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Published: Friday, February 6, 2004, 15:51 [IST]
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Peshawar unlikely to host match, says Khan
Friday, February 6 2004 10:21 Hrs (IST)

Islamabad:Admitting that Peshawar lacks international standard facilities and security arrangements, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that the city is unlikely to host a match during India's historic tour to Pakistan beginning next month.

Khan told reporters at the Peshawar Press Club on Thursday that the Arbab Niaz Stadium lacked adequate facilities for the players and given the current security plans, it would be difficult for the PCB to organise important matches, the Dawn daily reported.

However, Khan added, that the PCB would make a final decision only after the visit of the Indian security team. He said if the Indian security team was satisfied with the arrangements in Peshawar, the PCB may still organise a match.

He also said the Governor of North West Frontier Province, Iftikhar Hussain Shah, had given him assurance to improve the facilities to the standards set by the International Cricket Council, (ICC) during the upcoming series with India.

Previously, the teams touring Pakistan had declined to play in Peshawar and Karachi.

Players still apprehensive about Pak tour

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