The eight participating teams are divided across two groups. Group A consists of Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh and England while Group B has India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa. The first match of the tournament in Group A will be played between host England and Bangladesh. Pakistan will play their first match in Group B against arch-rivals India on Sunday at Birmingham. The venues of the Champions Trophy are Oval, London; Edgbaston, Birmingham; and Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff.

Fast bowler Wahab Riaz suffers a slight injury on his left knee

Spokesman of PCB says “The pacer has slightly injured upper muscle of his left knee which has been bandaged as a precautionary measure”. The spokesman for the Board stated that there was no serious problem with Wahab, adding that the pacer did not need to undergo medical test for his knee injury at the moment.

Pak-India match is just like any other game: Junaid Khan

Talking to a private news channel, the 27-year-old fast bowler said he is hopeful the team would perform better in the tournament and would be on top. Speaking about the green-shirts strategy in the Champions Trophy, Junaid said our aim would be to send Virat Kohli led India back to pavilion as soon as possible. Junaid also requested his fans to pray for the team’s victory in the Holy month of Ramadan.

PSF drops Mehran, Harris from World Jr Squash C’ship

Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) Wednesday barred two players from participation in World Junior Squash Championship as they were over age. It may be mentioned here that World Junior Squash Championship is scheduled to be held in New Zealand from July 19. Wing Commander Tahir Sultan, Honorary Secretary, says “If these two players were caught in the World Junior Squash Championship due to over age then it would have bought a bad name to the country”.

SBP to hold training programme for coaches

Director General Sports Punjab, Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman said on Wednesday that SBP will hold modern training programme in due course of time to train its coaches to contribute in the overall development of the sports in the province. Talking to APP he says, we conducted a similar activity under the supervision of foreign physical education coaching experts to impart latest coaching techniques to our coaches and we will continue it to raise the overall standard of our games. SBP under the vision of Punjab Chief Minister has taken a number of steps for the revival and development of the games.

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