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NZ board chief to join Pakistan tour

New Zealand Cricket chief executive Martin Snedden is to accompany the team on their troubled tour of Pakistan, according to reports on Thursday.

india Updated: Nov 30, 2003 01:52 IST
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New Zealand Cricket chief executive Martin Snedden is to accompany the team on their troubled tour of Pakistan, according to reports on Thursday.

"I like the idea of going with the team at the moment because with so much going on it is preferable to see it for yourself," Snedden told Wellington's Dominion-Post newspaper.

The tour was due to start on Thursday but was put back a week after threats were made to New Zealand players.

Scott Styris, Lou Vincent, Ian Butler and Craig McMillan made themselves unavailable following the threats. The tour party is due to be announced on Friday.

"You sit here in New Zealand and make judgment but nothing beats experiencing what they are getting," Snedden added.

Pakistan police say they have traced the e-mail threat to an Internet cafe in a middle-class neighbourhood of Lahore. New Zealand cut short a tour of Pakistan last year when a bomb near their Karachi hotel killed a dozen people.

New Zealand are also considering sending John Bracewell to Pakistan as the team's coach. The former New Zealand off spinner was not due to take over his coaching duties until next month.

First Published: Nov 20, 2003 15:05 IST