 6.00 2 0 0 0 0

Pakistan  (T: 153 runs from 20 ovs)

BATTING   R B M 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Rizwan † c Phillips b Boult 57 43 77 5 0 132.55
Babar Azam (c) c Mitchell b Boult 53 42 56 7 0 126.19
Mohammad Haris  c Allen b Santner 30 26 32 2 1 115.38
Shan Masood  not out 3 4 13 0 0 75.00
Iftikhar Ahmed  not out 0 0 3 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 3) 10
TOTAL 19.1 Ov (RR: 7.98) 153/3
Did not bat: Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi 
Fall of wickets: 1-105 (Babar Azam, 12.4 ov), 2-132 (Mohammad Rizwan, 16.6 ov), 3-151 (Mohammad Haris, 18.6 ov)

 

BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Trent Boult 4 0 33 2 8.25 9 5 0 0 0
Tim Southee 3.1 0 24 0 7.57 7 3 0 2 0
Lockie Ferguson 4 0 37 0 9.25 7 4 1 1 0
Mitchell Santner 4 0 26 1 6.50 6 1 0 0 0
Ish Sodhi 4 0 26 0 6.50 4 1 0 0 0

 

Shadab, Iftikhar help Pakistan down South Africa in a rain-curtailed game

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World Cup Super 12 Group B
Pakistan v South Africa
Result: Pak won by 33 runs on D/L
Pakistan  (20 ovs maximum)
BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Rizwan † b Parnell 4 4 4 1 0 100.00
Babar Azam (c) c Rabada b Ngidi 6 15 29 0 0 40.00
Mohammad Haris  lbw b Nortje 28 11 19 2 3 254.54
Shan Masood  c Bavuma b Nortje 2 6 11 0 0 33.33
Iftikhar Ahmed  c Rossouw b Rabada 51 35 73 3 2 145.71
Mohammad Nawaz  lbw b Shamsi 28 22 32 4 1 127.27
Shadab Khan  c Stubbs b Nortje 52 22 31 3 4 236.36
Mohammad Wasim  c Bavuma b Nortje 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Naseem Shah  not out 5 3 3 0 0 166.66
Haris Rauf  run out (Klaasen/Bavuma) 3 2 2 0 0 150.00
Extras (lb 1, nb 1, w 4) 6
TOTAL 20 Ov (RR: 9.25) 185/9
Did not bat: Shaheen Shah Afridi 
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Mohammad Rizwan, 0.4 ov), 2-38 (Mohammad Haris, 4.4 ov), 3-40 (Babar Azam, 5.2 ov), 4-43 (Shan Masood, 6.3 ov), 5-95 (Mohammad Nawaz, 12.6 ov), 6-177 (Shadab Khan, 18.5 ov), 7-177 (Mohammad Wasim, 18.6 ov), 8-177 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 19.1 ov), 9-185 (Haris Rauf, 19.6 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Wayne Parnell 4 0 31 1 7.75 10 3 1 0 0
Kagiso Rabada 4 0 44 1 11.00 7 4 2 0 0
Lungi Ngidi 4 0 32 1 8.00 11 3 1 2 0
Anrich Nortje 4 0 41 4 10.25 11 1 4 0 1
Tabraiz Shamsi 4 0 36 1 9.00 8 2 2 2 0
South Africa  (T: 142 runs from 14 ovs)
BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Temba Bavuma (c) c †Mohammad Rizwan b Shadab Khan 36 19 39 4 1 189.47
Quinton de Kock † c Mohammad Haris b Shaheen Shah Afridi 0 5 6 0 0 0.00
Rilee Rossouw  c Naseem Shah b Shaheen Shah Afridi 7 6 10 0 1 116.66
Aiden Markram  b Shadab Khan 20 14 28 4 0 142.85
Heinrich Klaasen  c Mohammad Wasim b Shaheen Shah Afridi 15 9 18 3 0 166.66
Tristan Stubbs  c Mohammad Nawaz b Naseem Shah 18 18 28 0 1 100.00
Wayne Parnell  lbw b Mohammad Wasim 3 4 9 0 0 75.00
Kagiso Rabada  run out (Mohammad Nawaz/Haris Rauf) 1 2 11 0 0 50.00
Anrich Nortje  c Mohammad Haris b Haris Rauf 1 5 8 0 0 20.00
Lungi Ngidi  not out 4 1 5 1 0 400.00
Tabraiz Shamsi  not out 1 1 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (w 2) 2
TOTAL 14 Ov (RR: 7.71) 108/9
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Quinton de Kock, 0.6 ov), 2-16 (Rilee Rossouw, 2.4 ov), 3-65 (Temba Bavuma, 7.1 ov), 4-66 (Aiden Markram, 7.3 ov), 5-94 (Heinrich Klaasen, 10.5 ov), 6-99 (Wayne Parnell, 11.5 ov), 7-101 (Tristan Stubbs, 12.4 ov), 8-103 (Kagiso Rabada, 13.2 ov), 9-103 (Anrich Nortje, 13.4 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Shaheen Shah Afridi 3 0 14 3 4.66 11 2 0 0 0
Naseem Shah 3 0 19 1 6.33 10 1 1 1 0
Haris Rauf 3 0 44 1 14.66 2 7 1 1 0
Mohammad Wasim 2 0 13 1 6.50 3 1 0 0 0
Shadab Khan 2 0 16 2 8.00 5 1 1 0 0
Mohammad Nawaz 1 0 2 0 2.00 4 0 0 0 0

Fakhar out of T20 World Cup due to injury

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  LAHORE: Pakistan’s seasoned batsman Fakhar Zaman has been ruled out of the remaining of the World Cup due to knee innury. The left-handed batsman carried this injury and he was wrongly drafted in the side against the Netherlands in Pakistan’s third game in the global event which aggravated it. Fakhar initially had not been drafted in the side in 15-man squad because of this problem. Later he was lifted from the travelling reserves to the 15-man playing pool for the major event in place of Usman Qadir. He was given a chance against the Netherlands after having missed out the first two games against India and Zimbanwe which Pakistan lost. He has been replaced by Mohammad Haris.

 

International conference on peace and sports concludes

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By our correspondent

PESHAWAR: The two-day international conference on ‘Peace and Sports’ organized by the Pakistan Sports Writers Federation (PSWF) concluded here on Tuesday with the outcome that ‘sports yields peace and peace can be sustained through sports’.

Speaking on the occasion Khyber Pakhtunkhwa acting Governor and speaker provincial assembly Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani said that it was the demand of the time to ensure international community that they were peace loving people.

“And today the peace has been restored in the country due to sacrifices from our security forces,” Ghani said. “People think that we are terrorists. I want to tell all of them that terrorists came from across the border and our few neighbouring countries are involved in that. And we fought frontline war against the terrorists. We sacrificed around 80,000 security forces and general public in this war,” Ghani said. “We are not terrorists, we are peace loving people. Peace can only be gained through sports. Even if rival countries exchange sports, then they can succeed in creating a better environment,” said Ghani.

He said that it cannot be denied that sports play a pivotal role in the creation of peace. “And I will tell you that despite law and order situation, sports events were held here in order to keep life going,” Ghani said.

KP IG Police Moazzam Jah Ansari said that peace is the ultimate result of security. “And for security law enforcement efforts, counter terrorism efforts, counter militancy efforts and counter extremist ideologies are more important. KP police has come a long way. We fought and AlhamduLillah the people of KP have won. You are the winners. You are going to enjoy the benefits of peace. And when we see the sports grounds which are active, vibrating and pulsating, it means that our extremist institutions are on the recession,” Moazzam said.

“When you have your sports grounds for people the hot beds of extremism, insurgency and militancy are empty. KP police is striving hard to ensure that peace and security are sustained. The sustainability of peace is only through sports,” he said.

“We have to find out all those places where you have a lot of violence and lot of terrorism, introduce sports there and you will find that the youth today have a lot of energy. They want to do something with their energy. And if you give them an option and involve them in sports, ventilate their energy on the ground is a more healthy activity and then finding a weapon and doing violence will be elusive,” the IG said.

Special assistant to KP Chief Minister on Information and PR Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif said that they have learnt through their sufferings.

“We have learnt that human interaction and efforts for peace, trying to give space to peace in our lives is the most important objectives which we must have as human being,” Saif said. “Humanity after all is the most significant and pivotal and the most important factor in our lives. We have to strive for finding various values and various mediums to promote values. And sports, in my opinion, is one of such mediums that has been used by human being throughout history,” he said. “Starting from Greek civilization until now I believe sports always has played a pivotal role in the promotion and protection of peace,” he said.

“Despite all this our foremost duty is to strive for peace and sports always has played a pivotal role in achieving this objective. KP government is fully aware that peace is the most important requirement of this region especially after two decades of war. I believe we are the people who know the value of peace. We are the people who respect peace,” the minister said.

He said promotion of understanding is the key to peace. “I think sports is one such initiative and plays an important role in the creation of peace. Can I believe that sports is a manifestation of art and culture of the society. If you look through the domain of the traditional sports it does nothing but expresses your cultural modalities and traits that is also an area which I believe must be looked at,” said Saif.

Nargis Mehmoodzadi, a member of the AIPS Europe from Azerbaijan, said that peace already exists in people’s thinking. “The goal of the Olympic movement is to build peace by educating people through sports. “Sports unite people beyond borders,” Nargis said.

 

Former squash guru Qamar Zaman also appreciated the organisers for managing such a fine function.

“KP has produced a lot of sportsmen in cricket, hockey, football and basketball. KP has produced seven squash world champions, who ruled the world for 37 long years,” Qamar said.

The AIPS ExCo member Emanuel Fantaneanu of Romania said that nothing is more vital than the building of peace and this target can be achieved through sports.

“Sports promotes peace, tolerance and understanding and sports icons are idolized by the youth,” he said.

Seasoned sports journalists Ijaz Chaudhry said that sports can play a bigger role in creating harmony and peace among different ethnic groups and cultures.

He said that in South Africa threat of a civil war was deferred through the Rugby World Cup around three decades ago.

Pakistan Sports Writers Federation (PSWF) president Amjad Aziz Malik said the conference was organized in order to portray soft image of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan in the entire world.

The conference was also attended by 11 delegates from nine countries including Romania, Hungary, South Korea, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan.

 

 

 

 

 

Zimbabwe shock Pakistan by one run

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ICC T20 World Cup
Match Group B: Pakistan v Zimbabwe
Result: Zimbabwe won by one run
Zimbabwe  (20 ovs maximum)
BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Wessly Madhevere  lbw b Mohammad Wasim 17 13 30 3 0 130.76
Craig Ervine (c) c Mohammad Wasim b Haris Rauf 19 19 26 2 0 100.00
Milton Shumba  c & b Shadab Khan 8 10 22 1 0 80.00
Sean Williams  b Shadab Khan 31 28 37 3 0 110.71
Sikandar Raza  c Haris Rauf b Mohammad Wasim 9 16 22 1 0 56.25
Regis Chakabva † c Babar Azam b Shadab Khan 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
Ryan Burl  not out 10 15 30 0 0 66.66
Luke Jongwe  b Mohammad Wasim 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
Brad Evans  b Mohammad Wasim 19 15 24 0 1 126.66
Richard Ngarava  not out 3 2 3 0 0 150.00
Extras (lb 8, w 6) 14
TOTAL 20 Ov (RR: 6.50) 130/8
Did not bat: Blessing Muzarabani 
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Craig Ervine, 4.6 ov), 2-43 (Wessly Madhevere, 5.2 ov), 3-64 (Milton Shumba, 9.4 ov), 4-95 (Sean Williams, 13.5 ov), 5-95 (Regis Chakabva, 13.6 ov), 6-95 (Sikandar Raza, 14.3 ov), 7-95 (Luke Jongwe, 14.4 ov), 8-126 (Brad Evans, 19.3 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Shaheen Shah Afridi 4 0 29 0 7.25 9 3 0 0 0
Naseem Shah 4 0 34 0 8.50 7 4 0 2 0
Mohammad Wasim 4 0 24 4 6.00 16 2 1 4 0
Haris Rauf 4 1 12 1 3.00 15 0 0 0 0
Shadab Khan 4 0 23 3 5.75 8 1 0 0 0
Pakistan  (T: 131 runs from 20 ovs)
BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Rizwan † b Muzarabani 14 16 23 1 1 87.50
Babar Azam (c) c Burl b Evans 4 9 17 1 0 44.44
Shan Masood  st †Chakabva b Sikandar Raza 44 38 61 3 0 115.78
Iftikhar Ahmed  c †Chakabva b Jongwe 5 10 16 1 0 50.00
Shadab Khan  c Williams b Sikandar Raza 17 14 27 0 1 121.42
Haider Ali  lbw b Sikandar Raza 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
Mohammad Nawaz  c Ervine b Evans 22 18 36 1 1 122.22
Mohammad Wasim  not out 12 13 29 2 0 92.30
Shaheen Shah Afridi  run out (Sikandar Raza/†Chakabva) 1 1 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 5, w 5) 10
TOTAL 20 Ov (RR: 6.45) 129/8
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Babar Azam, 3.3 ov), 2-23 (Mohammad Rizwan, 4.4 ov), 3-36 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 7.4 ov), 4-88 (Shadab Khan, 13.4 ov), 5-88 (Haider Ali, 13.5 ov), 6-94 (Shan Masood, 15.1 ov), 7-128 (Mohammad Nawaz, 19.5 ov), 8-129 (Shaheen Shah Afridi, 19.6 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Richard Ngarava 4 0 24 0 6.00 15 2 1 2 0
Blessing Muzarabani 4 0 18 1 4.50 11 1 0 0 0
Brad Evans 4 0 25 2 6.25 12 2 1 0 0
Sikandar Raza 4 0 25 3 6.25 13 2 1 2 0
Luke Jongwe 1 0 10 1 10.00 2 2 0 0 0
Sean Williams 2 0 15 0 7.50 1 0 0 1 0
Ryan Burl 1 0 7 0 7.00 0 0 0 0 0