Sri Lanka’s Dhananjaya de Silva in action on the second-day of the 1st Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Thursday. Associated Press
The series held major significance for a host nation deprived of all forms of international cricket for almost a decade. Pakistan had been forced to play its home series outside the country, mostly in the United Arab Emirates, since 2009.
Sri Lanka embarked on the first Test cricket tour of Pakistan in 10 years on Monday following the deadly 2009 attack on their team that plunged Pakistan into sporting isolation.
Pakistan’s captain Azhar Ali thanked Sri Lanka on Tuesday for returning to Pakistan for the first Test tour there in a decade, after a fatal militant attack on their team in 2009
Progressive filly Silent Escape gained her fourth win from five starts after beating D’bai and Al Suhail in the Listed Dubai Duty Free Cup at Newbury on Friday.
The UAE University witnesses an exceptional honoring ceremony of the first ever outstanding and remarkable female graduates of the Physical Education Department. This formidable honoring ceremony was hosted and organized by the generous Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy.
With a restricted number of seats accessible for fans at the three venues, those needing to capture the action live have to shell out Dhs200 for most matches in Dubai and Sharjah.
In a devastation blow to Pakistan cricket New Zealand on Friday pulled out of their cricket series over ‘security concern.’ New Zealand cricket board’s decision came just hours before the start of first ODI between New Zealand and Pakistan in Rawalpindi.