Pak tour decision later on Tusday
The UCB of South Africa will be meeting today to take a decision as to whether the cancelled tour of Pakistan should take place under a re-structured schedule.Updated: Sep 23, 2003 15:51 IST
The Management Committee of the United Cricket Board of South Africa will be meeting later today to take a decision as to whether the cancelled tour of Pakistan should take place under a re-structured schedule.
The Committee, made up of Board president Ray Mali, vice president Rob Kurz, treasurer John Blair, legal advisor Brandon Foot and security consultants, will look at the revised tour schedule at Johannesburg.
The revised itinerary suggested an alternative to the original tour which included matches at Peshawar and Karachi, where a bomb explosion forced the South African authorities to cancel the trip on Saturday.
The UCB media liasion officer Bronwyn Wilkinson said in a radio interview early today that the Management Committee would consult board members and player representatives over telephone before taking any decision. She said the committee would give top priority to the safety of the players.
"But obviously we had to look at international relations, international cricketing relations and our obligations in terms of the ICC calendar," she said.
Wilkinson said the Board had not received any communication regarding the Pakistan Cricket Board intending to sue the UCB over the issue.
"We have spoken to the ICC and they have not told us anything. Our CEO Gerald Majola also spoke to Ramiz Raja of the PCB and this issue had not been raised. There's only been reports in the media," she said.
First Published: Sep 23, 2003 14:07 IST