Pakistan hosts 16-nation military sports tournament

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    Pakistan hosts 16-nation military sports tournament
    19th October 2016

    Army cricket teams from different countries have arrived at Lahore to take part in the first ever Physical Agility Combat Efficiency System (PACES) competition being hosted by Pakistan Army.

    Teams from Sri Lanka, England, Saudi Arabia, China and Australia will participate in the competition.

    The event is being organised by Pakistan Army, which is the first-ever such competition in the world.

    Commander Lahore Corps Lt-General Sadiq Ali declared the PACES Competition Open amid a colourful ceremony at the Venue which was attended by a large crowd.

    All the participating teams joined a Flag March Past, followed by Army's regimental troupes, representing all provinces of Pakistan including Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammun Kashmir, which presented traditional folk dances on the tune of famous regional songs and a spectacular demonstration by the Pakistan Army band, which won thunderous applauds from the audience.

    People's Liberation Army (China) and Pakistan Army dominated the opening day of the Pull-Ups contest in the First International PACES Competition-2016 that commenced at the Ayub Stadium on Tuesday.

    The visiting cricket teams practised at (NCA) indoor and outdoor to prepare for the first leg of matches to be held on October 19, 21 and 22 in various grounds of Lahore. Later, the team will travel to Rawalpindi and Abbottabad to feature in the remaining matches.

    On Wednesday, the participating teams will compete in 3.2-km run which will start at 9am from Askari-10 and end at the Ayub Stadium.

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    Players of different countries during opening ceremony of first ever Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System competition. ─APP
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    Members of the Australian army cricket team arrive for practice at the National Cricket Academy ahead of the First International PACES Competition 2016. ─AFP
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    The Saudi Arabian Army team arrives at the opening ceremony of the First International PACES Competition 2016. ─AFP
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    Players march-past during opening ceremony of first ever Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System competition. ─APP
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    Players march-past during opening ceremony of first ever PACES competition. ─APP
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    The Srilankan Army team arrives at the opening ceremony. ─APP
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    A view of graceful opening ceremony of first ever Physical Agility Combat Efficiency System. ─APP
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    The Chinese Army team arrives at the opening ceremony. ─AFP

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