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Taekwondo crew leaves for S-Korea to play three contests



ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Taekwondo crew has left for South Korea to characteristic in three back-to-back upcoming championships scheduled to be held from June 23 to July 2.

In keeping with particulars, the championships embody seventh Asian Poomsae, twenty fifth Asian Kyorugi and Chuncheon Korea Open Worldwide Taekwondo Championships 2022.

Pakistan crew would start their tour by participating in coaching classes on June 22.   The Asian Poomsae Occasion would start at Chuncheon Metropolis, Gangwon Province on June 23 whereas the twenty fifth Asian Taekwondo Kyorugi Championship shall be held from June 24 to 27 at Chuncheon Metropolis, Gangwon Province, Korea.

The 2022 Chuncheon Korea Open Worldwide Taekwondo Championship is scheduled to be performed from June 27.

The kukkiwon coach Grasp Seongoh Choi of Korea mentioned Pakistani gamers have been extremely gifted and eager learners. They’ve labored arduous and undergone rigorous coaching for the Asian occasions and are additionally mentally and bodily match and can give their hundred per cent efficiency to make it to the victory podium, he mentioned.

South Asian Video games gold medalist Haroon Khan mentioned it was a matter of pleasure to signify Pakistan at worldwide occasions. All gamers are upbeat and aspire to provide their greatest to provide outstanding outcomes for the nation and win laurels, he mentioned.

Chief of Military Employees G-One Championship Gold medal winner Hamza Saeed mentioned gamers have been aiming for victory within the mentioned occasions.

Feminine athletes Fatimah Tuz Zahraa Khawar and Zoya Sabir mentioned participation in these occasions would assist gamers acquire expertise and worldwide publicity.

Gamers can even get a possibility to work together with the most effective world class athletes and coaches by enjoying alongside them which can add to their expertise, they mentioned.

Pakistan Taekwondo Federation President Lt Col (R) Waseem Janjua mentioned our gamers’ participation within the 10-day coaching and training camp in Iran earlier this month, could be instrumental in crew’s efficiency.

World’s greatest outfits are that includes in these occasions. Our crew can also be well-prepared and I hope that they are going to produce good outcomes and clinch medals for the nation, he mentioned.




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Afridi to function in second season of KPL regardless of harm



Pakistan cricket celebrity Shahid Afridi has joined the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) franchise Jammu Janbaz for the second version of the match, which is scheduled for August this yr.

Shahid Afridi’s final season within the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) was minimize brief as a consequence of an harm because the all-rounder withdrew halfway by means of the HBL PSL 7.

Nonetheless, the fan-favorite cricketer is again in motion as he will probably be representing Jammu Janbaz in the course of the second version of KPL.

Talking about his accidents and bodily situation, Afridi mentioned:

“I can nonetheless play league cricket however medical doctors have suggested surgical procedure however I’m attempting to recuperate again ache by means of train. I can’t play full Kashmir Premier League as a consequence of health however positively will play a few matches representing Jammu Janbaz.”

After becoming a member of the franchise, the all-rounder claimed that he doesn’t want any farewell match because the help of the whole nation is sufficient for him.

“I don’t want a farewell for the retirement. The love of the folks is an excessive amount of for me,” Afridi said.

With reference to lately introduced central contracts, Afridi confirmed his disappointment and claimed that some gamers have been ignored.

“The PCB Central Contracts triggered injustice to 3 to 4 gamers,” he concluded.

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LPL 2022: 9 Pakistani cricketers picked, Imad amongst costliest picks



The gamers’ draft for the 2022 version of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) was held on Tuesday. Varied franchises picked 9 cricketers from Pakistan.

Galle Gladiators bagged all-rounder Imad Wasim for $60,000. He’s among the many costliest gamers.

In the meantime, Asif Ali was bagged by Colombo Stars for $50,000, Faheem Ashraf ($50,000) by Galle Gladiators, and veteran batter Shoaib Malik for $40,000 by Jaffna Kings.

Jaffna additionally obtained the providers of Shahnawaz Dahani for $25000 whereas Galle Gladiators bagged Azam Khan for a similar worth.

Rising batter Haider Ali went to Dambulla Giants for $25000. In the meantime, pacer Usman Shinwari and Sarfaraz Ahmed had been picked for $15000 respectively by Kandy Falcons and Galle Gladiators.

The 2022 Draft included a complete of 353 gamers, together with 173 Sri Lankan first-class gamers, Worldwide and ex-Worldwide gamers, and 180 overseas gamers.

The five-team competitors will finish on August 21, 2022, and can happen in Colombo and Hambantota.

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Shikhar Dhawan to guide India in West Indies ODIs as Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah rested



India have named a younger 16-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI collection in West Indies.

Shikhar Dhawan is ready to guide the aspect, with Ravindra Jadeja named vice-captain. India will play three ODIs in Trinidad, beginning 22 July.

A number of key members of the ODI squad, together with common captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah amongst others, have been rested for the collection.

Deepak Hooda has been rewarded for his spectacular exhibiting within the current T20Is and finds a spot within the squad. Shubman Gill returns to the ODI setup for the primary time for the reason that tour of Australia in 2020.

With Rishabh Pant rested, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson would be the designated wicket-keepers. The spin trio of Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel shall be tasked with main the bowling assault within the absence of senior quick bowlers.

India have opted to area a younger, inexperienced tempo assault for the collection. Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh full India’s fast-bowling unit. Of the 5, probably the most capped is Shardul Thakur with 19 ODIs whereas Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh are but to make their ODI debut.

India squad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh

After the completion of the ODI collection, India are set to play West Indies in 5 T20Is in what shall be thought-about to be essential preparation for the T20 World Cup later this 12 months.

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