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May 05, 2017

Quote of the day

I think a lot of his (Julio Chavez Junior’s) fans are more his father’s fans than his, and his fans follow his father

Canelo Alvarez (Mexican pro boxer)

 

Snooker events in Bishkek postponed

By our correspondent

KARACHI: The Asian Team Snooker Championship 2017 and the 6-Red Snooker Championship 2017 scheduled to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, later this month, have been postponed. Pakistan Billiards & Snooker Association (PBSA) president Munawwar Hussain Shaikh said he had received a communication in this regard from the Asian Confederation of Billiard Sports (ACBS) on Thursday. “The ACBS has informed us that due to the numerous human casualties as a result of a landslide on April 29 in Uzgen region of Kyrgyzstan, its board has decided to postpone the twin championships,” the PBSA president said.  Mohammad Sajjad, Asjad Iqbal, Mohammad Bilal and Babar Masih are to represent Pakistan in the twin events, originally planned to be held from May 13 to 19.

PFF chief  injured in road  accident    

By our correspondent

 KARACHI: The president of  FIFA-recognised Pakistan  Football Federation (PFF)  Faisal Saleh Hayat was seriously  injured in a road accident  at the Gojra-Faisalabad  motorway late Wednesday  night.  Sources close to him told  ‘The News’ that his condition  was out of danger. However,  his driver Qasim was in a critical  condition. Both are receiving  treatment at the Allied  Hospital in Faisalabad.  They were going towards  Jhang, which is the home  town of Faisal, who has recently  joined Pakistan People’s  Party.  He is also the executive  committee member of the  Asian Football Confederation  (AFC).     

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