Governor KPK says the government is taking concrete steps to promote sports activities in FATA
Addressing the luncheon hosted in honour of Peshawar Zalmi team in Peshawar today, he said peace has almost been restored after great sacrifices rendered by security forces and public. Promotion of sports is inevitable for elimination of terrorism from the country. The Governor congratulated the Peshawar Zalmi team for winning the 2nd edition of Pakistan Super League. Speaking on this occasion, the owner of Peshawar Zalmi Javed Afridi thanked the Governor and requested to announce sports policy for FATA.
Pakistan, New Zealand Pull 2-2 Draw In Second Match
The second hockey match between Pakistan and New Zealand ended in a 2-2 draw at Wellington. New Zealand lead the five hockey match series 1-nil. New Zealand pushed out to a two-goal advantage following strikes from Sam Lane and Debutant Mac Wilcox before Pakistan powered back to draw level in the third quarter. Pakistan responded just one minute later with a penalty corner flick from Abu Mahmood before Abdul Haseem Khan equalised through a 42nd-minute field goal. The third match of the five matches’ series will be played on Monday at Wellington.
Pakistan Army Wins 10th National Cadet Wrestling Championship
Pakistan Army clinched the trophy after securing 84 points in the 10th National Cadet and Junior Championship played at Lala Ayub Arena, Qayyum Sports Complex in Peshawar. Former Sports Minister Syed Aqil Shah was the chief guest on this occasion. Secretary General Pakistan Wrestling Federation Arshad Sattar, Organizing Secretary Lala Qayyum Shinwari, officials, players from various participating teams, and large number of spectators witnessed the thrill-packed contests. Punjab secured 74 points and got second position while Higher Education Commission team claimed 66 points and remained at third.
Pakistan Kabaddi Federation is gearing to kick-start its own Super League in April this year
According to a spokesman of PKF, former hockey Olympian Muhammad Usman has already bought the first team of Islamabad last week. Five other teams are yet to be sold out. The PKF has received bidding for five other teams and soon all teams will be sold out. Muhammad Usman said that Kabaddi has a lot of potential to attract huge crowd, particularly between teams of Indian and Pakistani Punjabs.
The Badminton World Federation announces a new tournament structure, with increased prize money, as it looks to raise the sport's profile and ramp up revenues
The new tour series, which features six levels, will kick off next year and run until 2021, with at least a million dollars in prize money up for grabs in each of its top four events. Federation president Poul-Erik Hxyer announced the changes following a BWF council meeting in Kuala Lumpur, saying, "The time is right for badminton to soar even higher.
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