It was a display of total domination by defending series champion Al Faisal al Zubair as he made a clean sweep with a hat-trick of race wins after claiming three pole places in the second round of the Porsche BWT GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain on Saturday.
Former champions Muscat was held to a 3-3 draw by Sohar in a Pool B match of the His Majesty's Cup Hockey Championship at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Saturday.
Oman's Aqib Ilyas displayed his batting talent in ample measure on Saturday when he slammed a century (117) against heavyweights India at the third Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Teams Cup 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Saturday.
Oman Sail has roped in French sailing hero Franck Cammas to manage its Diam 24 multihull and Figaro campaigns next year. Cammas is one of France's most accomplished sailor and will join the race squads during the 2019 season as Oman Sail looks to build on its successful global sailing programme.
Ahead of the second round of the 2018-19 Porsche BWT GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Oman's young Al Faisal al Zubair had expressed his love to race on his 'favourite' circuit.
Record title-holder Fanja kept its hopes of a tenth His Majesty's Cup Football Championship crown alive as it edged past last year's runner-up Sohar on an away-goal rule despite losing the second-leg 0-1 at the ROP Stadium in Muscat on Wednesday.
Last year's runner-up Seeb began its His Majesty's Cup Hockey Championship campaign on a rousing note as it trounced its arch-rival, Ahli-Sidab, 7-4 in a thrilling match at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Wednesday.
A confident Al Faisal al Zubair of Oman hopes to extend his overall series lead when he competes in the second round of the 2018-19 Porsche BWT GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East Series at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, on December 7-8.