Pak team now reach on Nov 4 with India

Guwahati, Oct 25 (UNI) Security concerns have made the Pakistan cricket team to postpone their arrival in Guwahati for the inaugural ODI of the five-match series by a day and will be now reaching the city on November 4, a day ahead of the tie.

The Indian team will also be arriving on the same day as had been announced earlier.

The Pakistan team was originally slated to reach on November 3, but security concerns in this North Eastern state of Assam is believed to have led to the postponement, though sources in Assam Cricket Association (ACA) neither denied nor confirm the reason.

The sources, without confirming whether security was the reason for the postponement, said it could be an issue with the visiting team. ''But we have made adequate security arrangements and the ACA,the government and all concerned parties are working in coordination to ensure a smooth match,'' he added.

As per revised schedule, the Pakistan team will arrive in the afternoon from New Delhi, where they will take part in a practice match. The Indian team will fly from Kolkata at about noon.

Meanwhile, ACA officials informed that the trophy for the series would be unveiled at a city hotel on November 4, in the presence of both the captains and other officials.

The PSU major, Indian Oil, will be sponsoring the series and the trophy would be named as Indian Oil Cup.


Story first published: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 16:10 [IST]
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