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  • Pakistan eye more tours, look to shed security concerns

    An attack by militants on a bus in Karachi that left 45 people dead just days before the tour created further doubts, but Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) managing director Alistair Campbell said his country was glad to have played its part in Pakistan's cricket revival...

    “It was a tough decision to send the team, especially with opposition by some people in the wake of killings in Karachi, but in the end we are happy that we played a part in...

  • Zimbabwe series no surety for more tours: NZ players’ association

    KARACHI: “Zimbabwe tour may well have proceeded without any untoward incident but that in no way means future tours in Pakistan are safe,” Heath Mills, chief executive of New Zealand Cricket Players Association (NZCPA), said...

    ”In response to a question whether the ICC’s decision to “recognise” series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe as official and yet not sending any umpires was contradictory, Heath said: “The ICC is a Members...

  • Bangladesh hire Samaraweera to prepare their batsmen for NZ, India tours

    DHAKA: Bangladesh on Friday named former Sri Lankan cricketer Thilan Samaraweera as their batting consultant for next month's home series against England...

    Samaraweera's appointment came a day after former West Indies great Courtney Walsh agreed a three-year term to become the specialist pace bowling coach of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)
  • More arguments sought on PM’s lavish foreign tours

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of a petition against lavish foreign tours of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public exchequer...

    Petitioner barrister Javed Iqbal Jafree argued that the prime minister had been doing unnecessary foreign tours along with his family putting an undue burden on the national kitty...

  • IPC, PSB decide to give PHF funds for Europe, Korea tours

    ISLAMABAD: Officials of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) must be heaving a sigh of relief in that the Ministry of Inter-provincial Coordination (IPC) and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) on Thursday decided to provide funds to the country’s hockey governing body for the upcoming tours of Europe and Korea...

    The minister said that the Pakistan Olympian Association (POA) will also help the PHF in connection with the expenses to be...

  • Safari train tours from Peshawar to Attock Khurd

    PESHAWAR: The Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in collaboration with the Pakistan Railways and Sehrai Travels and Tours initiated train tours from Peshawar to Attock Khurd on Saturday...

    Previously these tours were arranged for a select group of people who were invited to travel on the train...

  • Australia pay war ends, ensuring upcoming tours

    Australia's bruising and protracted cricket pay dispute was finally resolved on Thursday with the players and management agreeing on a new “in-principle” deal, ensuring upcoming series against Bangladesh, India and England can go ahead...

    The players appeared to be the winners in the five-year agreement, worth an estimated US $396 million, as they retained the revenue-sharing model they had been fighting for — with women cricketers also...
  • Australia’s pay war ends to ensure future tours, Ashes

    MELBOURNE:Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) announced they had agreed a new pay deal ‘in principle’ on Thursday, finally ending an acrimonious dispute that threatened upcoming tours of Bangladesh and India and this year’s Ashes series...

  • US VP tours Indonesian mosque in outreach to Muslims

    US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday toured the biggest mosque in Muslim-majority Indonesia during a visit seen as a highly symbolic gesture from an administration that has been accused of stoking Islamophobia...

    After kicking off his stop in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country by praising its moderate Islam as “an inspiration”, he visited Istiqlal Mosque, whose vast white dome towers over downtown Jakarta
  • It will be a 'matter of happiness' if India tours Pakistan: Afridi

    DUBAI: Pakistan's T20 skipper Shahid Afridi on Wednesday fully endorsed any resumption of cricket ties with India, saying wherever and whenever a series is played the show must go on, irrespective of politics...

    Asked about the Pakistan players' reaction to a possible series between the arch-rivals in Sri Lanka next month, Afridi replied: “I think cricket should go on between Pakistan and India because it creates good contacts
  • ‘Lack of international tours ended Pakistan boxers’ Olympic hopes’

    KARACHI: The dreams of Pakistan’s boxers to qualify for this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro came crashing down last week in the Azeri capital of Baku when five hopefuls lost their matches in the final qualifying round for the Games...

    Read: Amir Khan willing to represent Pakistan at Rio OlympicsHussain believed that it was the lack of international training tours that kept the boxers away from precious experience which would have...

  • Top Chinese singer tours disputed S. China Sea islands

    BEIJING: One of China’s top folk singers is rocking her away across disputed territory in the South China Sea, serenading hundreds of troops and construction workers stationed there, Chinese media reported on Thursday...

    Song Zuying, who has performed with the likes of Canadian superstar Celine Dion, is part of an all-singing, all-dancing People’s Liberation Army (PLA) entertainment tour of the Spratly Islands, reports said
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