Amazon Mega-Comfy Holiday Pants Are a Festive Must-Have

first_imgThese pants were exactly what we had in mind, and considering the sheer number of reviews, we clearly weren’t alone! There are actually nearly 40 patterns and designs to choose from, including floral, animal print, polka dots, flag, tie-dye, but we’re zeroing in on the handful of amazing holiday designs!You’ll find options with jingle bells, snowmen, candy canes, reindeer, Santa Claus, ornaments, elves, Christmas trees and more — and every last one is seriously cute. Some look more along the lines of a traditional holiday sweater, while others play with differently colored and amazingly adorable graphics in more “random” patterns.NEWCOSPLAY Comfy Stretch Drawstring Palazzo Wide Leg PantsAmazonSee it!- Advertisement – We wouldn’t send anyone into the holiday season without the proper attire! You need something comfy and stretchy for long days and nights filled with classic movies and second, third (and fourth) helpings, and you need it to be festive, because that holly jolly, magnificently merry feeling is that much more elevated when you go all out!NEWCOSPLAY Comfy Stretch Drawstring Palazzo Wide Leg PantsAmazonSee it!Get the NEWCOSPLAY Comfy Stretch Drawstring Palazzo Wide Leg Pants starting at just $10 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 12, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement – Get the NEWCOSPLAY Comfy Stretch Drawstring Palazzo Wide Leg Pants starting at just $10 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 12, 2020, but are subject to change.These pants have a wide leg, palazzo silhouette. They’re soft and stretchy, and they’re not too thick. They have some flow to them! The waistband has a drawstring too, so you can adjust the fit throughout the day — or night. We totally recommend these as pajama pants, and they’ll be great for lounging around all winter long, traveling in comfort and for when you’re actually celebrating with your close-knit family or friends. They’ll love the cheer you’ll be adding to the party. Maybe everyone will even want to match!Even though these pants are clearly on the fun and casual side, their silhouette actually is trendy, so it’s still possible to look chic in them. Seriously! Try them with a fitted turtleneck or an off-the-shoulder sweater and you’ll suddenly feel like a star — just like the one on top of the tree! See it!Get the NEWCOSPLAY Comfy Stretch Drawstring Palazzo Wide Leg Pants starting at just $10 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 12, 2020, but are subject to change.Not your style? Shop more from NEWCOSPLAY here and other holiday clothes here! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals for more great finds!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at ShopWithUs@usmagazine.com. Happy shopping! Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Who doesn’t love the holidays? Even all of the Grinches out there can’t deny certain aspects of the season. The big meals are undeniably amazing, and the desserts? Bring on all of the cookies, pies, cannoli and gingerbread everything, please! But before we get to that — and we know it’s hard to wait — there’s something we need to take care of first.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

226 Croatian wines received one of the Decanter labels

first_img Rossi Templara Riserva Malvasia 2017 The best wine regions this year are France, Italy and Australia.  Printer Urban White NV sparkling wine  Pilato Malvasia Istrian 2019 This year, a total of 226 Croatian wines received one of the Decanter labels. Of these, we have three platinum medals, 11 gold, 68 silver and 88 bronze medals and 56 Decanter recommendations.  Catunnar Nonno 4 Terre 2015  Testament Pošip 2019  Fakin Teran 2019 It is important to point out that for two years in a row they have not had a single wine in the platinum medal category, and now we have three. For next year, it remains for us to achieve the top of Decanter’s list with at least one wine in the Best in Show category or the top 50 best wines in the world.  Kozlović Malvasia Selection 2017   Laguna Festigia Castello wines 2016  Tomaz Sesto Senso Istrian Malvasia 2017center_img Platinum medals: For 28 consecutive days in August, 116 of the world’s leading wine experts, including 37 wine masters and nine Master Sommeliers, blindly tasted 16.518 wines under Covid’s strict safety guidelines, resulting in a total of the top 50, 178 platinum, 537 gold, 5.234 silver and 7.508 bronze medals.  Tomaz Barbarossa Teran 2017  Terzolo Campi del Bosco 2019  Wines Laguna Festigia Malvasia Istrian 2016 You can see a list of all awarded Croatian wines HERE  Kutjevo Graševina de Gotho 2018 After a month of judging, the long-awaited results of the 17th edition of the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 have been announced. Gold medals:  Testament Babić Dalmatian Dog 2016last_img read more

Howard’s way

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Unstable internet, shipment issues: SMEs face uphill battle digitizing business to survive

first_imgOn the cashflow side, declining revenues and increasing costs have posed major challenges to SMEs. Around 26 percent of SME respondents in the Sea Insights survey said they faced difficulties getting access to financing and loans.“During this pandemic, external capital funding such as government assistance and online financing is more important for them in facing cash flow challenges,” Pandu said. The government will subsidize and ease loan interest payments for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), covering loan interests ranging from 2 to 6 percent for up to six months. The government will also roll out working capital loans for MSMEs.Cooperatives and SMEs Minister Teten Masduki said that going digital could help SMEs access a wider market and subsequently maintain their business during the health crisis. However, he acknowledged that infrastructure-related problems such as unstable internet connection and high internet costs were still major hurdles for many SMEs trying to go digital. “We suggested to the Communications and Information Ministry [the idea of] providing an internet subsidy for SMEs. However, as we are now refocusing our resources on COVID-19 mitigation, the idea was put on the back burner. Hopefully, we can follow up on it in the future,” Teten said in the same briefing. He added that digital transformation for SMEs could help to accelerate Indonesia’s economic recovery in the post-pandemic era.“Unfortunately, only 13 percent of SMEs in Indonesia or only around 8 million have gone digital. The government aims to have 10 million SMEs go digital this year. Digitalization is important for SMEs as it would help them access a wider market and also financing.”  The Sea Insights survey found that 45 percent of SMEs actively sell their products on e-commerce platforms; one out of five of which are first-time sellers. Around 70 percent of SMEs also said they would continue to utilize e-commerce and social media to sell their product in the future.Joko Purnomo, who owns a souvenir shop in Bali, said that due to the decline in tourists as a result of travel restrictions, his business had experienced a drastic decline in sales. Revenue from his offline shop has declined by 90 percent so far.  “Prior to the pandemic, we were open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Now we are only open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. because there aren’t many visitors,” he said.“However, I feel lucky because my shop is available online and thankfully, our sales are now increasing thanks to digital platforms.”Topics : Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia are battling with challenges ranging from an unstable internet connection and logistics disruptions to financing difficulties and weakening purchasing power as they cope with the COVID-19 crisis, a recent survey shows.Conducted by Sea Insights, the study found that 50 percent of business owners saw an uptick in the use of digital media — such as social media, e-commerce and online learning — for their operations during the pandemic. However, 63 percent of 2,200 business owners who participated in the survey said it had been difficult to work from home.“According to the survey, the three main challenges of working from home are an unstable internet connection and high internet costs. Some SMEs also need physical interaction with consumers,” Sea Indonesia chairman Pandu Sjahrir told an online press briefing on July 2. “Other problems in the supply side have to do with logistics and disruptions in the availability of stocks and raw materials.”Technical challenges, he added, mostly happened to SMEs in rural areas.Adding to disruptions in the supply side are weakening demand and cashflow problems, the survey found. Pandu said most SMEs reported declining demand from consumers following the rise in unemployment, market volatility and the country’s weakening economy.With households holding back on spending and opting to save money, demand for SME products has declined, he added, which was evident in Indonesia’s consumer price index, which reached its lowest level in 20 years at 1.96 percent in June.last_img read more

UK roundup: Union proposes risk-sharing scheme for Royal Mail

first_imgThe Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) has put forward a risk-sharing pension proposal to Royal Mail, which is seeking to close its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.The company, which is reponsible for the UK’s postal service, wants to mitigate an expected increase in the costs of the DB scheme, and has proposed a defined contribution (DC) replacement.However, Terry Pullinger, deputy general secretary for postal at the CWU, which represents Royal Mail employees, criticised DC provision in the UK. He told IPE that the union’s proposal would help protect a “core” of the DB element while giving the company certainty over future contributions.Under the proposal, a new scheme would be introduced with a guaranteed payout, but any indexation would be linked to investment performance. Pullinger said the investment portfolio would be “aggressive” and equity-based, in contrast to the majority of UK DB schemes, which tend to be predominantly invested in fixed income. In other news, the aggregate liabilities of UK DB pension schemes increased by more than 5% during February, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).The move was largely driven by a 20% fall in UK gilt yields: during February the yield on a 10-year government bond fell from 1.449% to 1.151%.This pushed the collective shortfall up by nearly a quarter (23%) to £242bn (€276bn). The combined funding ratio of the PPF’s 7800 index of private sector DB schemes worsened to 86.2%.Andy Tunningley, head of UK strategic clients at BlackRock, said the government bond yield shift “may be a wake-up call to some pension schemes that are counting on rising yields to alleviate their funding woes”.Index-linked bond supply is likely to reduce in the next few years, he added, given that the government is aiming to borrow less.Tunningley said: “As the UK prepares to trigger formal notice of leaving the European Union, government bond yields – and hence pension fund liability values – are likely to be ever more difficult to predict. In the uncertain environment that Britain is likely to face in the coming years, we believe that many pension funds – particularly those with sponsors who could do badly from Brexit-led uncertainty – should look to mitigate interest rate and inflation risk. Many pension funds should hedge more interest rate and inflation risk than they currently do.”Elsewhere, Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has continued its busy start to the year with a £33m buyout of the Alps Electric (UK) Limited Pension Scheme. The scheme is for UK workers of Japanese company Alps Electric, an electrical components manufacturer.The scheme had entered into an agreement with the insurer to trigger the buyout “once certain conditions were met”, said Peter Woodland, chairman of the scheme’s trustee board.“This allowed us to complete the transaction when a window of opportunity in markets opened,” he said.Details have also emerged of another PIC buyout. Agreed in 2015 and completed last year, it is worth £180m and covers 1,200 members of the Blackwell’s Pension Scheme. The company runs a chain of bookshops, many of which are on university campuses.Finally, the eight public pension funds in Wales that are forming one of the nascent local government pension scheme (LGPS) asset pools have launched the official tender for a third party operator to run an authorised contractual scheme and other UK collective investment vehicles.Hymans Robertson is running the procurement search. The deadline is 14 April.Interested parties have had plenty of notice about the search, with the Welsh pools having given an initial insight into their thinking about the mandate in a “prior information notice” announced in August, and an update on this in December.The final contract notice was announced late last week. The Welsh pool has assets of more than £13bn.last_img read more

Investigators Find Ten Pounds Of Pot, Make Three Arrests

first_imgAlvin Eden, of Rushville (Image Courtesy of Franklin County Sheriff’s Department)Three men are facing charges after police found ten pounds of marijuana at a residence in Laurel.The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department launched an investigation following an alleged sexual misconduct complaint involving a juvenile last Tuesday. Through the investigation, police learned that possible drug activity was occurring at the home of Garrett Simmons, 34, of Sanes Creek Road in Laurel.Franklin County Drug Task Force Officers executed a search warrant at the residence on Wednesday, Oct. 9.Police found approximately ten pounds of marijuana as well as growing supplies. Authorities say several controlled substances were also located, but are pending identification.Simmons was arrested and charged with maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of paraphernalia. He could potentially face a seven year sentence if convicted.Authorities also arrested Alvin Eden, 52, of Rushville, and David Thompson, 49, of Laurel.Garrett Simmons, of Laurel (Image Courtesy of Franklin County Sheriff’s Department)Eden was charged with cultivating marijuana, dealing marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, Eden could receive a nine year sentence in the Department of Corrections.Thompson was charged with visiting a common nuisance, a class B misdemeanor.Authorities say they are still investigating the alleged sexual misconduct complaint.The Franklin County Drug Task Force relies on tips from the public. Anyone with information could contact the Drug Tip Hot Line at (765) 647-0755last_img read more

March 31 Marks ACA Coverage Deadline

first_imgThe Affordable Care Act clock is ticking … Uninsured Hoosiers have just three weeks to apply for health-care coverage through the insurance marketplace.HealthLinc is a federally qualified health center serving northern Indiana. According to CEO Beth Wrobel, now that the initial hiccups with the national ACA website are resolved, and those who signed up now getting their insurance cards, perceptions about the marketplace plans have changed.“We’ve seen a real increase in those people, through word of mouth, (who) would be calling us and say, ‘Well, my neighbor got insurance and you helped them; can you help us?’ And sure, we’re getting them in there.,” Wrobel declared.Wrobel encourages those who do not have health care insurance to reach out to a federally-qualified health center, where staff can help them look at plans and find the best option. She said that for some people, having health insurance can be life-changing.“Boy, having that insurance card can really get them to be healthy, especially if they’ve got chronic diseases,” she said. “And sometimes if we can get them healthy, that can lead to them being able to go out and get a job and be productive.”Wrobel said while the insurance marketplace is helping many people, there are others without medical care because the state has not expanded Medicaid.“If anything that’s kind of sad that I get reported back from my navigators is that when they work with those people and they would have qualified for Medicaid expansion, and then they remain uninsured, so that’s a huge issue,” she said.She said about 338,000 Hoosiers fall into a coverage gap, because they don’t qualify for federal tax credits in the marketplace, but they make too much to qualify for Medicaid.It’s estimated that more than 48,000 Indiana residents have enrolled for coverage so far. Open enrollment for 2014 ends March 31, and those who fail to get coverage by then may face fines. They will have to wait until November to enroll for coverage for next year.Indiana News Servicelast_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-BUCCANEERS-GRONKOWSKIBucs acquiring GronkTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski spent nine seasons catching passes from Tom Brady in New England. The two are about to reunite in Tampa Bay. Son Clay says on Twitter his father died of “complications from CTE,” a degenerative brain disease.Curtis helped the Colts win a Super Bowl during a 14-year career spent predominantly in Baltimore. He earned the nickname “Mad Dog” because of his fierce play in the middle of a strong Baltimore defense. His interception in the waning minutes of the 1970 Super Bowl set up the winning field goal in the Colts’ win over Dallas.Mike Curtis was 77 years old.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Minor leagues prepared to accept contraction planNEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the minor leagues are prepared to agree to Major League Baseball’s proposal to cut guaranteed affiliations from 160 to 120 next year.The plan would impact hundreds of prospects and cut player development expenses. An electronic negotiating session is scheduled for Wednesday.MLB last year proposed cutting 42 affiliates. The minors have fought the plan, but the new coronavirus pandemic has changed the dynamic and sapped minor league teams of revenue and willingness to fight.OLYMPICS-POSTPONEMENT COSTS Conflict over who will pay for the Olympic delayTOKYO (AP) — An open conflict has broken out between Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC over who will be paying for the unprecedented year-long postponement.Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya says the organizing committee asked the Switzerland-based IOC to remove a comment from its website suggesting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed that Japan would pay most of the postponement costs.Media reports in Japan estimate the year-long delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic will cost $2 billion to $6 billion.Takaya says it was not appropriate for Abe’s name to be linked. The IOC removed the reference. A-Rod interested in buying MetsNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets were very interested in acquiring Alex Rodriguez through free agency almost 20 years ago. The situation is now reversed.A-Rod and fiancee Jennifer Lopez have retained J.P. Morgan to represent them in raising capital for a possible bid for the Mets. The move was first reported by Variety and confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the decision.The three-time AL MVP retired in August 2016 with 698 home runs, a .295 average and 2,086 RBIs in 22 years. He was suspended for the 2014 season for violations of Major League Baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract.BASEBALL-MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACTION The league plans to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule but has decided scrap its all-star game and shorten the first round of the playoffs from a best-of-five to best-of-three series.The KBO says it could shorten the regular season if infections erupt. The league will advise players to wear face masks in locker rooms and require them to download smartphone apps to report their daily health status to league officials.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSDjokovic says he may reconsider stance on vaccinationUNDATED (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) has reiterated he is against taking an anti-coronavirus vaccination if it becomes mandatory to travel, but says he’s open to changing his mind. In other college basketball news:— Ball State guard K.J. Walton will return for his sixth college season after receiving a waiver from the NCAA and the approval of the Mid-American Conference. The former Missouri player sat out the 2017-18 because of college basketball’s transfer rule and played just 10 games last season because of an ankle injury that required surgery. He has started 35 games of the 42 he’s appeared in with the Cardinals and averages 11.7 points and 4.5 rebounds.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NCAA RULESNCAA alters video reviews, targeting rulesINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has announced a pace-of-play guideline for instant replay officials to complete video reviews in less than two minutes of a college football game. The top-ranked Djokovic caused a stir when he suggested in a live Facebook chat over the weekend that if a vaccination becomes compulsory on the world tennis tour then he “wouldn’t want to be forced by someone” to take it.Djokovic says in a statement emailed to the AP that despite his personal objection to a vaccine, “if it becomes compulsory, I will have to make a decision whether to do it or not.”In other virus-related developments:— Barcelona’s soccer team will sell the title rights to its famed stadium for one year in an effort to raise money for the fight against the coronavirus.The Spanish club’s executive board says it will donate the entire fee raised by selling the title rights to the Camp Nou to fighting the global pandemic. The Camp Nou has never had a sponsor since it opened in 1957.center_img — The general manager of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya says Formula One organizers are open to renegotiating hosting fees for races that may take place without fans this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Joan Fontseré tells The Associated Press that Liberty Media is “conscious” that if races need to go on without fans then the contracts with event promoters will have to be somehow renegotiated. Nine of the 22 races this season have already been postponed or canceled.— The Berlin Marathon says the race cannot be held as planned in September because of new restrictions in the city related to the coronavirus pandemic. City authorities have extended a ban on major events with more than 5,000 people until October 24. More than 62,000 people took part in the marathon last year. Organizers say they will take time to “engage with the consequences of the authorities blocking our events, agree on further steps and then inform you.” The Berlin Marathon is typically one of the fastest in the world. The current men’s world record was set in Berlin by Eliud Kipchoge in 2018.NFL-OBIT-CURTISFormer Colts linebacker Mike Curtis dead at 77ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The hard-hitting, no-nonsense linebacker Mike Curtis has died. He died Monday in St. Petersburg, Florida. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSBulls punished for recruiting issuesUNDATED (AP) — The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team has been placed on one-year probation after a former assistant coach was found to have forged recruiting documents.Buffalo also was fined $5,000, agreed to a two-week ban on communicating with potential recruits and reduced its recruiting days by five for the 2020-21 season.The decision was announced by the NCAA and the Mid-American Conference school as part of a negotiated resolution reached today. The school said it self-reported the infractions in October and cooperated with the NCAA investigation. Gronkowski’s agent says the tight end is about to come out of retirement and has accepted a trade to the Buccaneers. The Patriots also would send a seventh-round pick to the Bucs for a fourth-rounder.The deal is pending a physical and would give Brady one of his most dependable pass-catchers. Brady signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Bucs last month.Gronkowski has caught 521 passes for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns in 115 regular-season games. The five-time Pro Bowl selection has another 81 catches for 1,163 yards and 12 TDs in 16 playoff games.The tight end position already was considered one of Tampa Bay’s biggest strengths, with O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate teaming with Pro Bowl receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. They form the best collection of targets Brady has had to work with in more than a decade.MLB-A-ROD-METS The Playing Rules Oversight Panel also approved the rules change no longer requiring players to head to the locker room after being penalized for targeting. All other aspects of the rule discouraging above-the-shoulders contact remain the same.SOUTH KOREA-BASEBALLSouth Korean season to begin in May without fansSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s professional baseball league has decided to begin its season on May 5.The games will be played without fans until the risk of infection from the coronavirus is gone. — Reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson admits it was “bad timing.” The Baltimore Ravens quarterback threw footballs to teammate Marquise Brown and former NFL star Antonio Brown during an informal workout in Florida on April 1, without regard to social distancing. Jackson told reporters today that he’s now working out alone.— The deputy head of Germany’s national disease control center has cautioned against coronavirus testing for soccer players in order to restart the league. Regular testing of players and team staff is a key element of a plan to resume German soccer in empty stadiums next month. Robert Koch Institute vice president Lars Schaade says he doesn’t “see why certain sections of the population … should be routinely screened.” Schaade says he would prefer testing to be focused on people who show symptoms or who are linked to an outbreak of the virus.— The men’s and women’s professional tennis tours plan to create a player relief fund to help those in the sport dealing with the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The ATP and WTA say they are in discussions with the International Tennis Federation and the four Grand Slam tournaments. Neither tour provided any specifics about how much money they are pooling or how it will be distributed. No tournaments will be played before mid-July at the earliest.— The Associated Press has learned the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is bracing for cuts of 10% to 20% because of the coronavirus pandemic that has pushed the Olympics back one year and triggered losses across the nation’s sports organizations. The AP received a copy of a letter CEO Sarah Hirshland sent to leaders across the U.S. Olympic world in which she said the exact nature of the cuts would be determined by the end of May.— A staff member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has tested positive for COVID-19. Tokyo organizers say it’s a male employee in his 30s who worked at the headquarters building in a part of Tokyo known as Harumi. Organizers say the man is in quarantine at home. The Tokyo Olympics were postponed last month until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press April 22, 2020last_img read more

MCC chief Sangakkara wants England, Australia to tour Pakistan

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – England and Australia must tour Pakistan to facilitate regular international cricket in the South Asian country, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president Kumar Sangakkara has said.Top teams have shunned Pakistan since the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in which six players were injured and eight Pakistanis, including six policemen, were killed.Batting great Sangakkara, who was part of that team, returned to Pakistan with an MCC team in February this year but top teams have stayed away with security apprehensions.“It doesn’t matter an Asian side going there or a secondary side in terms of world prominence when it comes to having security measures in place,” Sangakkara told The Cricket Show on Sky Sports Cricket.“I think it’s important that England or Australia, even South Africa, make up their minds to actually tour when security is assured and they have those discussions; the MCC tour will be a precursor to that.”In December, Pakistan played their first test match on home soil since 2009 when they hosted Sri Lanka in Karachi while Bangladesh also played a test match in Rawalpindi in February.Bangladesh split their tour in three parts even though the final leg was called off in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Sangakkara, who has scored more than 28,000 international runs for Sri Lanka, agreed it was too early for any extended tour of Pakistan.“I don’t think you are ever going to see in the near future a five-test match series coupled with a one-day series played back-to-back,” said the former Sri Lanka captain.“I think it will be more a case of you play two test matches, you take a break, you go back and play three one-dayers.“It’s not exactly the right time for extended tours, but I’m sure that with the right communication and the measures in place that players can go back and play some great quality cricket, have a great time and bring cricket back to Pakistan.”Pakistan have offered to host global flagship tournaments after the governing International Cricket Council invited expression of interest for events in the 2023-31 cycle.last_img read more

Local results

first_imgFri, 20 May, Venue: Clonoulty, Rosegreen 1-7 Sean Treacys 1-8County U/21 (B) Football ChampionshipFri, 20 May, Venue: New Inn, Cahir 2-6 Golden-Kilfeacle 1-8County Senior Hurling “Challenge Cup”Fri, 20 May, Venue: Pairc Ciocaim Dundrum, Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams 1-10 Moycarkey-Borris 3-19Fri, 20 May, Venue: Borrisoleigh, Borris-Ileigh 2-6 Drom-Inch 2-19Fri, 20 May, Venue: Annacarty, Eire Óg Anacarty/Donohill 3-12 Holycross/Ballycahill 1-22Fri, 20 May, Venue: Kilcolman, Burgess 2-15 Thurles Sarsfields 0-13Fri, 20 May, Venue: Clonakenny, Clonakenny 2-18 Lorrha-Dorrha 1-13last_img