PCB asks BCCI to confirm venues for Pak tour

Published: Tuesday, December 21, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Islamabad:Pakistan cricket authorities have asked their Indian counterparts to confirm the venues for the next year's tour by January 3 as they are keen to send a high-level security delegation to carry out an inspection.

"BCCI has still not provided us with the list of venues where they plan to hold the matches. This matter has been delayed due to the court case concerning the Indian Board," a senior Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said.

"They gave us two earlier dates (for furnishing the details) but didn't meet the deadlines. Now we have requested them to send us the list of proposed venues by early next month so that we may know where we stand," he was quoted as saying in the daily 'The News' on Tuesday.

The Pakistan cricket team is due to tour India from February 25 to play three Tests and five ODIs besides two side games.

Although the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sent a tentative itinerary outlining the dates of these matches, they are yet to send the list of venues.

The Indians had also sent a top security delegation to Pakistan in March this year before India toured to play five ODIs and three Tests.

BCCI has however informed the PCB that they don't plan to hold any matches in Mumbai, a venue at which the PCB is not keen to allow its team to play.

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