Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sports News (28.03.2010)


All Pakistan Tennis Cup from today
LAHORE: All Pakistan Tennis Cup will begin today at Model Town Sports Club, Geo News reported Sunday.

Tournament’s Chief Organisers Rao Akbar Lateef told a press conference here that the tournament will last for eight days under seven categories events with 220 players from across the country.

Davis Cup players Aqeel Khan, Jalil Khan and Yasir Khan are also participating the tournament to be played at both grass and hard courts.

National coach Rasheed Malik said Pakistan’s tennis ranking improved in comparison with other sports, adding these events will help polish national talents in better fashion.

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