Pakistan's okay for six-nation tournament

Pakistan's okay for six-nation tournament

Post by VIGNE.. » Wed, 15 Sep 1993 00:06:56

Pakistan give the thumbs up

World Cup champions Pakistan have reconfirmed their participation
in  a six-nation  limited-over  cricket  tournament to  be played
across India in November, organisers said Friday.

South  Africa, the  West Indies, Sri  Lanka, Zimbabwe  and  hosts
India are the  other teams taking part in the event from November
7 to 27 event  being  organised  by the  Cricket  Association  of
Bengal (CAB) to celebrate its diamond jubilee.

Organisers  brushed  aside suggestions  that  Pakistan, who  have
twice before cancelled tours of India for political reasons, will
pull out of the tournament fearing trouble at their matches.

"As of now, Pakistan's participation is certain," said CAB presi-
dent  Jagmohan Dalmiya, the  chief  organiser  of the tournament.
"The Pakistani board  has confirmed  in writing they will  send a

Doubts about Pakistan's tour  of India arose after  trouble broke
out  between  rival supporters  during a  friendly match  between
cricketers of  the two  nations in  England  last month to  raise
funds for Imran Khan's cancer hospital.

Thanks   :::   AFP and Muthu


UMass, Sep 13, 1993