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CSA concerned about players' safety

cricket Updated: Oct 24, 2007 19:48 IST
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Cricket South Africa is still concerned about the safety of its team, which is scheduled to play the fifth and final one-day international of the ongoing series against Pakistan in Karachi on October 29.

Uncertainty looms over the completion of the series following a massive suicide bomb explosion in Karachi that killed more than 140 people on October 18 as former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto returned to the country after eight years in exile.

A CSA spokesperson said on Wednesday that a member of the South African team's security staff had visited Karachi and a decision was expected soon.

"It's understood that the Pakistan authorities are not too keen to shift the match to another venue.

"We are only concerned about the safety of our players and support staff," said the spokesperson.