LAHORE: Pakistan are fielding two teams in the 44th World Bridge Team Championship which starts from Saturday at the Wuhan International Convention Center in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

The teams left for China on Wednesday.

The ladies team comprises of Rubina Agha (captain), Qudsia Dossa, Rubina Hai, Fatima Raza, Shahnaz Pirzada and Najm Abid.

The team made to the competition after their victory in the BFAME Championship in Jordan this year.

The other national side will compete in the Mixed Team Event and includes top-ranked bridge players like Ghalib Bandesha, Durriah Vasi and Sajid Nabi Malik, who will also be the Chef-de-Mission.

Another honour for Pakistan is that Ihsan Qadir, an accomplished tournament organiser who is also the secretary of Pakistan Bridge Federation, will be the tournament director.

Published in Dawn, September 13th, 2019