Pak Board proposes dates for India's tour

Published: Wednesday, December 10, 2003, 23:53 [IST]
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Islamabad: Pakistan has suggested February 26-April 15 next year as the dates for the India's cricket tour when they were scheduled to play three Tests and seven One-Day Internationals.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had yet to reply or confirm the tentative dates sent to them for the scheduled tour next year, the first full tour by an Indian team to Pakistan since 1989.

"We have suggested the tour from February 26 to April 15 and seven One-dayers and three Tests are played with a few side matches. But we have not finalised the venues as yet," a PCB official was quoted as saying in the media on Wednesday.

He said that no sooner, than the BCCI approved the dates and matches for the tour the PCB would decide on the venues and try to include Karachi and Peshawar, which were avoided during the recent tours of South Africa and New Zealand on the grounds of security.

PCB officials also said that the Federal Minister for Interior Affairs, Saleh Faisal Hayat has issued a directive to the PCB to ensure teams visiting Pakistan in future should agree to play at Karachi, as there were no security problems there.

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