My “thumping victory” from Allah

Yasin Merchant’s standout achievement was to win the Asian Snooker title – in dramatic circumstances, with a helping hand from Allah. But as he explains here, sport is perfect preparation for success in all walks of life. Yasin says: “What I love most about snooker is that it gave me an opportunity to showcase my […]

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“Amazing spectacle” brings community together

This year’s Stanmore Jafferys Festival of Rackets has been hailed the best ever after 460 players took part in 37 exciting competitions. The weekend of 6-7 July saw fantastic finals, thrilling exhibitions, celebrity appearances, a buzzing family picnic and an interactive Wimbledon fanzone marquee. Held at the Royal Masonic School in Rickmansworth, it proved to […]

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Diversity lesson from England’s World-Cup winning cricketers

A top campaigner for diversity in sport has called on British tennis to follow the example set by England’s multicultural cricket squad. Writing in UK national newspaper The Independent, chairman of Stanmore Jafferys Racket Sports (SJRS) Abbas Merali claimed sport is “a unique force for social good.” “The England cricket team has received as much […]

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We LOVE this festival!

“We LOVE this festival” … “We’ve had an amazing time!” … “Just brilliant!” That was the verdict of the 950 participants, families and friends who made the Al Wahda Sports Festival and Carnival hosted by the ISIJ of Toronto, Canada, another massive success. The event held from June 28 to July 1 drew talented sportsmen, […]

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Cage Cricket contest attracts 300 youngsters

More than 300 young people have had a fantastic lesson in teamwork and high-energy fun at Karachi Jamaat’s first Cage Cricket tournament. Fatimiyah Sports Complex hosted the event, bringing 40 teams together to compete in a sport that promises “high-octane entertainment.” Cage Cricket is described as “dynamic, visual, fused with the attitude of youth culture […]

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Europe’s biggest Khoja sports event set for Birmingham

One of the longest-running annual sports festivals takes place in Birmingham over August Bank Holiday. MAMT 2019 will run from 24 August to 26 August, with over 1,000 participants and spectators from European Jamaats expected to revel in a weekend of competitive sports activities. It is the single largest sports event for Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri […]

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