Pakistan Observer


Gamba beat Seoul to book quarter final place

Tokyo—Gamba Osaka of Japan booked their place in the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League on Wednesday after beating South Korea’s FC Seoul 3-2 to complete a comprehensive 6-3 aggregate victory. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Pak, Zim second ODI tomorrow

Lahore—The second One Day International between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be played at Gaddafi Stadium here on Friday. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Zeeshan Gul lifts KP Inter-District Squash C’ship

Peshawar—Zeeshan Gul of Peshawar clinched the trophy after defeating Hamza Ismail, also from Peshawar in the final played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Wednesday. Chairman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Squash Assocation Malik Tajamal Hayat was the chief guest on this occasion. Former World Champion Qamar Zaman, Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Squash Association Ehsan Ullah Khan, officials and players were also present. In the final Zeeshan Gul faced tough resistance against his strong rival Hamza Ismail Khan of Peshawar in the marathon five sets battle, lasted for 58 minutes. The score was 12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 6-11 and 12-10. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

International golfer Munir wins Nur Khan Memorial Open Golf Championship

Peshawar—International golfer Muhammad Munir with his gross 11 under 205 over 54 holes clinched the trophy of the Air Marshal Nur Khan Memorial Golf Championship after playing a vital last day round of four under 68 here at lush green 6666-yard PAF Golf Course on Wednesday. Consistent winner Muhammad Munir recently played international golfing event in Abu Dubai, came from behind by taking a three strokes key lead over his strong rivals Waheded Baloch and Matloob Ahmad, the first and second day leaders. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

KP Boys, Punjab Girls win trophies

Peshawar—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Boys and Punjab in Girls clinched the winners trophies of the Pakistan Sports Board Inter-Provincial Athletic Championship played here at Tartan Track of the Qayyum Sports Complex on Wednesday. Former Test Cricketer and Ex-Director General Sports, Manaazullah Khan was the chief guest on this occasion. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Waiting to hear from the ICC: Salman

Mumbai—Salman Butt, the suspended Pakistani opener was a member of the squad that last played against Sri Lanka at Lahore in March 2009. The 31-year-old former captain would have loved to be at Gaddafi Stadium to witness his home team’s performance against Zimbabwe, the first Full Member visiting team since the terrorist attack on Sri Lankan team. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Sarfraz wants bowlers to work harder

Islamabad—Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz on Wednesday was all praise for the Pakistan team for thumping down Zimbabwe in the first ODI but said bowlers need to work harder as the green-shirts are not the same as they used to be in the department of bowling. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

US indicts 9 FIFA officials, 5 execs in corruption probe

Washington—The US Justice Department announced conspiracy and corruption charges on Wednesday against nine FIFA officials and five business executives, after Swiss authorities arrested seven suspects based on the indictments. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Federer advances to third round, Sharapova sets up Stosur rematch

Paris—Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the French Open on Wednesday as Maria Sharapova brushed aside fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko to also reach the last 32. Swiss second seed Federer beat Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-2, 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 in front of a packed crowd on Court Suzanne Lenglen. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Shahnaz Sheikh wants cash rewards for hockey team

Islamabad—Hockey Coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Tuesday asked the Inter Provincial Coordination Ministry (IPC) and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) to grant the deserved cash rewards to the national hockey team according to the Sports policy for their performance in the Champions Trophy and of the Asian Games. Talking to APP, Sheikh said Pakistan stood second in the Champions Trophy and in the Asian Games, therefore according to the Sports policy the team will be awarded Rupees one million per player by the IPC and PSB. ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Matloob holds first day leader Waheed to share top position

Peshawar—Matloob Ahmad of Lahore Gymkhana held first day leader Waheed Baloch of Karachi Gymkhana by sharing top position at gross core eight under par 136 over 36 holes of the 54-hole Air Marshal Nur Khan Memorial Open Golf Championship being played here at lush green 6666-yard PAF Golf Course on Tuesday. ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Clarke happy with Ryder Cup process

Newcastle (United Kingdom)—European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke has stuck to a winning formula in announcing no changes to the 2016 European Team qualifying process. Clarke confirmed he will stick with the victorious arrangement adopted by fellow Irishman Paul McGinley who steered Europe to a five point triumph last year at Gleneagles, Scotland. ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Strict security cover at Gaddafi stadium

Lahore—A blanket of security cover was provided to Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday during the first One-Day International match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe cricket teams. The ground was covered by more than 9000 police personnel and other security officials while 30 snipers were deputed at hidden places of the routes of stadium. ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details