PCB looking for Aus, NZ consent on tri-series venue

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
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Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday said it was looking for the green light from Australia and New Zealand to shift what was to have been a home- series to Kenya.

"The venue of the tri-series with Australia and New Zealand will be finalised with the consent of Australia and New Zealand," PCB chairman Lieutenant General Tauqir Zia told reporters. "Nairobi, Kenya is the most suited venue." Australia's two tours of Pakistan have been thrown in serious doubt over security fears in and around the region. "For the tri-series we are running out of time so we would definitely talk to New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and they owe us some cricket." Pakistan plans the tri-series from August 25-September 7 while the International Cricket Council Champions Trophy starts in Sri Lanka on September 12. "As per our negotiations NZC is committed to playing a tri-series but if it does not come to Kenya we would play extra games with Australia," General Zia said. PCB chairman said he would try his best to convince Australia to play a Test series in Pakistan. "We have enough time for the October Test series and would definitely try to convince them to play in Pakistan or else we have neutral options of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for Test series." "Former Australian player Trevor Chappell is in Pakistan and has faced no problems of security."

Pakistan looks to Kenya for tri-nation home series
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