World Dodgeball Association appreciated Shariq Siddqui for promotion of game in Pakistan


Karachi(Syed Qalbe Muhammad)World Dodgeball Association appreciated the effort of Coach Sindh Dodgeball Association Muhammad Shariq Siddqui to promotion of Dodgeball in Pakistan.In the letter world body of Dodgeball confirmed high level of experience and expertise in successfully managing local, regional,national, grassroots and competitive Dodgeball program,events such as the Students Olympic Championship.The world association also acknowledge his skills in the feild of communication, coordination, partnership working, strategic and devilery, experience in progressing the development of Dodgeball in Pakistan.President Sindh Syed Shakwat Ali,G.S Abid Naeem,Dr.Arif Hafeez,Kashif Farooqi,Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan,Azmat Pasha,Maqbool Ahmed,Mr.Nadeem and others dignitaries also congratulated Shariq Siddqui for his great work and efforts.

Zafar Iqbal,Mudassar Arain,Gohar Raza elected respectively Chairman,President,GS of Pakistan Netball Federation


Karachi(Cliff News)Zafar Iqbal Awan, Mudassar Arain and Syed Gohar Raza elected PNF Chairman, President & Secretary General respectively for a term of four years from 2019 to 2023 in the General Council meeting on 6th October 2019 at Karachi.The new PNF office-bearers for the term of four years includes Chairman, Capt (R) Zafar Iqbal Awan; President, Mudassar Razak Arain, Senior Vice President, Syed Touqeer Ahmed Burni; Vice Presidents, Malik Sameen Khan, Lt.Col (rtd) Ghulam Murtaza Shah, Muhammad Musharaf Khan, Ms Shazia Yousaf and Mehwish Naeem (women seats) ; Secretary General, Syed Gohar Raza; Associate Secretaries, Ms. Quratul Ain (women seat), RanaTanveer Ahmed and Muhammad Riaz; Treasurer, Sohail Ahmed. Others six members of Executive Committee were also elected namely; Nisar Ahmed (Gilgit Baltistan), Ch. Yasir Maqbool(AJK), Ms. Nisha Sultan(PWNA), Ijaz ul Haq (Sindh), Mrs. Rehana Toqeer (women seat Balochistan) and Anwar Ahmed Ansari (NUA).Mr. Rafique Pirza, Director, PSB Coaching Centre Karachi was the Observer during the election process.The Election Commission was headed by Muhammad Saleem while members included Kashif Riaz and Mohsin Ahmed.After the election, PNF President Mudassar Arain thanked all members for re-electing him for the next term and assured to take all-out steps for the promotion of the game in the country.After the election Ex-Secretary Muhammad Riaz presented report of previous four years and handed over the charge to Gohar Raza.Afterthe meeting, Arain briefed the general council on the activities calendar. PNF would send three teams for participation in international events South Asian Under-16 Girls Championship at Nepal from October 18 to 22, Asian Men Netball Championship at Singapore in December 2019 and Asian Women Netball Championship at South Korea in June 2020. The Federation has allotted Inter Department Men Netball Championship to Wapda, National Women Championship to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, National Coaching and Umpiring Course 2020 to Gilgit-Baltistan, National Junior Boys and Girls Netball Championship to Balochistan and National and Inter Provincial Beach Netball Championship to Sindh. The National Men and Women Netball Championship would be played in Islamabad in January next year.

Peshawar Zalmi thumped Karachi Kings by 61 runs in ending phase of PSL


Karachi(Cliff News)Kamran Akmal smashed a robust half-century while the pace quartet led by Hasan Ali shared nine wickets as Peshawar Zalmi thumped Karachi Kings by 61 runs at the National Stadium, Karachi on Monday, ending the league phase with number one position in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2019 edition.Kamran scored a fiery 48-ball 86 studded with five well timed sixes and ten boundaries and took a leading part in the team’s record opening stand in HBL PSL history of 137 with Imam-ul-Haq (40-ball 59) to steer the team to 203-7 in 20 overs.Karachi Kings, who had already qualified for the play-offs but had an outside chance of finishing in the top two, were lifted by a 37-ball 71 (seven fours and four sixes) by Colin Ingram before they folded for 142 in 16.2 overs.Hasan led the Zalmi pace attack with 3-15 while Wahab  (2-19), Tymal Mills (2-25) and Sameen Gul (2-49) shared the spoils.The win lifted Peshawar to 14 points from their ten matches and with a superior net run-rate they finished top of the six-team table, followed by Quetta Gladiators with 14 in ten games, Zalmi also topped the round stage in both 2016 and 2017 HBL PSL editions.Karachi Kings finished with ten points and at fourth spot while Islamabad United are third with ten points in ten matches.Earlier, Multan Sultans beat Lahore Qalanadars by seven wickets to finish fifth while Lahore were consigned to sixth and last.Peshawar hit Karachi hard through their fast bowlers right from the outset.Karachi lost Colin Munro (nought), Babar Azam(13) and Liam Livingstone (six) by the fourth over as the pace attack once again proved potent.Munro was trapped leg-before by Hasan for his second duck of the HBL PSL season and has a measly 63 runs in seven innings. Babar fell to a miscued drive off Sameen Gul while Livingstone fell to Tymal Mills.Ingram added 43 for the fourth-wicket with Ben Dunk (six) but the target was too big for him to handle without any support. Ingram holed out off Mills in the 14th over. Only Imad Wasim offered any resistance with a 30-run contribution.With three wickets added to his tournament tally, Hasan leads the bowling chart of HBL PSL with 21 in ten matches.Man-of-the-match Kamran Akmal said his aim was to be positive.”It was a big total and that was because we were positive,” said Kamran. “We knew that we want to bat long and then credit to the bowlers who defended well because it wasn’t easy defending on this pitch.”Peshawar skipper Darren Sammy said Kamran is his match winner.”The way Kamran batted it was great,” said Sammy. “He is our match winner and once he took us to 200 it was up to the bowlers and Hasan and Wahab are bowling so well together that it paved our win.”Karachi captain Imad praised Kamran.”The way Kamran batted, he took away the match,” said Imad. “He timed the ball so sweetly and it became tough for us to stop him.”Peshawar, put into bat by Karachi Kings, maintained a ten run average throughout their innings as Kamran cut loose right from the start. He smashed three boundaries in the second over by Usman Shinwari to hint what was coming from him.Imam matched his illustrious partner with three hits to the fence off Sohail Khan in the third over while Kamran knocked a four and six each off Imad Wasim and Umer Khan before hitting two sixes and as many fours off Umar as Peshawar raced to 125 by 12 overs.It was part timer Munro who finally gave Karachi a breakthrough with the wicket of Kamran, caught in the deep. Pollard hit two sixes in the same over before failing to Munro.Imam, who hit seven boundaries and a six, became one of Mohammad Amir’s three wickets who finished with figures of 3-24 amidst a run feast by Peshawar.The league has a day’s rest on Tuesday, with Peshawar taking on Quetta Gladiators in the first qualifier on Wednesday. Title holders Islamabad United meet Karachi Kings in the eliminator one on Thursday. Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings by 61 runs in HBL PSL

Brief Scores:Peshawar Zalmi 203-7 in 20 overs (Kamran Akmal 86, Imam-ul-Haq 59; Mohammad Amir 3-24)

Karachi Kings 142 in 16.2 overs (C. Ingram 71, Imad Wasim 30: Hasan Ali 3-15, Wahab Riaz 2-19)



BASF launches PeptAIde in sports nutrition with state of art technology to modulate inflammation

Karachi(Cliff News)BASF launches PeptAIde™, a sports nutrition ingredient containing a unique set of plant-based peptides identified using artificial intelligence, for regulating inflammation. With industrial-scale production in Germany, PeptAIde is now available in the United States. Commercialization will follow in Asia Pacific and Europe by 2019. BASF is also currently performing regulatory clearance to allow access to other key markets.PeptAIde was developed as part of a collaboration between BASF and Nuritas to discover new bioactive peptides to meet evolving consumer needs. BASF has been granted an exclusive license to commercialize these peptides. Nuritas used artificial intelligence to identify PeptAIde’s new generation of peptides unlocked from rice protein. Peptides are biologically occurring short chains of amino acids, with some acting as potent signaling molecules in the body.Inflammation is a key concern of active people as it may restrain their ability to continue with physical activity. Initiated by feelings of discomfort, inflammation is regulated by the secretion of a complex network of cytokines, which contributes to a fundamental response to injury and regulates recovery in the body. BASF research indicates that consumption of PeptAIde affects cytokine release and has immune-modulating properties in consumers, potentially supporting physiological benefits after exercise. PeptAIde is vegan and does not use allergen materials. It also delivers a natural taste profile for flexible use in various sports nutrition formats.“Our research has shown that consumers today are seeking innovative, plant-based solutions to help them better manage sports-related inflammation,” said Tina Low, Vice President, Business Management BASF Human Nutrition. “PeptAIde’s unique properties will resonate very well with active consumers and enable our customers to take sports nutrition to the next level.”PeptAIde will be presented at SupplySide West in Las Vegas, Nevada from 6 to 10 November 2018. We look forward to welcoming you at our lunch briefing sessionor at the BASF booth number 4847 to learn more. As a market leader in the human nutrition industry, BASF offers a broad portfolio of essential nutrients including vitamins, carotenoids and high concentrate omega-3 fatty acids.

Sports Journalists playing important role to rebuilt positive image of Pakistan:Murtaza Wahab


Karachi (Syed Qalbe Muhammad)Advisor to CM Sindh Barister Murtaza Wahab said Sports Journalists playing important role to rebuilt the positive image of Pakistan.Our players need to improve his performance to keep high our flag all over the world.He was addressing Asia Youth Sports Reporters Training Program supported by AIPS and organised by SJAS.Murtaza said their is a dire need that sports journalists will guide the Country youth by the importance of games and extra circular activities to capacity building of the nation.Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar expressing his views that it’s an honour for Karachi to host YSR program.Sports Journalist’s of Karachi is a role model of all journalists of Pakistan.Unfortunately our are going backward in field of sports only journalists have power to encourage the players by giving positive news.Former Caretaker Provincial Minister and President KHA Dr.Syed Junaid Ali Shah said Journalism is a powerful tool we need to use it for better way.I hope that our and other countries young journalists learn lots of things because of this program.Secretary General AIPS Amjad Aziz Malik said that YSR is a brain child program I fight for Asia and avail this opportunity to host this conference in Karachi.For the sucess in the career I advised that you need to bring positive change in your behaviour this is the key of success.Secetary SJAS Asghar Azeem said that late Dr.Muhammad Ali Shah change the culture of sports in his tenuare.Sports Journalists of Karachi always trying to built positive image of Pakistan.On the occassion the gold medal honour to Senior Journalist Abdul Majid Bhatti (Jang)by the name of former Patron SJAS Dr.Syed Muhammad Ali Shah.The foreign and local journalists honoured the life time achievement award Afsoon Hazrati (Iran),Deepish Sina,Vikram (Nepal),Zabiullah Shahzad,Zmil Khan(Afghanistan),Waheed Khan (GEO Tv),Khalid Mehmood (The News),Irshad Mehmood (Dawn),Mirza Iqbal Baig (Express),Abdul Rasheed Shakoor (BBC),Shahid Hashmi (ARY),Abdul Majid Bhatti (Jang),Eshan Qureshi (APP),Rashid Aziz (Freelance),Tariq Aslam and Imtiaz Naranja (Daily 92 News),Ayub Khan (PTV),Ishaq Baloch (The News),Shahid Ali Khan (Daily Awam),Khalid H Khan,Anwar Zuberi (Dawn),Rafiq Ansari (K21),Syed Wazir Ali Qadri (Jasarat),Former Test Cricketer Iqbal Qasim(NBP), Syed Muhammad Sufi (Geo)and Khurram Mehmood.


Pakistan need technical and honest Sports Journalists,Jahangir Khan


Karachi(Syed Qalbe Muhammad)One of the greatest player in the history of Squash Jahangir Khan said Pakistan need technical and honest Sports Journalists for the capacity building of the nation.I was retire 25 years ago but media keeps me alive in the News.He was addressing the Asia Youth Sports Reporters Training Program 2018 in the local hotel at Karachi.Jahangir said Journalism is a part of Sports Man life I remember when I saw first news of my life in the age of 13 everyone give me lot of respect.Unfortunately we don’t have any program to groom our young talent.Former Test Cricketer Jalaluddin said Sports Journalists motivate the players and always highlighted rights things.In the modren era all sports should be played scientifically,Journalists must updated about the technology.He futher added grass route level player should take 5 years for grooming.T20 is more attractive as compare to T10.Repoters need to be smart to built relation with players.The Future of test cricket never end.We need to adopt modren invention in the game.Former GB Member PCB and President KCCA Prof.Ejaz Ahmed Farooqi said it is the duty of organiser to bring talent on the main stream level.Supporting of Financially weak players is a challenge for me when i was President KCCA,I make entire cricket free of charge on zone level.Justification is very important in selection,if selection is fair media will support you and results will be better.Journalists news will built and damage the career of players.Farooqi said players want security if PM wipeout departments cricket will destory in the Country.Chairman Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association Alamgir Sheikh said media role is very important to give boost up of snooker in Pakistan.After Mohammad Yousf there is a big gap but Mohammad Asif wins is a snooker revival.We gets the sponsor and polish alot of talented players.Sports Journalism is a wonderful career and very vast and open field.PBSA is a No 1 federation in out of 42 federation in Pakistan Sports Board.Deputy COO Operations Leisure Leagues Pakistan Muhammad Zabe Khan said sports built the profile of country.If organiser doing a good job it need to report well.Local Media reports is our credit.Women Football organiser Sadia Sheikh expressing her views that media can play his role in the development of women football.We need to bring women coaches to groom our girls in football.After facing lot of difficulties we already introducing football in Thar.Senior Journalist and Former Reporter of APP Ashan Qureshi said triple “D” Determination,Dedication,Devoation is very important in the life of Sports Journalist.We need to focus what going on today.This is the basic duty of Journalist to built and create the news.The base of media is Print Media as it’s importance remain same until the coming centuries.Anchor Person and Senior Repoter Daily Jang Majid Bhatti expressing his views that spicy news kills your createtiblity.You need to be alert to give big stories because if story is back fire it will creates problem for you.News is the face of Journalist.Anchor Geo Super Waheed Khan said Print Media across the globe facing very big challenge I advised repoters to come online editions.Reporters must have network of information.Source is based on your trust.If you have news you must deliver it.In the end Channel 24 Reporter Mehmood Raiz briefed about the importance of social media.The event is successful because of Secretary PSWF Amjad Aziz Malik,President SJAS Tariq Aslam,GS Asghar Azeem and his devoted team.The program hosted by Sports Journalist and International Hockey Commentator Raizuddin.



Sports is brightest page in Newspaper, Anisuddin Khan addressing Asia Youth Sports Reporters Training Program


Karachi(Syed Qalb-e-Muhammad)Senior Journalist Anisuddin Khan said that Sports is the brightest page in the Newspaper because it’s covers Human Achievements.Sports Reporting is the Passion,if you have passion you can do it very well.He was addressing the Asia Youth Sports Reporters Training Program 2018 in local hotel at Karachi.The event supported by Pakistan Sports Writers Federation and AIPS and organised by SJAS and Triple E.He said when readers pickup the newspaper in the morning then our performance is infort of him.I personally believe knowledge is on the printed paper and we have time to investigate the news.He added the main thing reporter must know how can he strike a balance of his news and friendship with organiser.Senior Journalist and Former Editor of Daily Jang Mehmood Sham said that all sports in Pakistan are declined because of dirty politics in sports bodies.World Cup winning Captain Imran Khan coming to play 5 years test match for the nation.20 billion people watching his innings and his bowling also.He futher added land mafia grabs the land of play ground by China cutting I don’t know why we use our friendly country name in this cutting?we can call it India cutting as well.The Electronic media presents India Pakistan cricket,hockey matches as a war which is destory the spirit of sports and mindset of the nation.Ptv Producer Iqbal Jamil said that this is the era of competition sports journalist is need to write his expertisie.Broadcast journalism is based on the clock dail because they have a limited time.Print Media journalist have enough time and space to write his story.Journalists try to develop the writing flavours.When you write,write from your heart.Director Centre Excellence of Journalism Kamal Siddqui said now a days journalism industry is in over all crisis.40 news channel in Pakistan and they are compete in limited budget.Unfortunately media houses are part of business group.Journalism is not a priority Bussiness is their aim.75% journalists don’t have a journalism degree,in Pakistan you no need licence to enter in journalism.Senior Repoter Geo Atiq ur Rehman brief about the how to make a good packages in electronic media.Now a days our journalists are busy to take selfies with sports personalities this is not our work.Senior Reporter Daily Express Zubair Nazir Khan is brief the participants about the basic ethics of Journalism.On this ocassion Senior Provincial Minister Nasir Hussain Shah,Secretary Sports Sindh Haroon Ahmed,Secretary PSWF Amjad Aziz Malik,Patron Sjas Dr.Farhan Essa,Dr.Syed Junaid Ali Shah,President Tariq Aslam,Secretary Asghar Azeem and other dignitaries are also present.Young Journalists from Afghanistan,Iran and Nepal are participating in this workshop.International Hockey commentator Raizuddin conducted the whole program.