Reports on Ahmedabad are media speculation: PCB

Published: Friday, February 4, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Islamabad:The Pakistan Cricket Board today described as "media speculation" that it had reservations on Ahmedabad as a Test venue during the national team's forthcoming tour of India beginning later this month.

"The PCB has not said anything to media on its reservations about Ahmedabad as a venue. It is all media speculation. We will convey our decision to BCCI after receiving a report from the PCB team that visited India," PCB Spokesman Abbas Zaidi told PTI.

On whether PCB has suggested Chennai as an alternative venue to Ahmedabad, he said so far no suggestion has been made.

"Chennai is remembered for Pakistan's nostalgic win during the 1999 tour," he said but "right now we have not suggested any venue".

Zaidi further said that the report from the two-member security and venue assessment committee that toured India is expected in a day or two.

"We have to look at the report and there are no differences between PCB and BCCI on the finalisation of venues. Things are being worked out smoothly," he said.

The PCB, he said, will take a decision only after the return of Chairman Shaharyar Khan in a day or two from Dubai where he is attending the Asian Cricket Council meeting.

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