Dubai

UAE free from Swine Flu, takes preventive measures against it

UAE free from Swine Flu, takes preventive measures against itDubai - The United Arab Emirates is free from Swine Flu cases such as those recently announced in Mexico and other countries, UAE Health Minister said on Tuesday. "We are taking preventive precautionary measures to prevent the entry of the disease into the UAE," Humaid al-Qatami told a press conference.

One of these measures includes full coordination with the World Health Organisation (WHO) through a hotline that enables the ministry to follow all reports and recommendations made by the WHO throughout the day.

Ex-India wicketkeeper Engineer to help Cricket España catch the spirit

Ex-India wicketkeeper Engineer to help Cricket España catch the spiritDubai, Apr. 23 : Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer will help Cricket España and Madrid Cricket Club catch the spirit during ICC centenary year celebrations from April 25 to 27.

The man who played 46 Tests for his country between 1961 and 1975 will run three one-hour coaching sessions over the three days. These sessions will coincide with the Madrid Cricket Club hosting its second Solidarity Twenty20 Tournament at La Manga Club, Murcia in southern Spain.

Oz squad thrilled to have Symonds back despite poor form

Australia might tour Pakistan twice in 2008Dubai, Apr. 22 : Australian cricketers have welcomed Andrew Symonds back into their fold despite his poor form, both on and off the field.

Australia''s acting skipper Michael Clarke said the way Symonds played in his comeback series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates would be vital to his future prospects.

And Clarke said it was up to the all-rounder to decide whether he also needed to prove anything off the field, after several recent disciplinary lapses resulted in him being removed from the team to undergo counselling.

Clarke to use Pak ODI series to bring Oz batting back to its consistent best

Michael ClarkeMelbourne, Apr 20 : Australia’s captain for the Dubai series, Michael Clarke, has said that his team’s main focus will be on improving their batting during the one-day international series against Pakistan.

Clarke leads a squad without regular captain Ricky Ponting, strike bowler Mitchell Johnson and middle order batsman Mike Hussey, all being rested ahead of the Twenty20 world championship and Ashes campaign.

The Australian squad assembled in Dubai ahead of the tour-opener on Wednesday with Clarke predicting that Pakistan will prove a difficult opponent in their first ODI clashes in more than four years.

Seamec wins two orders worth $20.59 million

Seamec Ltd, a subsidiary of Cof lexip Stena Offshore (Mauritius) Ltd., has signed a contract with a Dubai firm, Dulam International, to deploy one of its vessels for twelve months for $16.12 million.

The contract will commence around mid-June 2009.

Apart from the latest order, the company has also bagged a $4.47 million contract for deployment of vessel in Persian Gulf.

The Charter will commence effective from May 16, 2009.

Seamec Ltd. primarily provides support services, including marine, construction, and diving services to offshore oilfields in India and internationally. It operates three vessels: SEAMEC 1, SEAMEC 2, and SEAMEC 3.

ICC denies Pakistan hosting right for 2011 World Cup

 ICC denies Pakistan hosting right for 2011 World CupDubai, April 17 : In a major setback to Pakistan Cricket Board, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday decided not to hold any match of the 2011 World Cup in Pakistan.

During an important ICC meet held in Dubai today, it was decided that no world cup match could be held in Pakistan, following a uncertain political and security situation prevailing in that country.

The decision is anticipated to cost Pakistan Cricket Board an approximate loss of 800,000 to 100,000 dollars.

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