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NEW DELHI: Kuwait’s Al- Kuwait SC were crowned champions after they managed to defeat Bahrain’s Al-Najma 28-23 in the 24th Asian Men’s Club League Handball Championship held in India’s Hyderabad. Kuwait’s Qadsia SC defeated their Qatari counterparts Al-Arabi 28-27 earlier today to claim the bronze medal. Al-Wakrah of Qatar beat Saudi Arabia’s Al-Noor with a 30-24 final score to bag the fifth while Iran’s Mes Kerman defeated hosts T-Sports of India 33-28 to get the seventh position in the championship. With this victory, Kuwait qualify for the Club World Cup “Super Globe”, which will be held next October in Saudi Arabia.

KUWAIT: Kuwait Karting Championship concluded with 220 players taking part from age from 7 yrs onward in this championship which was held at Kuwait Karting circuit in Al Kut complex in presence of Kuwait Club Karting Chairman Dr. Hamid Boushahri.
Shaaban and Al-Zanki win the Kuwait Karting Championships, Boushahri crowns the winners
In the Youth category (First Place) Abdul Majeed Shaaban (Second Place) Faisal Al Shuwaie (Third Place) Adel Al Shuwaie In Girls category Iman Shams El-Din took first place, while Fatima Al-Shuai’i came second and Asmaa Jayash third Junior category: Yaqoub Al-Zanki won the first place, Khalaf Khaled came second and Mosaed Al-Kandari third Teenagers (women) category: Jenan Boushahri came in first place, while Noura Al-Azmi took second place, while third place went to Misk Al-Saleh.

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah is eager to represent the national side after nearly a year’s gap when they tour Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series next month.
The 36-year-old, whose previous appearance for Pakistan was against the West Indies in August last year, was included in the squad for the Sri Lanka series following 12 months of struggle with injury and fitness.
During the period he was also named in a rape case, though the charges against him were later dropped.
“I’m grateful to be back with the team and enjoyed training with the squad today in the nets,” Yasir told reporters on the sidelines of Pakistan’s preparatory camp for the series on Sunday.

Yasir boasts an exceptional record in Sri Lanka and bagged 24 wickets when Pakistan last played them in 2015, helping his team to a 2-1 series win.
The veteran of 46 Tests shrugged off any chances of him being under pressure having being called after a considerable time outside the squad.
YASIR Shah speaks during the media talk.—Online “There’s never pressure about making a comeback,” said Yasir. “I’m looking forward to break my own records.”
Yasir was named as a reserve in the Pakistan roster for Australia’s historic tour to the country earlier this year. He, however, was not rushed into the side due to a thumb injury.
The wrist-spinner, though, captained Baloch­istan to victory in the Pakistan Cup — the country’s premier domestic 50-over competition — which was held parallel to the Australia Tests.
He finished as the tournament’s second highest wicket-taker with 24 scalps before undergoing a month-long conditioning camp at the National High Perfor­mance Centre ahead of joining the Pakistan squad.
“I attended the month-long camp at the NHPC earlier and worked on my bowling with Mushi Bhai (Mushtaq Ahmed),” said Yasir.
“I’ve tried to prepare myself for the Sri Lankan conditions.
“We’ll also have a tour match in Sri Lanka. I’m well prepared and I’ve already played a series over there, so I’ll be confident.”
Pakistan will start their tour of Sri Lanka with a three-day warm-up match from July 11 before taking on the home side in the first Test on July 16 in Galle.
The second will start on July 24 in Colombo.

DAMMAM: Kuwait National Futsal team on Tuesday regained the tone of victories in the Arab Cup held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia as they beat their Mauritanian counterparts 7-2 in the second round of Group A. Kuwait’s Abdul Rahman Al-Taweel scored three goals; Abdul Latif Al-Abbasi (2) while Saleh Al-Fadil and Sultan Al-Majed scored one gaol each. On the other hand, Mauritania’s Ibrahim Al-Abed scored the two goals for his team. Saudi Arabia kicked off their 2022 Arab Futsal Cup campaign with 6-4 defeat to Palestine in Dammam on Monday night. The result leaves the Green Falcons bottom of the three-team Group 3, with Palestine leading with three points. Libya will face Saudi Arabia in the group’s last match on Wednesday. In Group 1, Morocco overcame Kuwait 6-4 on Monday, while Mauritania comprehensively beat Somalia 8-1 to take an early lead in the table. Meanwhile in Group 2’s only match on the opening night, Egypt and Iraq played to a 3-3 draw. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia reached the semifinals of the 2022 WAFF Women’s Futsal Championship after beating Oman 5-0 at King Abdullah Sports City Hall in Jeddah on Monday night. The result ensured the Green Falcons ended second in Group E with three points, having lost their first match 3-1 to Kuwait, who finished top with a maximum of six points. Oman were last in the group having lost both their matches. Saudi’s goals came from a brace each by Raghad Mukhayzin and Lana Abdelrazek, and a strike from Leen Mohammed, to set a date with Group A winners Bahrain in the semifinals of the tournament on Wednesday. The other last-four clash will see Kuwait take on Iraq on the same day. Meanwhile Palestine and Oman will meet earlier on Wednesday in the fifth-place playoff. The tournament, organized by the West Asia Football Federation, concludes on Friday, June 24, with the final and the third-place playoffs.

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is mulling to hold upcoming T20 matches between Pakistan and England in Karachi, Lahore and Multan, revealed well-informed sources.
No T20 match between Pakistan and England will be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium during the T20 series, say sources
According to media reports, England’s T20 squad is expected to arrive in Pakistan on September 15 and they will play seven matches against the home side during the visit.
No T20 match between the two teams will be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium during the tour, said the sources. Earlier, Pakistan-Australia and Pakistan-West Indies white-ball matches had been shifted from Rawalpindi to Lahore and Multan for different reasons.

Rawalpindi, however, will host a Test series between Pakistan and England in November or December, the sources added.
Talks between the two boards over the T20 series are in the final stages, however, the venues for the upcoming series have been finalised.

KUWAIT: The Kuwait national futsal team lost to Morocco by 4-6 in the opening match of the Arab Futsal Cup, which is currently being held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Kuwait’s goals were scored by Abdul Rahman Al-Taweel (dual), Abdul Latif Al-Abbasi and Saleh Al-Fadil. On the other hand, Idris Rais scored for Morocco a Super Hattrick (4 goals), Youssef Jawad and Abdellatif Fati.

The Moroccan team in the first minutes scored through Rais from a long-range shot, the Kuwaiti player Al-Taweel equalized the score (1-1). In the second half the Moroccan team advanced (4-2), through Al-Fini and Jawad. The Kuwaiti team responded with two goals, through Al-Taweel and Al-Fadil. With the match approaching its end, the Moroccan players took advantage of the mistakes of Kuwait’s defensive line and scored two consecutive goals and the match ended (6-4).

NORTH SOUND: Bangladesh lost four wickets in the morning session to reach lunch at 115-6 in their second innings on day three of the opening Test against the West Indies on Saturday, still needing 47 runs to make the hosts bat again.
Najmul Hossain Shanto survived around 40 minutes but Kyle Mayers set him up and then Mominul Haque later brilliantly. He bowled a host of outswingers to Najmul and then delivered one that went in with the angle and the southpaw edged it to slip. He made 17.
Mominul Haque was similarly set up and the only boundary from his bat came off an inside-edge. A few minutes later, a similar incoming delivery got the better of him as he was adjudged leg-before.
Litton Das played a controlled pull shot for a boundary and struck two fours on the off side. But the right-hander was guilty of chasing a short and wide ball and was caught at slip.
Mahmudul Hasan Joy showed great composure for more than three hours. He left balls outside off, dead-batted the ones that pitched on or around off-stump and played straighter ones to the on side. But a lapse in concentration caused him to throw his bat at one outside off and ended up getting caught at slip. He scored 42 off 153 balls.
Skipper Shakib Al Hasan was unbeaten on five and Nurul Hasan on two.
Bangladesh had closed at 50-2 on Friday, having dismissed the West Indies for 265 in their first innings.
Captain Kraigg Brathwaite anchored the home side’s effort with a typically painstaking 400-minute knock of 94, supported by 63 from Jermaine Blackwood, the vice-captain taking a page from his leader’s operational manual as the contribution was the slowest of his 16 Test half-centuries.
For the Bangladeshis, forced onto the back foot after being routed for 103 just after lunch on day one, Brathwaite’s dismissal triggered their brightest period of play with the home side losing their last seven wickets for 68 runs.
While it was seamer Khaled Ahmed who initiated the slide by consigning the home skipper to his fifth ninety in Test cricket, Mehidy Hasan then stole the show in claiming four of the last six wickets to fall either side of the tea interval.
He also took a sharp catch at short extra-cover as Blackwood became the ninth wicket to fall in pursuit of quick runs.
However Mehidy’s personal delight, and his team’s cautious satisfaction at limiting the West Indies first innings advantage, quickly dissipated when senior opener Tamim Iqbal and Mehidy himself fell to Alzarri Joseph.

BANGLADESH (1st Innings) 103
WEST INDIES (1st Innings):
K. Brathwaite lbw b Khaled 94
J. Campbell b Mustafizur 24
R. Reifer c Nurul b Ebadot 11
N. Bonner b Shakib 33
J. Blackwood c Mehidy b Khaled 63
K. Mayers lbw b Mehidy 7
J. da Silva c Nurul b Mehidy 1
A. Joseph c Nurul b Mehidy 0
K. Roach c Liton b Ebadot 0
G. Motie not out 23
J. Seales lbw b Mehidy 1
EXTRAS (LB-4, NB-2, W-2) 8
TOTAL (all out, 112.5 overs) 265
FALL OF WICKET: 1-44 (Campbell), 2-72 (Reifer), 3-134 (Bonner), 4-197 (Brathwaite), 5-224 (Mayers), 6-230 (da Silva), 7-238 (Joseph), 8-239 (Roach), 9-258 (Blackwood).
BOWLING: Mustafizur 18-7-30-1 (1w), Khaled 22-4-59-2 (1w), Ebadot 28-8-65-2 (2nb), Shakib 21-5-48-1, Mehidy 22.5-6-59-4, Najmul 1-1-0-0
BANGLADESH (2nd Innings, overnight 50-2):
Tamim Iqbal c Da Silva b Joseph 22
Mahmudul Hasan c Da Silva b Roach 42
Mehidy Hasan c Mayers b Joseph 2
Najmul Hossain c Campbell b Mayers 17
Mominul Haque lbw b Mayers 4
Litton Das c Mayers b Roach 17
Shakib Al Hasan not out 5
Nurul Hasan not out 2
EXTRAS (B-2, LB-1, NB-1) 4
TOTAL (for six wkts, 49 overs) 115
TO BAT: Mustafizur Rahman, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain.
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-33 (Tamim), 2-35 (Mehidy), 3-64 (Najmul), 4-75 (Mominul), 5-100 (Litton), 6-109 (Mahmudul)
BOWLING: Roach 16-7-29-2, Seales 8-1-25-0, Joseph 11-3-33-2, Mayers 8-2-16-2 (1nb), Motie 6-1-9-0.

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