Home > News >

Pakistan’s tour of India on schedule, confirms Zaka Ashraf

Pakistan tour of India on schedule, confirms Zaka Ashraf

PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf dismissed speculations that the incident involving the captain of the national blind team was a conspiracy © Getty Images

Karachi: Dec 9, 2012
 
The PCB has said that the incident involving the captain of the national blind team in India will neither affect relations between the two cricket boards nor the forthcoming One-day series in India.
 
PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf dismissed speculations about some conspiracy behind the incident where the blind cricket team captain, Zeeshan Ashraf drank detergent water thinking it to be mineral water.
 
“It was a mistake that led to the unfortunate incident and no acid was given to Zeeshan,  that is incorrect. A waiter accidentally left a bottle of detergent on the breakfast table,” he said.
 
“If one person has made a mistake it should and will not affect cricket relations between the two countries and our tour to India is on schedule,” Ashraf insisted.
 
Pakistan‘s national team is due to tour India from December 22 to play two T20 matches and three One-day Internationals, and it will be the first bilateral series between the two nations since 2007.
 
A high-level security delegation of the board also returned home Saturday after a week-long visit to India to inspect the match venues and other arrangements, including security for the Pakistan team.
 
The delegation has expressed its satisfaction over the security and other arrangements being made for the tour.
 
“The delegation has given us a report and they are satisfied that our team will be well looked after in every aspect so the tour is on,” Ashraf said.
 
Nadeem Sarwar, the media manager of the board, who went with the delegation to India, said that they had done a comprehensive inspection of arrangements at every venue.
 
“We are sure there will be foolproof security for our players as all the match venues have the ability to do this.
 
The visa policy has also been made clear now so everything is on track,” Sarwar said.
 
He also said that the Indians were also making top arrangements for the series, which is a highly anticipated one in India as well.

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Sep 13, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Gros Islet, St Lucia

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Mumbai Indians won by 9 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 72 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 13, 2014  at Raipur

Lahore Lions won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 13, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 7 wkts

Scotland tour of Ireland, 2014

Sep 12, 2014  at Dublin

Scotland won by 8 wkts

Photos

India tour of England 2014: Highlights

Videos

Ajmal addresses media after being suspended

West Indies in complete command of 2nd Test against Bangladesh at Gros Islet

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in CLT20 2014 Preview: A pack of world-class players

Saeed Ajmal’s suspension: ICC catches big fish to send strong message on suspect actions

Kolkata Knight Riders in CLT20 2014: Heavyweights who stand an excellent chance of going the distance

Cape Cobras in CLT20 2014 Preview: South African unit high on quality

Bangladesh Bangladesh vs West Indies Bangladesh vs West Indies 2014 Champions League T20 2014 CLT20 CLT20 2014 Lahore Lions vs Mumbai Indians Lahore vs MI MI vs Lahore Mumbai Indians Mumbai Indians vs Lahore Lions Southern Express West Indies West Indies vs Bangladesh West Indies vs Bangladesh 2014

CLT20 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings get ready for opening game

Shahid Afridi appointed Pakistan’s T20 captain

Sohaib Maqsood could be considered for Pakistan’s T20 captaincy

CLT20 2014: What Mumbai Indians, Lahore Lions need to do to qualify for main draw

Mohammad Yousuf slams PCB’s decision to conduct domestic T20 tournament before ICC World Cup 2015

Perth Scorchers in CLT20 2014 Preview: BBL champions start as underdogs

Jonty Rhodes — what if the famous leap to run-out Inzamam-ul-Haq hadn’t come off

Hansie Cronje — once he was a harmless, carefree prankster

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Lahore Lions’ fate mimics that of Pakistan

CLT20 2014 Qualifier match 5: Lahore Lions vs Southern Express — Key battles

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

635 Posts | 7 Fans

Yuvraj Singh in Anupam Kher show

Dhanush, Siddharth,Sivakarthikeyan applaud Shankar’s I!

Xiaomi Redmi 1S third sale on Flipkart to begin at 2PM today, up to 40,000 units on sale

Bypoll Election Results: Ruling Telugu Desam Party wins Nandigama Assembly bypoll in Andhra Pradesh

Revelead — medicines for mild hypertension may not be needed

Shahid Afridi appointed Pakistan’s T20 captain

Can Assam push BJP’s northeastward thrust?

NGOs pursue education for all

BlackBerry Classic latest photo leak reiterate the return of physical navigation and trackpad

Jonty Rhodes — what if the famous leap to run-out Inzamam-ul-Haq hadn’t come off

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here