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  • Pakistan eye more tours, look to shed security concerns

    LAHORE: Pakistan gave a huge sigh of relief Monday after Zimbabwe's high-stakes, high-security tour ended without major incident, the first top-level international cricket in six years...

    Cricket-mad Pakistani fans, starved of action at home since gunmen attacked the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009, packed Lahore's Gaddafi stadium for the two Twenty20s and three One-Day Internationals
  • 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...

    When asked would the New Zealand Cricket be willing to show faith in Pakistan’s security arrangements and determination to protect visitors after the tragic 2009 Sri Lankan team-bus attack, Heath said, “It’s...

  • 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
  • Bilawal's day out: PPP chairman tours parliament, takes 'selfies'

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday toured the Parliament House in the federal capital, where he met parliamentarians and did not hesitate to take ‘selfies’ with them...

    A hi-tea was organised by PPP Senator Aitezaz Ahsan on occasion of the young politician’s visit to the parliament
  • 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
  • NA body grills PCB over excessive tours by officials, poor ODI show

    ISLAMABAD: Inter-provincial Coordination Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Monday made some very telling off-the-cuff remarks during a serious discussion about the state of Pakistan cricket before a National Assembly standing committee, criticising the team’s poor batting performance and taking aim at the state broadcaster over its coverage...

    Earlier, the committee expressed its annoyance over the absence of PCB Chairman Shaharyar...

  • ‘Lack of international tours ended Pakistan boxers’ Olympic hopes’

    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 helped them gain crucial exposure ahead of qualifying rounds for the Games...

    “These training tours are a major part of preparation for the Olympics,” he added...

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