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ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Australia opt to bowl first against India

Both Australia and India are quite thrilled to take on each other in today’s clash at Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium

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Gros Islet:  Australia on Monday won the toss and decided to field against India in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 stage match.

Australian captain Pat Cummins won the toss and invited Indian captain Rohit Sharma to bat first.

The crucial Super 8 stage match of the T20 World Cup is being held at Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium.

India had remained unbeaten in this tournament while Australia must win this match to reach the semi-finals after their loss to Afghanistan.

ICC T20 WORLD CUP 2024

TEAMS:

Australia: 1 Travis Head, 2 David Warner, 3 Mitchell Marsh (capt), 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Tim David, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood.

India: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Virat Kohli, 3 Rishabh Pant (wk), 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Shivam Dube, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Arshdeep Singh, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.

 

 

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PM lauds Gates Foundation's support for Govt’s initiatives

The both sides have agreed to continue working together to not only eradicate polio, but to strengthen health systems across the provinces, and ensure prosperity for all Pakistanis, especially women and girls

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Islamabad: Chair of the Gates Foundation, Bill Gates called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on Monday.

During the meeting, they agreed to continue working together to not only eradicate polio, but to strengthen health systems across the provinces, and ensure prosperity for all Pakistanis, especially women and girls.                       

The Prime Minister updated Bill Gates about the government's efforts to achieve economic stability and key advances in digital financial services, increased health coverage, climate change adaptation and efforts to eradicate polio.

Thanking the Gates Foundation for being the largest donor for the polio eradication programme, the Prime Minister outlined a robust and focused strategy to counter threats of increased wild poliovirus infections and actions needed to overcome the challenge to completely wipe out the disease in Pakistan.

He reiterated the commitment to eradicate polio as it remains the highest priority for the government and emphasized that all resources will be employed to provide security to polio workers.   

He said he will personally monitor national efforts until the crippling disease is wiped-out from the country.

The Prime Minister deeply appreciated Gates Foundation's valuable support for government's initiatives to digitize economy.        

A digitized eco-system of the entire government structure will result in enhanced revenues that will help improve governance.

Shehbaz Sharif underlined that Pakistan and Gates Foundation share the goals of closing the gender gap, increasing health coverage, improving food security, climate change adaptation, and financial inclusion.    

Bill Gates thanked the Prime Minister for his continued dedication and personal interest in eradicating wild polio from the country.

He expressed confidence that with a sustained vaccination campaign and firm commitment of the Government, polio eradication drive would get back on track to end polio following the recent surge in environmental detections.         

Bill Gates underscored that Pakistan's deployment of data science tools and digital technology are important resources is improving lives of Pakistanis across the country. 

 

 

 

 

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PM vows to completely eradicate polio from country

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says the federal and provincial governments are working in unison with unflinching commitment to wipe out this menace forever

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday reaffirmed the resolve to completely eradicate polio from the country.

He was addressing a meeting of National Taskforce for Polio Eradication in Islamabad today, attended by Bill Gates and officials of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Prime Minister said the federal and provincial governments are working in unison with unflinching commitment to wipe out this menace forever.                     

He said it is in this spirit that we have undertaken five polio campaigns in the last six months.   

Shehbaz Sharif told the meeting that our polio eradication efforts will produce results in weeks and months.

He also mentioned other areas of mutual cooperation with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation including digitalization. The prime Minister thanked the Foundation for its speedy cooperation in this regard.          

He said digitalization will bring huge dividends to Pakistan's economy.                                        

He lauded and acknowledged the contribution of Bill Gates for suffering humanity especially in eradication of polio and malnutrition from Pakistan and in areas of mother and child healthcare.                 

Speaking on the occasion, Bill Gates said the Foundation's program to end polio from Pakistan will continue for next two and a half to three years to ensure absolute zero polio case in the country.  

 

 

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