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PCB, WI reject FICA report on security in Pakistan

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LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and West Indies Board have rejected the report prepared by Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) about lack of security for international players in the country.

FICA on Tuesday issued a report stating that it was dangerous to play international cricket in the Asian country. It had said that Pakistan continues to experience significant terrorist attacks across the country and westerners have in the past been directly targeted and killed in the country.

“Indiscriminate and targeted attacks are likely to continue, and expert advice is consistent with all Government Agencies and Diplomatic Missions, who generally advise to reconsider the need to travel,” the international cricket association said in its report.

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PCB said that the association had done great disservice to the cause of cricket in general and Pakistan cricket in particular by advising players not to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore next March because of ‘security reasons’.

“FICA has cited unnamed expert security consultants for updated security advice that claims Pakistan is at an extremely elevated state of insecurity,” the board said in a statement.

Meanwhile, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) also slammed FICA’s report and said that it was sending the team to play in Pakistan.

The WICB said that FICA “sits thousands of miles away from Pakistan and cannot name even one credible security expert, yet makes a sweeping negative statement about the security situation in Lahore.”

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Carelessness of police allowed terrorists attack SL cricket team in 2009: IGP

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LAHORE: Punjab’s IGP Arif  Nawaz  has revealed that the carelessness of police had led terrorists to carry out an assault on Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009.

He was briefing media here today about the security arrangements made for the upcoming T20 match to be played in Lahore between the two teams.

Responding to a question about the serial stabbing cases in Karachi the IG said that he was willing to provide all help.

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Turkey turns into paragliders’ heaven!

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ANTALYA: The six-day, 18th annual paragliding competition commenced here on the hills with 600 thrill-lovers participating from 45 countries.

Every year Turkey organizes air games, which is a popular magnetism for adventure seekers.

Paragliding is one of the most participated sports of adventure-lovers in the country.

 

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4th ODI: Pakistan once again stamps authority on SL crushing them by 7 wickets!

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SHARJAH: Pakistan crushed Sri Lanka by seven wickets here today in the fourth ODI of the five match series.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat with high hopes. But the team gave the most miserable performance of the series.

They lost seven wickets for 99 before recovering marginally to finish with 173 runs.

Lahiru Thirimanne, the only Sri Lankan batsman to stay firm on the pitch, made 62 off 94 balls, including four fours.

Skipper Uppal Tharanga also failed to make any statement as he received a peach of a delivery from the debutant Usman Khan Shinwari.

The target was far too comfortable for Pakistan. After early glitches, that had left green shirts at 58 for 3, astonishing half-centuries from Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik enabled the team make 177 for three and continue its winning spree.

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