Pak announce revised itinerary
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday announced the revised itinerary for South Africa's tour next month.india Updated: Sep 24, 2003 18:17 IST
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced the revised itinerary for South Africa's tour next month.
The United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA) decided on Tuesday that their team would tour on a revised itinerary after initially cancelling the trip on security grounds last Saturday.
PCB spokesman Samiul Hasan told Reuters that South Africa would play five one-day internationals and two test matches on the tour, which starts with a practice match in Lahore on October 1.
In the revised itinerary both Karachi, the site of a bomb blast last week which precipitated the initial tour cancellation, and Peshawar, close to the border of Afghanistan, have been dropped as match venues.
The PCB spokesman said they had not been told the exact date of the tour party's arrival in Lahore.
"But we are expecting them on the 29th (of September)," he said.
Revised tour itinerary:
Oct 1: one-day practice match in Lahore.
Oct 3: 1st one-day international in Lahore.
Oct 5: 2nd ODI in Lahore.
Oct 7: 3rd ODI in Faisalabad.
Oct 10: 4th ODI in Rawalpindi.
Oct 12: 5th ODI in Rawalpindi.
Oct 17-21: 1st test in Lahore.
Oct 24-28: 2nd test in Faisalabad.
First Published: Sep 24, 2003 18:06 IST