No BCCI hand in Lanka tour delay: PCB

Updated: 02 January 2009 09:52 IST

PCB Chief Operating Officer Saleem Altaf said there was no substance in the reports that the BCCI was pressurising the Lankans to skip their tour of Pak.

Karachi:

The Cricket Board here has rubbished reports about a BCCI hand behind the delay in Sri Lanka's confirmation of its tour of Pakistan.

PCB Chief Operating Officer Saleem Altaf said there was no substance in the reports that the BCCI was pressurising the Sri Lankans to skip their tour of Pakistan.

"There has been no delaying tactics on purpose by the Sri Lankan board. They wanted to sort out some issues with their players regarding the tour itinerary and hopefully they would confirm the itinerary in next two or three days. But we don't think there is anything suspicious in this," Altaf said.

He said the Sri Lankans have confirmed the tour and were only working out the itinerary as they were also keen to play India.

"The tour is definitely on and we are preparing accordingly for it. They should be playing two Tests, three one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match," he said.

The Lankans were invited by Pakistan following the cancellation of the Test tour by India after the Mumbai terror attacks.

Altaf said despite the cancellation of the Indian team's tour, the PCB continued to have good relations with the BCCI.

Topics : Cricket
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