Pak contingent named for Asian Netball C’ship


ISLAMABAD, Dec 4 (APP): Pakistan Netball Federation (PNF) on Sunday named a 16-member contingent for participation in Asian Men’s Netball Championship scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 9 to 11.
According to Mudassar Razak Arain, President PNF the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC), Government of Pakistan and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) have issued the NOC for participation in the said event.
“The Malaysian Consulate has also issued visas to the Pakistan Men’s Netball contingent,” he said.
“The 16-member contingent includes Muhammad Akhtar (Captain), Muhammad Zohair, Samad Masood, Umair Hassan, Ejaz ul Haque, Amir Rasheed, Fasial ur Rehman, Zahid Iqbal, Abdul Haq, Usman Bashir, 1. Khurshid Ahmed, Ali Raza and Zahid Sultan (Standby),” he said.
The officials comprise Anwar Ahmed Ansari (Coach), Yasir Javed (Assistant Coach & Physical Trainer) and Muhammad Riaz (Manager).
“The Asian countries participating in the mega event include Pakistan, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Brunie and Singapore.”
Pakistan will play two matches on December 9 against Singapore (11:30 am) and Hong Kong (6:00 pm).
Pakistan will face Brunei (11:30 am), India (6:00 pm) and Malaysia (8:00 pm) on December 10. The final and third position match will be held on December 11.