PCB releases India tour itinerary, may review it
The Pakistan Cricket Board released the itinerary for the January 4 to February 19 tour during which Indians are scheduled to play three Tests, five ODIs and a twenty20 game.cricket Updated: Sep 23, 2008 15:33 IST
Rawalpindi is all set to host a Test and a one-dayer during India's cricket tour of Pakistan next year but the PCB on Tuesday said it might have to review the itinerary in the wake of the deadly blasts in neighbouring Islamabad.
The Pakistan Cricket Board released the itinerary for the January 4 to February 19 tour during which Indians are scheduled to play three Tests, five one-day internationals, a twenty20 game and a three-day practice match at Hyderabad.
A senior official of the board said the tour itinerary was approved by the Indians but admitted they might want to have a review of venues after the Marriott hotel blast in Islamabad.
Teams playing in Rawalpindi used to put up at the Marriott.
PCB chief operating officer Shafqat Naghmi said tour itinerary, for the moment, remains as it was approved by the Indians.
"We had also sent them a brief of the security plan for the tour which is on the lines of the one prepared for the Champions Trophy and they didn't have any problems," he said.
But he admitted that with the tour still three months away, changes could be made to the itinerary if considered necessary by both boards.
"We would like to reactivate Rawalpindi as an international venue because the stadium has been renovated. The bomb attack in Islamabad is a human tragedy but we are hopeful things will improve in coming days," he said.