Sports Round Up
PM approves a Rs. 30 million grant for World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Flyweight Champion Muhammad Waseem
According to Akhtar Nawaz Gengera, director general (DG) of the Pakistan Sports Board, the money will be spent on the boxer's training as well as funding for his tours. "In the meeting, a framework will be devised on how to best utilize the grant, It will be done as per the wishes of Waseem as [it is his grant], but we (government officials) have to keep a record of things we do,"
PCB honors disabled cricket, WCA
Chairman PCB, Shaharyar Khan, had hosted and honored Pakistan Disabled Cricket team and Wheel Chair Cricket Association (WCA) in a ceremony at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Addressing the players, Shaharyar lauded the Disabled Cricket team for putting up a splendid performance and winning the Second ICC Academy Physically Disabled Cup, 2016 recently held in Dubai. He said, “You are ambassadors of Pakistan and have proved this fact through excellent teamwork on and off the field. On this auspicious occasion,”
Newly inducted Punjab Sports Minister Jahangir Khanzada vows to promote sports
He said, “We will mobilize all the resources for the overall development of the sports throughout the province. We are quite committed with our mission to provide best sports facilities to the talented youth of the province. To meet the future challenges, sports grounds, gymnasiums, e-libraries and playfields are being constructed in far-flung areas of the province,”.
Nico Rosberg retires: World champion quits Formula 1 five days after title win
World champion Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula 1 with immediate effect. The 31-year-old German won his first world title recently, beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by finishing second in the final race in Abu Dhabi. “I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right”. Rosberg won nine of this season's 21 grands prix, beating three-time champion Hamilton by five points.
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