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Farid Khan (tennis)

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Farid Khan
فرید خان
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Country (sports) Pakistan
ResidenceLahore, Pakistan
Born (1994-07-16) 16 July 1994 (age 26)
Lahore, Pakistan
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)

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Farid Khan (Urdu-Pashto: فرید خان‎; born 16 July 1994, in Lahore) is a tennis player, motivational speaker and a sports journalist.

File:Farid Khan with Pakistan opener Abid Ali at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.jpg
Farid Khan with Pakistan opener Abid Ali at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore

Education[edit]

Farid Khan studied at St. Anthony's High School, Lahore before joining Forman Christian College, Lahore. He took active part in sports and won bronze medal in tennis in the Punjab Olympics, 2011. He studied Mass Communication to pursue his career in sports journalism. He also served his university as President of the Sports Society. He was featured in Qaiser Abbas' book Shabash Kahani.

Career[edit]

Farid Khan started writing sports articles at the age of 16. He has written articles on the Ruhuna Royals, a Sri Lanka Premier League team. He was the correspondent of PakPassion, a sports website based in the United Kingdom. He has covered Pakistan's domestic tournaments as well as the training camps. He has covered the Faysal Bank tournament, the President's Cup and trophy, the training camp in Abbottabad and numerous notable press conferences. He has also worked for a firm named ContentCreatorZ in Lahore as a sports content writer. He has also interviewed Aqeel Khan, Pakistan No. 1 ranked tennis player and Pakistan's most prolific tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. He has also interviewed Pakistan's No. 1 swimmer Kiran Khan, Pakistan's hockey legend Sohail Abbas and former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez. He has also played many local tennis tournaments, including the Long Beach U-18 tournament and the Lahore Open. He worked with PTV Sports during the London Olympics 2012 transmission and the English Premier League Season 2012–13.

He joined Peshawar Zalmi as Social Media Manager in 2018 and worked with the franchise for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League. He is currently working with Cricingif in the similar capacity and covered the T10 League in 2018 and the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League earlier this year.

Television appearances[edit]

Farid Khan appears regularly on sports channels in the country. He worked with Waqt News as football analyst during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He is a regular on Dawn News these days in a show named 'Replay'[1]

Interviews with Aqeel Khan, Kiran Khan and Mohammad Hafeez[edit]

Farid Khan interviewed Pakistan's No. 1 tennis player, Aqeel Khan,[2] Pakistan's No. 1 swimmer, Kiran Khan,[3] and Pakistan's T20I captain, Mohammad Hafeez,[4] for PakPassion.

Coverage[edit]

Farid Khan has covered these events:

  • President's Cup[5]
  • Faysal Bank Cup[6]
  • King of Speed Trials[7]
  • Abbottabad Conditioning Camp[8]
  • Champions Trophy press conference[9]
  • Pakistan A vs Kenya Cricket Series 2014[10]
  • Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Cricket Series 2015
  • Pakistan Super League 2018
  • T10 League Season 2
  • Pakistan Super League 2019

Contribution to The Lahore Times[edit]

Farid Khan's interviews with Aqeel Khan,[11] Kiran Khan[12] and Mohammad Hafeez[13] have been published in The Lahore Times.

Contribution to Tennis World USA[edit]

Farid Khan's interviews with Aqeel Khan,[14] Kiran Khan[15] and Mohammad Hafeez[16] have also been published in Tennis World USA.

References[edit]

  1. "Replay on Dawn News". Dawn News. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  2. ""I am sure Pakistan will progress in tennis in the years to come": Aqeel Khan". www.pakpassion.net. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  3. "Kiran Khan in PakPassion". pakpassion.net. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Mohammad Hafeez in PakPassion". pakpassion.net. Archived from the original on 18 August 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "Faysal Bank T20 Day-two". www.pakpassion.net. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  6. "SNGPL vs WAPDA - President's Cup One-Day Tournament - Karachi - 19/4/13 - Final - Page 3". www.pakpassion.net. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  7. "Ufone 'King of Speed' Round 2, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore". www.pakpassion.net. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  8. "Reporting Live from Abbottabad Training Camp". www.pakpassion.net. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  9. "Champions Trophy Squad Announced". www.pakpassion.net. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  10. "Kenya visit set to change perceptions". www.pakpassion.net. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  11. Aqeel Khan interview in Lahore Times
  12. "Kiran Khan interview in Lahore Times". Archived from the original on 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2019-03-21. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. "Mohammad Hafeez interview in Lahore Times". Archived from the original on 2015-05-19. Retrieved 2019-03-21. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  14. "Tennis World USA". Tennis World USA. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  15. "Exclusive interview with Pakistan&acutes Olympic swimmer and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz". Tennis World USA. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  16. "Interview with Mohammad Hafeez". Tennis World USA. Retrieved 21 March 2019.


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