Leisure Leagues UK Starts it’s Operations in Pakistan

Karachi (Cliff News)Leisure Leagues UK are the world’s largest organizers of 5-a-side, 6-a-side and 7-a-side football and running leagues in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and USA for the past 25 years. Leisure Leagues is expanding its operations to 62 more countries of the world now and Pakistan will be the first nation amongst those 62 to enjoy the benefits of the leagues system.

Quetta Gladiators signed Abdul Razzaq as an assistant bowling coach

Karachi(Cliff News)Quetta Gladiators  signed Pakistan’s star all-rounder Abdul Razzaq as the assistant/bowling coach for Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2nd edition to be played in UAE in February next year.Razzaq will replace Ian Pont, who was the assistant coach in first edition as Gladiators played the final against Islamabad United, to further beef up the management which already has likes of 1992 World Cup winner Moin Khan as Head Coach and West Indian great Sir Vivian Richards as the mentor.The 36-year-old comes up with an experience of 46 Tests, 265 ODIs and 32 T20Is in which he scored 7419 runs and took 389 wickets in his successful international career across all formats.Razzaq said that he is excited to take next step in his career with Gladiators.”I’m really excited to join Quetta Gladiators as assistant/bowling coach because this will be the start of a new phase in my life and what better team to start with,” Razzaq stated.”There comes a time when you got to step into coaching and management and it’s the reality we must face. I want to thank Moin Khan and Nadeem Omar for showing trust in my abilities and I want to help the players as much as I can with my experience.”The all-rounder who won number of unlikely matches for the country hopes to transfer his knowledge to the next generation.”Pakistan has given so much to me and now it’s time to give it back. As an ex-player it’s important to solve problems of players which we faced. Having Moin as Head Coach will certainly ease up my work because he is a great thinker and understands players’ mentality,” he added.”I hope that Gladiators will do well in the second edition of PSL and I would be able to make little difference I could. In the end, I’ll say that I can’t wait to start working with the team.”Meanwhile, Gladiators owner Nadeem Omar said that Razzaq will certainly improve the team with his experience of being one of the best finishers of his generation.”Razzaq was a true match-winner of his generation and delivered on numerous occasions both with the bat and ball so he will definitely help the team improve all-round play,” Nadeem said.”We want to make Gladiators the best team and Razzaq is the latest edition in our quest of PSL title. I would also like to thank Ian Pont for his services and hope he does well in his life ahead.”

Mohammad Hafeez Allowed to Resume Bowling in International Cricket

Dubai (Cliff News)The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that following remedial work and reassessment, the bowling action of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez has been found to be legal, and the player can now resume bowling in international cricket.
On 17 November, Hafeez underwent a reassessment of his bowling action at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane where it was revealed that the amount of elbow extension for all his off-spin deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions.The umpires are still at liberty to report Hafeez if they believe he is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action from the reassessment. To assist the umpires, they will be provided with images and video footage of the bowler’s remodeled legal bowling action.Hafeez was originally suspended from bowling in November 2014, but he was reassessed and permitted to resume bowling in April 2015. He was reported during the Galle Test against Sri Lanka (17-21 June 2015) and was subsequently suspended for 12 months in July 2015 after an independent assessment revealed he had employed an illegal bowling action for the second time in 24 months. If he is reported again, he will be required to undertake further analysis of his bowling action at an ICC accredited testing centre.

Mera Virsa Mera Khazana Painting Exhibition Starts on Dec 1st,2016

Karachi (Staff Reporter)Mera Virsa Mera Khazana Painting Exhibition starts on 1st Dec 2016 at Sadequain Art Gallery Frere Hall Fatima Jinnah Road Karachi.The Aim of this Exhibition is to save Heritage of Pakistan.The Artists Participating in the Exhibition are Nahid Raza,Amin Gulgee,Mona Naqsh,Abdul Hameed,Anwar Ali,Ghulam Abbas,Muna Siddqui,Sheema Kermani,Sunil Shanker,Jamal Ashqain,Jimmy Engineer,Mariam Saeedullah,Noor Jahan Bilgrami,Sumaiya Jelani,Naushad Alan,Furrukh Shahab,Faiza Samee,Rizwan Beyg,Sikandar Mufti and Atif Ali.Exhibition Purated by Romme Amina Afzal and Organised by Culture Department of Karachi Municipal Corporation.

Genius Students of Today are Scientists of Tomorrow,Rehan Hashmi

Karachi(Cliff News)Chairman DMC Central Rehan Hashmi has said that the genius students of today are the real scientists and leaders of tomorrow. He was addressing the students and teachers after inaugurating the science and social science exhibition at Sir Syed Girls College Nazimabad, Karachi. He further said that it is necessary for every nation to give modern and scientific knowledge to its youth so as to make them able to meet the challenges of future and pace with the advanced countries. He visited every stall and acquired detail from the students about their projects. The students gave briefing in profession style. The paid thank to their hard working teachers who made them able to present their projects on exhibitions. The principal Professor Mrs. Tanveer Khalid, in her welcome speech told about the aims and objects of the exhibition. She also said that to make the students able to meet the challenges of new world is the real aim of education. She presented Ajrak, Sidhi Cap and a bouquet to the chief guest Rehan Hashmi. The exhibition will continue for two  days.

Quaid e Azam Trophy,HBL Beat KRL by 191 Runs





November 29, 2016




HBL (First innings) 151-10 in 42.4 overs (Fahim Ashraf 63, 11x4s, 55 balls, Abdul; Rehman 21, 3x4s, 28 balls, Ahmed Bashir 6-35, Muhammad Abbas 2-48, Sadaf Hussain 2-51)

(2nd innings) 393-8 decl in 118.4 overs (Imam-ul-Haq 86, 10x4s, 179 balls, Ramiz Aziz 74, 10x4s, 1×6, 111 balls, Muhammad Waqas 52, 6x4s, 76 balls, Fakhar Zaman 49, 8x4s, 114 balls, Imran Farhat 46, 5x4s, 78 balls, Jamal Anwar 27, 1×4, 96 balls, Fahim Ashraf 25, 2x4s, 1×6, 18 balls, Sadaf Hussain 4-86)

KRL (First innings) 157-10 in 4 overs (Syed Junaid Ali 42, 5x4s, 70 balls, Sardar Hassan Raza 38, 5x4s, 104 balls, Saeed Anwar 20, 3x4s, 22 balls, Fahim Ashraf 6-65)
(2nd innings) 190-10 in 83.2 overs (Sardar Hasan Raza 57, 7x4s, 159 balls, Syed Junaid Ali 26, 2x4s, 62 balls, Shoaib Ahmed 23, 4x4s, 36 balls, Abdur Rehman Muzammil 21, 3x4s, 61 balls, Ammad Butt 3-43, Fahim Ashraf 3-50, Ramiz Aziz 2-7)

Result: HBL won by 191 runs

Overnight: KRL (2nd innings) 190-10 in 83.2 overs

Toss: KRL

Umpires: Shozab Raza & Ghaffar Kazmi
Referee: Musaddaque Rasool

Scorer: Syed Obaid Ahmed

Pakistan U19 Team Announced for the ACC Youth Asia Cup

Lahore(Cliff News)Pakistan U19 Team was recently announced for the upcoming ACC Youth U19 Asia Cup 2016 tournament which will take place in Sri Lanka in December 2016.Muhammad Azam Khan’s name was included in the final announced list of U19 players. It has been brought to the notice of PCB that as per the age cut off date for the ACC Youth Asia Cup 2016, Muhammad Azam Khan is not eligible and his name was inadvertently included in the squad. Junior Selection Committee has therefore included Hadayatullah from the reserve players list in the final U19 squad in place of Muhammad Azam Khan and Khayyam Khan has been added in the reserve pool of players for this event.




Abdullah Abbasi Clinches the First Title of Causeway Scrabble Challenge by Winning Youth Event

img-20161129-wa0034Johor Bahru(Cliff News) Abdullah Abbasi of Pakistan clinches the first title of the Causeway Scrabble Challenge by winning the youth event at Johor Bahru, Malaysia today.The 16 year old was in great form throughout the tournament and remained No. 1 or 2 all the way. After ending the day one on top Abdullah started the second day by winning his first three matches to take a healthy lead but defeats against Leon Tan Zheng and Tim Mason made it very tight making the last match a must-win situation for AbdullahThe young boy kept his nerves and played a masterly game against Tim Mason and won 490-437 to clinch the title. He finished with a 13-3 win record and a spread of 1079.Leon Tan Zheng of Singapore was the runner-up with 12 wins and a spread of 1103 while Poh Ying Ming of Singapore finished 3rd with 11 wins and a spread of 695.Abdullah will now participate in the adults tournament starting from 30th November along with compatriots Waseem Khatri, M. Inayatullah and Maria Soares who arrived in Malaysia just in time to see Abdullah lift the trophy

Dramatic Batting Collapse,Kiwi’s win Test Series by 2-0

Karachi (Munir ul Haq)Again a dramatic batting collapse Provide chance to kiwis to win Series by 2-0.Last 9 wickets fell in just 71 runs and in only 25 overs, last 7 wickets fell in addition of just 31 runs and when they were bowled out just 8 overs remaining to draw the match.Neil Wagner took last 3 wickets of M.Amir, Wahab Riaz and Imran Khan and all three were out with out scoring a run .Asad Shafiq was also out on zero. contribution of Younis Khan in this match is 2 and 11 and in last 5 test innings Younis Khan could only score 16 runs, 0,2,1,2,11. Now in tour of Australia what will happen no body know’s except for the Pakistani batsman.