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Ponting eyes batting shake-up for Australia Tests against Pakistan

SYDNEY, SEPT 15 (DNA) – Only three Australian batsmen are certain to start the summer Test series against Pakistan, according to former skipper Ricky Ponting, with David Warner among them. Ponting, who has been a sounding board for coach Justin Langer in recent months, unsurprisingly nominated the in-form Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne as the other two. That leaves holes to fill and Australia’s greatest run scorer said he would like to see young prospect Will Pucovski, who has battled mental health issues, given a debut in the first Test at the Gabba on November 12.

Pak vs SL: Sri Lanka says India not behind players who refused Pakistan tour

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka tour to Pakistan has been embroiled in controversies since day one and now the decision of top Lankan players to opt out of it has given it a new twist.Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday accused India of trying to jeopardise the tour by influencing Sri Lankan players. “Informed sports commentators told me that India threatened SL players that they ll be ousted from IPL if they don’t refuse Pak visit,” he said.

‘India threatened Sri Lankan players to opt out of Pakistan tour’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday claimed India threatened Sri Lanka players over not being able to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) if they travelled to Pakistan for their tour later this month.

In a post on Twitter, Chaudhry said, “Informed sports commentators told me that India threatened SL players that they’ll be ousted from IPL if they don’t refuse Pakistan visit.”

“This is really cheap tactic, jingoism from sports to space is something we must condemn, really cheap on the part of Indian sports authorities,” the minister added.

Shahid Habib lifts Serena hotels Azadi golf cup 2019

ISLAMABAD, AUG 18 (DNA) -Serena Hotels under its Sports Diplomacy Initiative hosted the “Azadi Golf Tournament 2019” in collaboration with the Islamabad Club at their Golf Course.The exclusive match drew members of the diplomatic corps, dignitaries, corporate sector and businessmen who participated with great enthusiasm.Over the years, Sports Diplomacy has emerged as an integral part of Serena’s efforts to build stronger relations with communities while encouraging diverse groups to participate in sports, thereby improving leadership, teamwork, and communication skills along with promoting a healthier lifestyle.Serena Hotels CEO Aziz Boolani said, “We use sports to provide a platform to our foreign diplomats and friends, serving and retired bureaucrats and ourselves to establish links with other professionals and peers.

Serena hotels and Islamabad Club hosts Azadi golf cup 2019

ISLAMABAD, AUG 18 (DNA) -Serena Hotels under its Sports Diplomacy Initiative hosted the “Azadi Golf Tournament 2019” in collaboration with the Islamabad Club at their Golf Course.The exclusive match drew members of the diplomatic corps, dignitaries, corporate sector and businessmen who participated with great enthusiasm.Over the years, Sports Diplomacy has emerged as an integral part of Serena’s efforts to build stronger relations with communities while encouraging diverse groups to participate in sports, thereby improving leadership, teamwork, and communication skills along with promoting a healthier lifestyle.Serena Hotels CEO Aziz Boolani said, “We use sports to provide a platform to our foreign diplomats and friends, serving and retired bureaucrats and ourselves to establish links with other professionals and peers.

Tour De Hajj team gets a rousing welcome in Madinah

MIDINAH, AUG 04 (DNA) – “After cycling 4,000 miles and travelling through 17 countries amazing brothers from the UK have finally reached Madinah.They achieved this milestone in over 60 days .The inhabitants of the city of Madinah accorded a rousing welcome to these cyclists upon their arrival in Madinah.People praised the commitment and devotion of the cyclists and wished best of luck to the Tour De Hajj team.=DNA

Mountaineer Sirbaz Khan climbs world’s 12th highest mountain Broad Peak

ISLAMABAD, JUL 22 (DNA) – Serena Hotels announced the victory of Sirbaz Khan, who successfully climbed the summit of the twelfth world’s highest mountain –Broad Peak (8047 m) without using supplementary oxygen. He completed his summit on the 12th of July at 2:25 pm.The expedition was accompanied by 4 climbers in total, 2 members from Nepal and 1 each from the USA and Germany.