Pakistan beat India in Asian Youth Beach Handball

By our correspondent
TEHRAN: Pakistan were off to a flying start when they downed India 2-0 in their opener of the 2nd Asian Men’s Youth Beach Handball Championship in Tehran on Tuesday.
It was a fine start from the Green-shirts as they dominated the Indians throughout.
The halves scores remained 32-9, 34-10 in favour of Pakistan.
“The team played well today,” Pakistan Handball Federation’s (PHF) president Mohammad Shafiq told this correspondent from Tehran. He said the weather was very cold.
Pakistan now will face Qatar in their second game on Wednesday (today).
Qatar on Tuesday lost to Jordan in their opener.
On March 25 Pakistan will meet Afghanistan. This will be followed by their matches against Jordan on March 26 and Iran on March 28.
The six teams are engaged in the event on the basis of a single league system. And at the end the team taking more points will be declared winners.
The event initially was scheduled to be held in Kish, Iran, but was shifted to Tehran because of the flight issues to that island.
The event also serves as qualifiers for the World Youth Beach Handball Championship to be held in Heraklion, Greece, from June 14-19 this year. The top three teams will make it to the global event from the continental event.
Pakistan youth team had won bronze in the previous Asian Youth Beach Handball Championship in Thailand in 2016. The same side then finished ninth in the World Youth Beach Handball Championship held in Mauritius in 2017. From the global event two teams from each continent will make it to the Youth Olympics.