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  • ‘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...

    With no wildcards on offer, the losses in Azerbaijan effectively ended Pakistan’s hopes of fielding boxers at the quadrennial multi-sport extravaganza...

  • Gaviria shows world championship form with Paris-Tours win

    PARIS: Colombian Fernando Gaviria underlined his world championship credentials on Sunday when he won the Paris-Tours one-day cycling classic...

    On a good day for his Etixx-Quick Step team, who earlier won the team time trial at the world championships in Doha, Gaviria jumped away from the pack 300 metres from the line and never looked back...

  • 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...

    And as the Africans flew out early on Monday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was already talking up the chances of luring more international teams...

  • 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...

  • New Zealand approves Pakistan, West Indies cricket tours

    New Zealand's government has approved quarantine arrangements that would allow the Pakistan and West Indies teams to tour in coming months, the country's cricket board said on Friday...

    New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said the tours would help the sport through the coronavirus pandemic...

  • LETTER from PARIS: Paris celebrates 120 years of cinema

    Workers Leaving the Factory was shot in March 1895 in the city of Lyon and screened before a select audience in Paris three months later...

    Assured of their accomplishment, the Lumiere brothers made nine additional films, each lasting 50 seconds, and projected the whole lot in Grand Cafe of Paris on Dec 28 the same year...

  • 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 an exclusive interview with Dawn, Heath said New Zealand Cricket would rely on advice from independent security advisors to tour Pakistan...

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

    Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan said the board was in the process of appointing more coaching staff ahead of a flurry of international cricket, including a tour to New Zealand in December-January and maiden Test in India in February...

    The former Sri Lankan batsman was the highest run-scorer during the incomplete Test series, halted after the attack on the Lankan team in Lahore, against Pakistan in Pakistan, seven...

  • 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 decision to this effect was taken here at the 80th meeting of the PSB executive committee which was attended among others by...

  • 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

    “It will allow all players — state and international players — to be contracted immediately and it will also allow the all-important tour of Bangladesh to proceed as planned...

    CA wanted to pay them from a set pool instead, with only surplus revenue shared, to give it more cash to invest in grassroots programs and facilities...

  • 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...

    “It will allow all players — state and international players — to be contracted immediately and it will also allow the all-important tour of Bangladesh to proceed...

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