PNF to pick 20 outstanding players to compete in Asian Netball C’ship

KARACHI  : Open trials for the selection of Pakistan netball team, which will participate in the Asian Men’s Netball Championship 2017 will be held on September 14 and 15 at Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Coaching Centre, Karachi.

According to Pakistan Netball Federation (PNF) President Mudassar Arain, the Asian Men’s Netball Championship will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 2017, said a press release. The PNF would select 20 outstanding players during the two-day trials and will invite them to the national men’s netball training camp in October 2017.

PNF had already sent a letter to all affiliated units for open trials and have also requested them to send their best players for the trials. PNF Chairman Zafar Iqbal Awan has nominated a four-member selection committee for the trials. The selection committee will be headed by Ajazul Haque, while the members include Muhammad Riaz, Anwar Ahmed Ansari, Syed Toqeer Ahmed and Muhammad Rizwan.

Besides Pakistan, other teams participating in the event include Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Chinese Taipei, Sri Lanka, Maldives, India, Iran, Afghanistan and Japan. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan had won a silver medal in the last Asian Men’s Netball Championship 2016.

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