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Pakistan, India to battle it out in Asian Netball final today

by December 17, 2017 General
Pakistan’s 15-member squad posing for the event at the inauguration ceremony of the tournament. Photo: Facebook/Asian Men’s Netball Championship

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakistan will face off against arch-rival India in the final of the Second Asian Men’s Netball Championship today (Sunday).

The match is scheduled to start at 11:30 AM (PST). 

Pakistan qualified for the final after defeating Singapore 75-63 during the semi-final on Saturday. On the other hand, India qualified after defeating host team Malaysia 47-44.

Interestingly, Pakistan defeated traditional rivals India 70-41 in the Round-Robin Matches of the tournament, which kicked off on Wednesday.

Pakistan remains undefeated in the tournament and scored the most goals after the Round-Robin Matches.

The netball squad of Pakistan comprises Mohammad Akhtar (captain), Samad Masood (vice-captain), Mehboob Shah, Ali Raza Fareed, Muhammad Khursheed, Abid Ali Ansari, Haris Kamal, Masoon Abbasa, Yawar Khan, Zahid Iqbal, Muhammad Rizwan and Naseeb Raza.

Mudassar Razak is the team’s manager with Anwar Ahmed Ansari as the coach. Muhammad Riaz is assistant manager and Yassir assistant coach.