Pakistan ‘A’ squad for New Zealand three-day game named

Lahore, October 30, 2014 (PPI-OT): Chairman PCB Mr Shaharyar M. Khan has approved the 15-member Pakistan `A’ side picked by the selection committee headed by Moin Khan. The squad will take on New Zealand in a three-day match at Sharjah from Nov. 3 to 5, 2014.

The squad:

1. Abid Ali

2. Adil Amin

3. Adnan Akmal (wicketkeeper)

4. Anwar Ali (captain)

5. Attaullah

6. Babar Azam

7. Bilawal Bhatti

8. Ehsan Adil

9. Haris Sohail

10. Junaid Ilyas

11. Karamat Ali

12. Raza Hasan

13. Saad Ali

14. Sami Aslam

15. Shaan Masood

The Synopsis:

The side includes four Test cricketers – Adnan Akmal, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil and Shan Masood, and three internationals, namely Haris Sohail, Raza Hasan and Anwar Ali. Raza Hasan, along with Sami Aslam and Karamat Ali, was part of the Pakistan Under-19 side that reached the final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014 in the United Arab Emirates.

Adnan, Attaullah, Babar, Ehsan, Haris, Karamat, Raza and Shan were also part of the four-day match between Pakistan `A’ and Australia. From the side that beat Australia by 153 runs, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Imran Khan and Rahat Ali featured in the first Test, which Pakistan won by 221 runs.

Moin Khan Quote:

Announcing the squad, Chairman of Selectors, Moin Khan said: “The selectors are committed to give budding youngsters every opportunity against international sides to express themselves and stake a claim in the Pakistan side.

“We are very fortunate to have a big pool of quality cricketers but only 15 players can be selected for a match. Those not selected for the New Zealand three-dayer, shouldn’t be disappointed. Instead, they must focus on domestic cricket and continue to work hard as every performance will be considered seriously and players showing consistency will be rewarded at some stage.”

For more information, contact:
Nadeem Sarwar
Media Manager
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 54600, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 571 7231 -4
Fax: +9242 571 1860

Younis, Azhar frustrate Australia in second Test

Abu Dhabi, October 30, 2014 (PPI-OT): Younis Khan became the first batsman in 90 years to hit three hundreds in consecutive innings while Azhar Ali notched his sixth Test hundred as Pakistan punished Australia on the opening day in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Younis, 36, who smashed twin hundreds in the first Test, notched 111 not out for his 27th century to help Pakistan close the opening day on a solid footing of 304/2 after they won the toss and elected to bat on a flat Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch.

In the last over before stumps, Azhar Ali also completed his sixth Test hundred and was unbeaten on 101 on a day Australia used as many as eight bowlers and unusual fielding placings but failed to break the Ali-Younis third wicket stand, which has so far yielded 208 runs. Younis lofted spinner Glenn Maxwell to long-on boundary for his tenth four to complete his hundred before raising his bat to his teammates and a few dozen people who gave him a standing ovation. England’s Herbert Sutcliffe was the last man to score three hundreds in three consecutive Test innings against Australia way back in 1924-25.

Before Younis, three Pakistani batsmen, Zaheer Abbas (v India in 1982) Mudassar Nazar (v India in 1982) and Mohammad Yousuf (v West Indies in 2006) had achieved three consecutive centuries. So ruthless was Younis that even the second new ball, taken soon after it was due, could not disturb him. He has so far hit ten fours and a six during his 155-ball knock. Things went wrong for Michael Clarke right from the toss when he wrongly called tails.

He did everything, from using two short mid-wickets, a short mid-on and a man almost behind the umpire at the bowler’s end, but even that failed to get him any wickets, leaving him frustrated in his bid to avoid a first series defeat against Pakistan since 1994. Pakistan won the first Test of the two-match series by 221 runs in Dubai. “It was a tough day,” said Clarke. “I tried everything, some unorthodox fields but we couldn’t take as many wickets as we would have wanted and that’s disappointing.” Ali expressed admiration for Younis Khan’s form.

For more information, contact:
Nadeem Sarwar
Media Manager
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 54600, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 571 7231 -4
Fax: +9242 571 1860

Director General Pakistan Sports Board presides meeting in connection with establishing Sports University at Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad

Islamabad, October 30, 2014 (PPI-OT): Director General Pakistan Sports Board hold a meeting in connection with establishing a Sports University at Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad. In the meeting a committee comprising of DDG (R and T), DDG (Acad), and DDG (Tech) headed by Director General PSB, was constituted.

The committee will coordinate with other International Sports Universities for seeking assistance in establishing Sports University at Islamabad. Committee is assigned the task to hire the services of a consultant in the matter. Committee will also study the establishment of different International Sports Universities and will submit its report for further course of action.

For more information, contact:
Syed Aimal Shah
Director (PR and MM)
Pakistan Sports Board
Location: Kashmir Highway, Near Aabpara, Islamabad
PABX: +9251 920 2410, 920 2412, 920 2413
Fax: +9251 920 3077
Email: infopsb@sports.gov.pk
Web: www.sports.gov.pk

Print media analysis

Karachi, October 30, 2014 (PPI-OT): Print industry report gives the overall picture of advertising on Newspapers and Magazines for the period September’14. It covers top advertisers, categories and brands, newspapers, magazines and their % share in total advertising.

For more information, contact:
Nafisa Gabaji
Communications Executive
Pakistan Advertisers Society (PAS)
2nd Floor, 6-C, 7th Commercial Lane,
Zamzama, Phase V, DHA
Karachi – Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35836072
Fax: +92-21-35836073
Email: secretariat@pas.org.pk, nafisa.gabaji@pas.org.pk
Website: www.pas.org.pk

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Digital trend report released

Karachi, October 30, 2014 (PPI-OT): A digital agency has released the digital trend report for the month of September 2014. Purpose of this report is to give readers an overview of the digital industry landscape of Pakistan. The report covers how social media is evolving and how brands locally and globally are effectively using this medium.

For more information, contact:
Nafisa Gabaji
Communications Executive
Pakistan Advertisers Society (PAS)
2nd Floor, 6-C, 7th Commercial Lane,
Zamzama, Phase V, DHA
Karachi – Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35836072
Fax: +92-21-35836073
Email: secretariat@pas.org.pk, nafisa.gabaji@pas.org.pk
Website: www.pas.org.pk

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Guide to programmatic media

Karachi, October 30, 2014 (PPI-OT): This document provides background and guidance on how programmatic media works and how advertisers can better engage with this space to improve visibility and performance. In addition, the intention is to illustrate how the continued onset of programmatic media is likely to affect the way media trading is conducted and how advertisers might realign their approach to trading in the programmatic age.

For more information, contact:
Nafisa Gabaji
Communications Executive
Pakistan Advertisers Society (PAS)
2nd Floor, 6-C, 7th Commercial Lane,
Zamzama, Phase V, DHA
Karachi – Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35836072
Fax: +92-21-35836073
Email: secretariat@pas.org.pk, nafisa.gabaji@pas.org.pk
Website: www.pas.org.pk

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Good Knight comes to Pakistan

Karachi, October 30, 2014 (PPI-OT): One of the conglomerates of home and personal care based in India has ventured into Pakistani market through Good Knight – a mosquito repellent brand. The launch has been planned in October by a local distribution and marketing company Numeric Distribution Network (NDN) who is currently handling few more Indian brands including Parle (Biscuits) and Tej Ram Dharam Paul (Cool Lip Mouth Freshener).

Good Knight is the bestselling mosquito repellent brand in India and various other countries globally. Over the years, Good Knight has come up with different ways to become superior at producing safe and highly effective products to help protect against mosquito bites. Aerosol (an aerosol spray for mosquitoes and flies), Advanced Active+ (a liquid vaporizer that attacks mosquitoes two times faster than others) and Low Smoke Coil (which reduces irritating smoke) are some of Godrej’s breakthrough innovations now being made available in Pakistan.

Good Night will be facing competition from Mortein by Reckitt Benckiser, a strong brand in Pakistan with enjoying a major market share.

For more information, contact:
Nafisa Gabaji
Communications Executive
Pakistan Advertisers Society (PAS)
2nd Floor, 6-C, 7th Commercial Lane,
Zamzama, Phase V, DHA
Karachi – Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35836072
Fax: +92-21-35836073
Email: secretariat@pas.org.pk, nafisa.gabaji@pas.org.pk
Website: www.pas.org.pk

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