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Pakistan to field 24-member team in world 6-Reds, Team Event

Pakistan to field 24-member team in world 6-Reds, Team Event

KARACHI: Hardly 24 hours after adding two new faces in the aftermath of Asian champion Hamza Akbar’s omission besides reshuffling the team, the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF) included another pair comprising two players for the World 6-Reds and Team Cha­m­p­ionship on Friday, officials said.

The duo that has been made part of the Pakistan team comprised former international Abdul Sattar and Zulfiqar A. Qadir. It is pertinent to mention that Mohammad Bilal and Rambel Gul earned selection in the team on Thursday.

Hosts Pakistan will now field a strong team of 24 cueists — 12 in 6-Reds, eight pairs in team event and three pairs in masters. Ten players are common in the 6-Reds and Team Event.




Meanwhile, Karachi commissioner Shoaib Siddiqui has assured foolproof security to the foreign teams and guests during their stay in the city.

“Special sleuths will be deployed in and around the Movenpick hotel to ensure smooth holding of the mega event,” he told the PBSF president Alamgir Shaikh.

Final team:

6-Reds: Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Sajjad, Shahram Changezi, Babar Masih, Khurram Agha, Mohammad Majid Ali, Mohammad Asif Toba, Hunain Amir, Sohail Shehzad, Shahid Aftab, Asjad Iqbal and Mohammad Bilal.

Team Event: Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Sajjad; Babar Masih and Shahram Changezi; Asjad Iqbal and Shahid Aftab; Imran Shehzad and Sohail Shehzad; Sultan Mohammad and Akash Rafique; Mohammad Majid Ali and Hunain Amir; Mohammad Asif Toba and Rambel Gul; Abdul Sattar and Zulfiqar A Qadir.

Masters: Naveen Perwani and Mohammad Yousuf; Ahmed Bawany and Sarwar Siddiqui; Saqib Jamal and Mukhtar.

Published in Dawn, August 1st, 2015

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