PCB conducting dope tests on directives of ICC
ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is conducting dope tests of those cricketers who have been performing extraordinarily well in the Pakistan Cup being played at Faisalabad.
Talking to APP, a PCB official said the dope tests are being conducted on the directives of the International Cricket Council (ICC), to check against the possible use of illegal substances.
He said besides six cricketers Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Sami, Khurram Manzoor, Sami Aslam, Bilawal Bhatti and Mohammad Hassan, dopg tests of other cricketers are also being conducted.
He said the tests of one to two cricketers are being conducted after every match.
As many as five teams, including Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Balochistan, and Islamabad are participating in the Pakistan Cup 50- over tournament.—APP ISLAMABAD—In line with the policy of Govt. of Pakistan to promote healthy sports culture specially women sports in Pakistan to dispel the impression of orthodox society, ZTBL must endeavour to develop its strategy for talent hunt among men & women in every field of sports. This was stated by Syed Talat Mahmood, President ZTBL in a reception hosted in honour of ZTBL Women Cricket Team.
ZTBL Women Cricket Team who had won the 11th Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah National Women Championship 2016, since 2009 did not lose a single match in competitive cricket
Speaking on the occasion ZTBL President not only praised the performance of ZTBL Women Team but also recalled that ZTBL is fulfilling its social responsibility for promotion of humility teamwork, maturity and selflessness by means of sports. As a special gesture, the President awarded an extra prize of Rs.200000/- to the winning team and Rs.50000/- to the runners up.
He also praised the performance of Miss Mahin Aftab and Alina Aftab (Under-16 Tennis players) who performed outstandingly at Na- tional and International level. Mahin won the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Asian Under-14 Championship in 2015 played at Vietnam. Mahin Aftab also has the honor to become 1st Pakistani women who has won the ITF Single International Tennis Championship up till now. Master Nofil Kaleem has also won the Asian U15 title in the male category.
The President also mentioned that ZTBL is providing players to the different national teams i.e. M/s Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Haris Sohail, Imran Khan, Zohaib Khan, Shahid Yousaf, and Usman Khan Shinwari are representing Pakistan Cricket team in different format of the game. Similarly M/s Tayyab Aslam, Waqas Mehboob , Waqar Mehboob, (male players) Riffat Khan, Zoya Khalid and Rushna Mehboob are representing Pakistan in Squash male and female teams during the last few years. Chairman Board of Directors Syed Yawar Ali also appreciated the performance of Women Cricket Team and Bank’s initiatives for creating reality environment by means of promotion of sports culture in the institution. He also expressed satisfaction over the Bank’s preparedness for meeting Global challenges.
ISLAMABAD: Participants at reception of National Women Champions Cricket team of ZTBL at headquarters.