Pak inspection team visits Mohali Stadium

Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Mohali:The two-member Venue Assessment team from Pakistan today inspected the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here -- the venue for the first Indo-Pak Test Match -- and described the facilities as "excellent and very impressive."

The team, comprising Zakir Khan, General Manager (Cricket Operations) of the Pakistan Cricket Board and Sohail Khan, Senior Superintendent of Police, Lahore, was taken around the PCA Stadium by association Treasurer G S Walia.

Later talking to reporters, Zakir Khan said they had come to see the facilities, including playing conditions, and security, which has become a common practice for visiting teams and "a part of the cricket family system".

Zakir Khan declined to make any comment regarding Ahmedabad as a venue for the second Test.

Sohail Khan, echoing the same views, added that reports of Pakistan being averse to play at Ahmedabad was a speculation by the media.

"It has all been generated by the press. We will talk to the local administration in Ahmedabad and the final decision will be taken by the two Boards."

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