Dreams From Selling Banana Juice
At the gate, the simplicity of the residence of the Consul of Pakistan strikes me. Expecting a gigantic gate with the finest coatings, huge fence with razor wire, the residence is just like any affluent man's Muyenga home. As we sit near what was once …
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How Simon Easterby sledged Ricky Ponting and won Warren Gatland over in training
It does appear that Chris Tremlett, so sadly now returned home from the Middle East with yet another injury, was selected for the last Ashes tour on the strength of his net bowling before the Pakistan Test at the Oval in 2010.
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The perils of being an England fan
It's a shame a match couldn't have been scheduled in Sharjah, where Pakistan traditionally get good support. For the time being for me it is back to the 5.30am alarm call and my widescreen television for the rest of this tour.
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Complimentary 96-hour UAE visas with Etihad Airways
Guests booking a 3-night stay will also receive a complimentary Abu Dhabi City Tour. Hala Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways' destination management company, is available to all guests for booking custom itineraries, attractions and tours (halaabudhabi.com).
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