PCB chief to discuss re-scheduling Oz tour to Pakistan with Cricket Australia

March 18th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin  

Melbourne, Mar 18 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) has invited Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Nasim Ashraf to discuss with them the re-scheduling of the Australian cricket teams tour to Pakistan.

CA chairman Creagh O’Connor extended the invite to Ashraf to assure him of Australia’s commitment to fulfilling their tour obligations despite withdrawing from it last week citing security reasons.

Ashraf is expected to interact with both security advisers and officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to get a better understanding of why CA abandoned the tour.

Ashraf and I have taken the opportunity to catch up during the current International Cricket Council (ICC) board meeting in Dubai and we have had a preliminary look at dates which might be suitable to reschedule the matches, The News quoted O’Connor, as saying in Dubai.

It is clear from our initial discussion here in Dubai that we need to sit down and go through the technical issues on finding new dates with a fine tooth comb, said the CA chairman, adding, To that end, I have suggested we meet in Melbourne as soon as possible and we will organise dates once the current ICC meetings are finalised. (ANI)

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