PCB con­duct­ing dope tests on di­rec­tives of ICC

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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.

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