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  • Pakistan face Australia in Melbourne today

    LAHORE: Pakistan will play their first match of the International Festival of Hockey against hosts Australia at the State Netball Hockey Centre in Melbourne on Wednesday...

    Australia, the reigning world champions who are No...

  • Australia sees no tour to Pakistan 'in short term'

    Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said he does not expect Australia to play in Pakistan “in the short term...

    ”Sutherland was responding to a call from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for more teams to tour Pakistan, following the current tour of a World XI which is playing three Twenty20 matches...

  • Australia's FM announces $19m aid for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Visiting Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Wednesday announced a $19 million aid package for Pakistan that includes help for border areas hit by conflict and natural disasters...

    Bishop said she would also encourage Australian tourism to Pakistan, which has been battling an insurgency for over a decade...

  • India, Australia march ahead in women’s World Cup, leaving Pakistan behind

    LONDON: Defending champions Australia and India overpowered New Zealand and Pakistan respectively in the matches between the neighbours to register their third successive victories in the ICC Women’s World Cup on Sunday...

    Australia spoiled Suzie Bates’s 100th ODI by reaching the 220-run target in the penultimate over for the loss of five wickets in Bristol, while India overcame a watchful and cautious batting display to successfully...

  • Australia pledges $1m for ‘food fortification’ in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: In alliance with the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), the Australian government announced on Thursday an additional support of $1 million to Pakistan to improve nutrition, eliminate hunger and attain food security by fortifying food...

    Speaking at the launching of the National Food Fortification Strategy, Australia’s acting higher commissioner Jurek Juszczyk said the Australian government had supported national and...

  • ‘NZ, Australia series great learning experience for Pakistan’

    LAHORE: Pakistan hockey team’s recent tour Down Under has been termed as a good learning experience for the players by head coach Khawaja Junaid...

    ”Talking to Dawn on his arrival from the tour, where after initially clinching the five-match Test series 2-1 against New Zealand, the Greenshirts lost all the four Tests against Australia, Junaid said: “Much as we played against better teams in terms of FIH rankings, my boys played well...

  • Australia, Pakistan urged to tap private sector

    LAHORE: The private sectors of Pakistan and Australia should develop sustainable partnerships and find ways to avail the trade and investment potential that exists in the private sectors of the two countries...

    Mr Madew said “Australia has made a considerable development in dairy and livestock sectors and its experience in these areas can be useful for Pakistan, adding Australian universities are focusing on Research & Development...

  • Second-string Australia prove too tough for Pakistan in WWC-17

    On Wednesday, she played her first game of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, that too as captain, and led her side to a 159-run victory over Pakistan in Leicester...

    With a chronic shoulder injury ruling out Meg Lanning, Australia’s regular captain, and Pakistan striking twice early to have the world champions at 7-2, Australia might have looked in trouble...

  • Pakistan win junior hockey event in Australia

    LAHORE: Pakistan defeated New South Wales State team 3-2 in the final of Australia’s National Junior Hockey Championships in Hobart on Saturday...

    New South Wales were the only undefeated side in the 10-team competition and were also the side which inflicted on Pakistan their only loss of the tour...

  • Rain ruins Pakistan’s warm-up versus Australia

    BIRMINGHAM: Pak­istan’s hopes of gaining adequate practice before the start of the ICC Champions Trophy were dampened by rain which ruined the warm-up match against Australia here on Monday...

    Australia, who defeated Sri Lanka in their first warm-up, had advanced to 57-1 in the 11th over when the match came to a premature conclusion at Edgbaston...

  • Champions Trophy: India-Pakistan, England-Australia games sold out

    LAHORE: The cricket-crazy fans wasted no time in buying the tickets for some of the most favourite matches of next month’s Champions Trophy -- India vs Pakistan and England vs Australia...

    According to a press release issued by the ICC, the fans of Indians team showed maximum craze as all its matches, including the one against Pakistan on June 4, have been sold out...

  • Bangladesh fans blame Pakistan tour, Hasina for Australia pullout

    KOLKATA: Livid Bangladesh fans are blaming their prime minister for drawing world attention to the burgeoning militancy in their backyard after Cricket Australia (CA) scrapped a scheduled tour to their country over security concerns this week...

    Among several other theories, fans have also cited the ongoing tour by their women’s team to Pakistan as a trigger point, saying it was taking place against the wishes of the Australians,...

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