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For Pakistan women, India is all about Barabati Stadium
AFP
New Delhi, January 30, 2013
First Published: 00:06 IST(30/1/2013)
Last Updated: 12:01 IST(30/1/2013)

Pakistan’s women cricketers in India for the World Cup are staying in the stadium premises instead of a hotel for security reasons, the ICC said on Tuesday.

The entire squad is living in the club house of the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack where Pakistan are due to play their  matches in the eight-nation tournament starting Thursday.

“The ICC considered all options and the best security for the teams, and we have chosen to use the Barabati Stadium clubhouse,” said an ICC spokeswoman.

Cuttack was added as a last-minute venue after the right-wing nationalist Shiv Sena party threatened to disrupt Pakistan’s matches in Mumbai, where the entire tournament was originally scheduled to be played.

Listless India suffer 5-wkt loss to Oz
Mumbai: A listless Indian women's team failed to click in all departments of the game as they were handed a five-wicket thumping defeat by Australia in their second warm up game ahead of the ICC World Cup in New Delhi.

India could score just 222/8 after opting to bat and the Australians chased down the target of 223 runs in 37.3 overs, despite losing a wicket in the first over.

The Indian batters started well but lost track after losing a few wickets.


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