West Indies women’s team to play three T20s in Pakistan

In this file photo, West Indies's Stafanie Taylor, right, looks on as Hayley Matthews celebrates after scoring a half-century (50 runs) during the World T20 cricket tournament women's final match between Australia and West Indies in Kolkata on April 3, 2016. (AFP)
Updated 24 January 2019
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West Indies women’s team to play three T20s in Pakistan

  • Cricket was banned in Pakistan after the attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009
  • PCB chief operating officer said in a statement that Cricket West Indies has “endorsed” PCB’s position that Pakistan is as safe and secure as any other country by agreeing to send its women’s team

ISLAMABAD: A women’s cricket team from the West Indies will tour Pakistan for three Twenty20 matches at Karachi which the Pakistan Cricket Board sees it as “a major step toward revival of international cricket in the country.”
Pakistan has hosted only short limited-overs series against Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, World XI and the West Indies since terrorists attacked a Sri Lanka cricket team bus at Lahore in 2009.
PCB chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed said in a statement on Thursday that Cricket West Indies has “endorsed” PCB’s position that Pakistan is as safe and secure as any other country by agreeing to send its women’s team for a tour later this month.
“We are confident that this tour will go a long way in the complete revival of international cricket in Pakistan,” Ahmed said.
The March 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka team bus by 12 gunmen near Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore killed six Pakistan policeman and two civilians and injured six members of the Sri Lankan team.


Chelsea moves into top 4 after draw with Burnley

Updated 23 April 2019
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Chelsea moves into top 4 after draw with Burnley

  • Chelsea moves into the final Champions League qualifying spot

LONDON: Chelsea moved into the Premier League’s top four on Monday with a frustrating 2-2 draw with Burnley.
Goals two minutes apart from N’Golo Kante and Gonzalo Higuain put Chelsea on top at Stamford Bridge after Jeff Hendrick had given Burnley an early lead.
But Ashley Barnes pulled the visitors even in the 24th minute and Chelsea was unable to get the winner despite dominating possession and finishing with 22 shots.
Chelsea moves into the final Champions League qualifying spot, one point above Arsenal and three ahead of Manchester United, but has played one game more.
Burnley, meanwhile, all but guaranteed its Premier League status for another season.
The Clarets are nine points above Cardiff in the final relegation place with three games left and have a far superior goal difference.