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Pakistan lose to India, clinch silver medal in Asian netball

December 18, 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR: Pakistan netball team players and officials pose after the final of the Asian Netball Championship on Sunday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Pakistan netball team players and officials pose after the final of the Asian Netball Championship on Sunday.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan were beaten by arch-rivals India by 51-50 goals on Sunday to finish their Asian Men’s Netball Championship campaign with a silver medal.

Pakistan were the more dominant side until the end of the third quarter but India edged out the eventual losers by a one-goal difference when it mattered the most in the last.

In the third-place match, Singapore defeated hosts Malaysia by 50-48 goals.

Pakistan Netball Federation chairman Zafar Iqbal Awan, president Mudassar Arain and secretary Mohammad Riaz congratulated the national side for their runners up position in the tournament.

Published in Dawn, December 18th, 2017