Posts tagged as: Asian

Pakistan rowers to feature in Asian event

KARACHI: The Pakistan Rowing Federation (PRF) is expecting medals at the 2014 Asian Junior Championship as three rowers left for the competition in Yillan, Taiwan. Young athlete Hassan Currimbhoy will be the main hope for a medal in the single scull event. This will be Hassan’s second appearance at the championship, while double scull rowers Salma […]

Bokhari shocks Asian Champion Atlas

KARACHI: Former Asian Junior Champion Ali Bokhari caused a major upset on the opening day of the Hashim Khan Memorial Squash Tournament as he defeated current Asian Champion Amir Atlas Khan 3-2 in the first round match in Peshawar. Unseeded Bokhari shocked Amir by claiming the first frame, but the senior pro hit back to win […]

Asian Games: Lack of exposure will pose problems, says Imran

KARACHI:  Pakistan national hockey team’s captain Muhammad Imran rued Pakistan Hockey Federation’s (PHF) failure to arrange any foreign tours for the greenshirts since October last year, terming it a setback in preparations for the Asian Games. “Our team is quite young and would face difficulties in adjusting to the international environment, but I believe the […]

Pakistan dominate Asian snooker team event

Defending champions Pakistan got off to a fine start by registering six wins against different opponents on the opening day of the Asian Team Snooker Championship taking place in Karachi. The event started on Thursday at the end of the individual variant of the championship that concluded a day earlier. Pakistan reeled off four consecutive […]

Sarkosh clinches Asian 6-Red Snooker Championship

KARACHI: Iran’s Amir Sarkosh won the Jubilee Insurance Asian 6-Red Championship, beating Thailand’s Boonyarit Kaettikun 7-6 in the final played at a local hotel in Karachi on Wednesday. Sarkosh won with a scoreline of 46-44, 12-46, 01-52, 33-0, 43-31, 01-54, 12-45, 0-66, 0-49, 46-0, 63-08, 37-32 and 41-28. Earlier, he had beaten Pakistan’s Hamza Akbar in […]

Asian Championship: Asif begins with two wins in the 6-red event

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Muhammad Asif was on  song on the opening day of the Asian Championship campaign with two victories in the 6-red Snooker Championship at the Avari Towers on Sunday. Former International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) world champion Asif defeated Qatar’s Mahanna Naseer Obaidi 5-2 in the morning session, and went on to outclass India’s […]

Asian Games: Low-ranked badminton players selected

KARACHI: Badminton players selected for the 2014 Asian Games are low-ranked athletes as the country’s top eight players were not invited to the trials, says Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) Secretary Imtiaz Gill. “Ali Murad, who has been Pakistan’s top player for the last four years and recently won the Wapda All-Pakistan Badminton Tournament title, in which […]

India likely to miss Asian snooker events: Sheikh

KARACHI: India are almost certain to miss the upcoming Asian Snooker Team and 6-Red Championships to be held in Karachi, as they have yet to receive the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) required for the events. This was revealed by Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) President Alamgir Sheikh during a ceremony and press briefing for the events […]

Snooker: Pakistan to field four teams in Asian championship

KARACHI:  The Asian Confederation of Billiards Sports has granted Pakistan permission to field two additional teams in the upcoming Asian Team Championship. The Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association had initially confirmed participation of two teams comprising Mohammad Asif-Mohammad Sajjad and Imran Shehzad-Shahid Aftab, and had kept two more teams consisting of Shahram Changezi-Asajad Iqbal and […]

PBSA unveils players, teams for Asian events

KARACHI:  The Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) announced on Thursday players and teams for the upcoming Jubilee Insurance 3rd Asian 6-Red event and 2nd continental team championship respectively. The names were finalised by the PBSA board and executive committee. The tournaments which will be held at the Avari Towers, Karachi from August 17-23. Mohammad […]

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