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Lahore, Okara win blind cricket matches

Lahore, Okara win blind cricket matches

LAHORE – As many as two matches of the PBCC National Blind Cricket T20 Cup were played Tuesday at cricket ground of Punjab University. Lahore won by nine wickets and Okara by 10 wickets.
The first match was played between Lahore and Multan. Multan won the toss and decided to bat first. Multan lost all their wickets for 50 runs in 16.5 overs. Salman took 2 wickets while Abdul Shakoor and Shariq Yaseen shared a wicket each. Lahore, in reply, reached home in just 5.1 overs for the

Gillette moves to keep cricket passion alive

KARACHI – The Gillette Pakistan will sponsor two winners of its lucky draw for the upcoming Cricket World Cup. A formal lucky draw was conducted here at Metro Cash And Carry by Saad Amanullah Khan, CEO Gillette Pakistan, amidst the excited shoppers and the media. The contest was launched earlier this month by the Gillette in collaboration with Metro.
The Gillette CEO, after announcing results of the lucky draw, said the two lucky persons had won the grand prize. Addressing the

Kinnaird girls clinch Inter-Dist Cricket title

LAHORE – Kinnaird Club won the 5th Regional Inter-District Senior Women’s Cricket Tournament beating Garrison Club in the final here on Monday. KC took full advantage of the home conditions to overpower Garrison Club by five wickets.
Garrison Club decided to bat and gathered 114 runs in 35.1 overs. Sidra Nawaz scored 36. Zeba 10 and Sabahat 13 were the other players who reached double figures. Mehwish with two wickets was the pick of the bowlers while five girls were run out.

Royal Palm Cricket Tournament from today

LAHORE – The four-day Royal Palm Cricket Tournament sponsored by Coke, GNC and FR Cables will commence on Tuesday (February 1) at the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club. The six-over-a-side extravaganza will be played under lights.
Some outstanding talent will be on display as cricketing fever builds up and the 16 contesting teams supported by a large number of friends and families try to outdo each other through performance with the bat and the ball. As per format of the

Injury-hit Bracken retires from cricket

SYDNEY – Australian limited-overs specialist Nathan Bracken announced his retirement from cricket in Sydney on Saturday. The New South Wales left-armer, a key member of Australia’s World Cup-winning team in 2007 in the West Indies, played 116 one-day internationals and five Tests, plus 19 Twenty20 internationals.
A reliable seamer who excelled in the shorter forms of the game, Bracken played his last game for Australia against England at Nottingham in September 2009 and cited

After Amir, Salman spotted playing club cricket

LAHORE – After Mohammad Aamer, another suspended Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has allegedly flouted International Cricket Council’s directives by featuring in a club match in Lahore. The former captain took part in a club game at his home ground in Model Town even though the ICC has in clear terms told the suspended players and the Pakistan Cricket Board that they cannot take part in any cricket activity that come under the umbrella of the PCB or its affiliated units.

PU cricket trials conclude

LAHORE – The two-day cricket trials of the Punjab University for participation in the Zone D Cricket Championship concluded here on Thursday. Around 130 cricketers from 25 colleges took part in the trials.
Former PCB selector Azhar Khan, Agha Zahid, Dr Nasir Saeed, Malik Iftikhar, Farhat Hussain Saddique, Ch Anwarul Haq and Director sports Punjab Dr Zafar Rashid watched the trials. After the trials 25 cricketers were selected and they will undergo training from today till

Kinnaird dominates in women’s cricket

LAHORE – Kinnaird, Garrison and Ravi clubs won their matches of the 5th Regional Inter-district Seniors Women’s Cricket Tournament here on Thursday. Kinnaird Club overwhelmed Garrison College by 149 runs at the Government College University ground. Kinnaird made 228 runs.
Sidra top-scored with 64 runs, while Nimra made 30 runs. Garrison’s Mahlaqa bagged three wickets while Sadia took two. In reply, Garrison could only score 79 runs and were bowled out in 22.1 overs. Hina Imran

Nestle, Ufone in Raaziq CPL T20 League Cricket final

LAHORE – Nestle and Ufone qualified for the final of the 1st Raaziq CPL T20 League Cricket Tournament here on Wednesday. In the first semi-final, Ufone beat Telenor by three wickets. Telenor scored 134 for 9 wickets in allotted 20 overs here at Railway Stadium ground.
Sulemman Bhatti 39, Rehmat Ullah 19 and Saqlain Shah 16 runs were the main batsmen. Raza Ijaz took three while Muhammad Bilal took two wickets. In reply Ufone achieved the target for the loss of seven wickets with

Mahlaqa, Asma shine in Inter-District Women’s Cricket

LAHORE – Mahlaqa Mansoor, Asma and Nimra Imran gave sparking performance on day two of the 5th Regional Inter-District Women Cricket Championship (seniors) here on Wednesday. In the first match, Mahlaqa Mansoor went all out in her maiden unbeaten 133 in the record total of 413 runs scored by Garrison College in 38 overs for the loss of five wickets. Her team beat Central College Gulberg by 369 runs.
Mahlaqa’s inning also included 11 fours and was supported by Shagufta Akhtar 82

Inter-District Women’s Cricket from 24th

LAHORE – The 5th Regional Inter-District Women Cricket Championship (Seniors) will be played from January 24 to 31 at different venues of the city. In all 12 teams are taking part in the championship which are divided into two groups.
Pool A: Kinnaird Cricket Club, Shahdara, Samanabad school (SS Club), Garrison college, C.K Club, Barki Club. Pool B: Ravi Club, Model Town, Apwa College (MA Club), Wahdat Road College Cricket Club, Comprehensive school, Kot Khawaja Saeed College

Women’s cricket rolls into action tomorrow

LAHORE – The 5th Regional Inter-district Senior Women’s Cricket Tournament 2010-11 will roll into action from Monday here at different venues of the city. Bushra Aitzaz, chairperson PCB women’s wing, will inaugurate the championship at 12.30 pm at the Kinnaird College ground.
Twelve teams of the city are participating in the tournament. The final will be played on January 31.

JICC win Inter-collegiate Cricket title

LAHORE – Jinnah Islamia College of Commerce won the Punjab University Lahore Zone Inter-collegiate Cricket Championship here at the New Campus Ground on Friday. Jinnah Islamia beat Govt College Gulberg in the final by two wickets. Gulberg college batting first made 169 runs in 30 overs.
Taya 55 and Dastagir 54 were the prominent players. Junaid had three wickets while Zubair took two. In reply, Jinnah Islamia achieved the score losing eight wickets in 29.4 overs. Adil 40 and

East Zone Cricket Tournament from 26th

LAHORE – East Zone Cricket Association Tournament Committee met here the other day and decided that no unregistered players would participate in the championship. Syed Habib-ul-Hassan Shah (Secretary East Zone) and other members Malik Muhammad Riaz, Abdul Rauf, Mehboob Alam, M Khursheed, and Ejaz Shah were also in the meeting.
The tournament committee also announced the draws of 45 clubs for the first round of East Zone Cricket Championship which will start from Jan 26. The

Pakistan Today cricket team awarded

LAHORE – The Pakistan Today cricket team was on Wednesday awarded the Khayaban-i-Amin Media Cup trophy by the Chief Editor of the newspaper Mr Arif Nizami in a simple but impressive ceremony here at the Lahore Press Club’s Nisar Usmani Auditorium.
In the ceremony, rich tributes were paid to veteran journalist late Minhaj Burni for his contribution to journalism.
Pakistan Today’s stand-in captain Nadeem Ijaz received the trophy and cash award of Rs 50,000 for winning the

PU Inter-collegiate Cricket in semis

LAHORE – The semi-final line-up of the Punjab University Lahore Zone Inter-collegiate Cricket Championship was decided here on Wednesday. Islamia College Civil Lines, Jinnah Islamia College of Commerce, Hailey College of Commerce and Govt College Gulberg made their way to the semi-finals.
Islamia College Civil Lines beat University of Information and Technology by nine wickets and Jinnah Islamia College of Commerce beat Nova College of Commerce by five wickets.

Cricket Writers Association launched

LAHORE – The Cricket Writers (Journalists) Association was launched on Tuesday at Karachi with an aim to serve the game loved by millions in Pakistan.
Veteran commentator Munir Hussain will be the patron-in-chief of the Association while former Test captains Ramiz Raja and Wasim Akram will hold the offices of President and Senior Vice President respectively.
The Association will provide journalists, photographers and freelance writers a forum to express themselves on a