FATA & KP News – Latest News from Fata & KP at Radio TNN

 Breaking News


World-XI cricketers arrive in Lahore

World-XI cricketers arrive in Lahore
September 11, 2017

PESHAWAR, 11 September: International cricketers representing the World-XI team in the upcoming Independence Cup arrived in Lahore on Monday.

Let by the South African cricketer, Faf du Plessis, the 14 members of the World-XI team landed at the Allama Iqbal International airport as they flew from Dubai via a private flight.

Officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) including Chairman Najam Sethi welcomed the international crickets at the airport. West Indian Samuel Badree couldn’t join the team due to his engagements with the Caribbean Premiers League (CPL). Nevertheless, he will arrive in Lahore on Monday evening.

Samuel who played the final of the Carrabin Premier League will arriving Pakistan this (Monday) evening.

Stringent security measures were taken in the surrounding areas of the airport. According to officials, nearly, 6000 security personnel were deputed at the airport and on the route to the hotel. The players were driven to the hotel amid tight security as the entire route from airport to hotel was heavily guarded.

Media persons were not allowed to cover the arrival of the international cricketers not they were given entry at the hotel due to security reason. The PCB said that its media department would release official videos and pictures of the visiting players.

The World-XI team will face Pakistan-XI in three Twenty-20 International encounters. The first of the three matches will be played tomorrow (Tuesday) at the historic Qaddafi Stadium. The second and third matches will be played on September 13 and 15.

The tour of the World-XI team is being considered a great milestone in reviving international cricket in Pakistan. Following a successful holding of the event, the Sri Lankan team has also pledged to tour Pakistan for a single T20 match in the next month.

Besides, Pakistan is also looking forward for the tour of West Indies cricket team for a three-match T20 series in November next.

The World-XI team comprises cricketers from eight countries including captain Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, David Miller, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir from South Africa, Darren Sammy and Samuel Badree from West Indies, George Bailey, Tim Paine and Ben Cutting from Australia, Paul Collingwood from England, Grant Elliott from New Zealand, Tamim Iqbal from Bangladesh and Thisara Perera from Sri Lanka.

The PCB has announced 16-member squad for the three-match series including captain Sarfraz Ahmad, Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Baber Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umer Amin, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Amir Yamin, Muhammad Amir, Roman Raees, Usman Shinwari and Sohail Khan.


Related Articles


  • Islamabad sit-in bears fruits as authorities start demining SWA

    It seems that the civil and military authorities in South Waziristan agency have started implementing the pledges the federal government made with the organizers of the 10-day sit-in staged against extra judicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud. Reportedly, the authorities have formed nine teams to purge the tribal district from the scattered landmines, which had been killing and injuring the local tribesmen.

  • Tirah people seek alternativeh to poppy crop

    The people of Tirah area of Khyber Agency have called upon the government introduce another cash crop before eradicating poppy crop from the area.

  • First Pakistani Transgender Batch sworn in as Scouts

    The otherwise neglected community of transgender people has been included in Scout association as a Batch of 40 transgender youth took oath in Karachi on Friday. The young transgender scouts wore scarves and took oath. Atif Amin Hussain, Commissioner IPC Sindh Boys Scouts, administered the oath.

  • Girl from Mardan makes nation proud with her Biotechnology research

    The world is observing International Day of Women and Girls in Science today (Sunday). On this special occasion, TNN conducted an interview of Sarah Farooq Khan who aspires to become a role model for other girls through her research in the field of Biotechnology.

Fata Reforms


  • Absenteeism of teachers, damaged buildings make 900 schools non-functional in FATA

    In tribal areas of Pakistan, more than 800 schools have been closed or still remained non-functional due to poor law and order situation in the region. A large number of schools were either damaged or destroyed by Taliban when they were in control of major parts of FATA.  Since majority of displaced populations have returned […]

  • Returnees and displaced families from FATA seek food security

    Hundreds of displaced families from North and South Waziristan and Khyber Agency are still living a displaced life. However, the IDPs and repatriated from Fata have claimed that government was, seemingly, least interested to facilitate and provide food to the terrorism-affected tribal people.

  • Political parties running campaigns to increase vote bank among repatriated people of FATA

    Political hustle and bustle have been gaining vigor at the in the areas of return in FATA with public gatherings being organized at hujras and local offices of political parties ahead of forthcoming general elections.During 2013 general elections thousands of families from different agencies of Fata were living in camps and with relatives due to military operations.


February 2018
« Jan