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Australian delegation visits NCA

Venue: National Cricket Academy, Lahore.
Date: 27 October 2014

A two-member Australia delegation, comprising Ms Jacqui Ashworth, Assistant Director, Pakistan and Central Asia Section, and Nicole Guihot, First Secretary (Economic-Public Diplomacy) Australian High Commission, visited the National Cricket Academy.

Director Domestic Cricket, Mr Intikhab Alam briefed the visitors on the ongoing cricket development programmes. The visitors showed special interest in the promotion of women's cricket in Pakistan and discussed as to how best Australia can support PCB in this regard.

The visitors also talked on the issue of foreign teams not visiting Pakistan. Ms Jacqui Ashworth said the Australian Government fully supports international cricket coming back to Pakistan and shares the concern as to how much it has hurt the cause of Pakistan cricket.