National Junior U16 Badminton C’ship begins in Charsadda
CHARSADDA: The National Junior U16 Badminton Championship part of the KP National U16 Games got underway here at Abdul Wali Khan Sports Complex, Charsadda. The teams of Balochistan and Sindh got a bye in the Badminton Team Events Girls competition. The match would be played between Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh.
In the matches played at Qamar Zaman Squash Complex, Peshawar, Fahad Sharif of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa defeated Abdul Basit of Sindh. Hamad Khan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa defeated Anas Dilshad of Sindh by 11-4, 11-4 and 11-4 while in the third match. Mutahir Ali of KP defeated Zaman of Sindh by 11-3, 11-2 and 11-8. In Volleyball competitions, Gilgit-Baltistan team won against Punjab by 25-23, 256 and 25-12 while in the second match, Azad Jammu and Kashmir defeated Sindh by 25-17, 25-12.
In the Hockey competition, Sindh stunned Punjab by 1-0 in a thrilling match. Both Sindh and Punjab gave each other a tough fight but Sindh mostly dominated the proceedings. Sindh took the lead in the 56th minute when full-back Faraz sounded the board. Punjab tried to level the tally but failed and thus lost the match. - APP