Pak to play three Tests, seven ODIs in India

Published: Thursday, March 9, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Lahore:Pakistan have agreed to play three Tests and seven One-day Internationals on their tour of India from first week of November next year.

The schedule has been incorporated in the new six-year future tours programme of the International Cricket Council (ICC), The News quoted Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director of Operations Saleem Altaf as saying today after returning from a meeting with ICC officials in Dubai.

''It was a good meeting from our point of view because all of our issues have been cleared now by the ICC as far as the FTP is concerned. Our programmes have been accordingly scheduled in the six-year cycle and have been circulated to the members,'' Altaf said.

In the new FTP, Pakistan will play host to South Africa from first week of September to late October and then tour India, from first week of November in 2007.

''In the new FTP, India will now tour Pakistan in 2009 and 2113.'' He also said Pakistan had made a bid for the 2008 Champions Trophy, but India had tabled a resolution, asking for the Champions Trophy tournament to be held after every four-years instead of its biannual cycle.

''The Indian resolution and the bids submitted for various ICC events including our bid would now all be decided at the executive board meeting of the ICC on March 21,'' he


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