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Cricket Australia hopeful, but won’t rush into Pakistan 2022 tour

first_imgCricket Australia hopeful, but won’t rush into Pakistan 2022 tourAustralia is scheduled to play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20I games in Pakistan from late February 2022.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service SydneySeptember 20, 2019UPDATED: September 20, 2019 10:59 IST Australia has not toured Pakistan since 1998 because of security concerns. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts has said that they are hopeful of touring Pakistan in 2022Australia is scheduled to play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20I games in Pakistan from late February 2022Roberts returned from Pakistan after the first trip by a high-level Australian cricket delegationCricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts has said that they are hopeful of touring Pakistan in 2022, adding that they won’t rush into a decision.Australia is scheduled to play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20I games in Pakistan from late February 2022.Roberts returned from Pakistan on Thursday after the first trip by a high-level Australian cricket delegation in more than a decade.”The purpose was really to understand the landscape, look at the plans they have in place around security and then start expressing our expectations for the safety of our players and our support staff well over two years away from when we’re due to tour,” Sydney Morning Herald quoted Roberts as telling to SEN.”So that we’re not dealing with that in a pressure-cooker environment a couple of months before the tour.”Things are heading in the right direction, but in saying that we were traveling in armoured cars and escorted by police and felt very safe over there. But certainly, that level of security is still required at this point,” he added.Australia has not toured Pakistan since 1998 because of security concerns.Asked if he could see Australia touring Pakistan during his tenure, the Chief Executive said: “I hope so. I really hope we do for the sake of world cricket and Australia’s important relationship with Pakistan.”As I said to Pakistan, we share their desire for international cricket to return to their country.”(But) we will never jeopardize the safety of our people and we will keep taking advice from experts on the way,” he added.advertisementInternational cricket was put on hold in Pakistan after a touring Sri Lankan team in March 2009 was attacked by gunmen on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium. In 2015, Zimbabwe, however, toured Pakistan for a limited-overs series.And currently, Sri Lanka is scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20Is in Pakistan with the first 50-over game on September 27.Also Read | It’s been an amazing journey so far: Hardik Pandya shares major throwback picAlso Read | Sri Lanka team to tour Pakistan as plannedAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Australia vs Pakistanlast_img read more

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first_img COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 east of Exit 17, Bible Hill, for about four kilometres, has right-hand lane closures with a speed zone reduction to 80 kilometres per hour for road work until Saturday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. QUEENS COUNTY: Middlewood Diversion Road Middlewood Diversion Road has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CONTINUING WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 (Eastbound Lanes) Highway 104, eastbound lanes, Exit 19 for about six kilometres is reduced to one lane in various locations for bridge rehabilitation and repaving until Monday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lower Onslow Highway 102, Exit 14A to Belmont, has a one lane closure for roadwork until Saturday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 eastbound between Exit 13, Debert, and Exit 15, at the interchange with Highway 102, has right-hand lane closures with a speed zone reduction to 80 kilometres per hour for road work until Saturday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 (Westbound Lanes) Highway 104, westbound lanes, from Exit 21 to Exit 20, is reduced to one lane in various locations for bridge rehabilitation and repaving until Monday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge Trunk 2 Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge over the Nappan River on Trunk 2, outside Amherst, is closed until further notice. A detour is available on Route 302, Southampton Road and Smith Road. Traffic approaching Amherst is being rerouted a short distance on the Nappan and Lower Porter Roads, while traffic leaving Amherst is required to detour on Smith Road. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Route 308 Route 308, Argyle, from Chemin de la Pointe to Indian Sluice Bridge, has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Aug. 31. Work takes place form sunrise to sunset. -30- LUNENBURG COUNTY: Barss Corner Road Barss Corner Road, from Ramey Road to Sarty Road, has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107 Highway 107, Exit 18 eastbound ramp and westbound ramp, will have weekday lane closures daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Saturday, Aug. 31 while extended ramp lanes are built. Traffic control is in place. Motorists should expect delays. INVERNESS COUNTY: Cranton Bridge, Margaree Centre Cranton Bridge, Margaree Centre, is closed until further notice due to safety concerns. A replacement bridge is expected this year. A detour is in place via East Big Intervale Road, Crowdis Cross Road and West Big Intervale Road. QUEENS COUNTY: Middlefield Road Middlefield Road, from Route 210 to Trunk 8, has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: ROUTE 325 Route 325, from 600 metres west of Auburndale Road westerly to Monk Road, has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 west of Exit 17, Bible Hill, and Exit 15 at the interchange with Highway 102, has right-hand lane closures with a speed zone reduction to 80 kilometres per hour for road work until Saturday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge, Whitman Road Whitman Bridge on Whitman Road in Aylesford will be closed to traffic for repairs until Friday, July 19. Detour routes on Maple Ave, Victoria Road and Ward Road. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Dartmouth, Victoria Road Bridge, Victoria Road Bridge rehabilitation work is being done to the Victoria Road Bridge, Victoria Road, until Saturday, Aug. 31. The majority of work will take place after 6 p.m., from Monday to Friday and on weekends. Weekday work will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. NEW WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 eastbound, three kilometres east of the Cobequid Pass toll booth to Exit 12, Masstown, has right-hand lane closures with a speed zone reduction to 80 kilometres per hour for road work until Saturday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: New Harbour Road New Harbour Road, from Route 329 to the end of the pavement, has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. RICHMOND COUNTY: Port Royal Bridge Port Royal Bridge, Port Royal Road on Isle Madame, is closed until further notice. A detour is in place on MacEachern Road. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Maders Cove Road Maders Cove Road, from Trunk 3 to the end of the pavement, has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Cape Forchu Bridge, Route 304 Cape Forchu Bridge on Route 304, Yarmouth Bar, is reduced to one lane for repairs until Friday, July 26. Traffic lights and traffic control personnel will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.last_img read more

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