India in Pakistan 2006-07 May 17, 2005

PCB proposes Karachi as Test venue for India series

Cricinfo staff

The Pakistan Cricket Board has proposed Lahore, Karachi and Rawalpindi as venues for the three Tests for India's next tour of the country. During India's historic tour of Pakistan in 2004 the team only played a one-day international at Karachi, fearing that an extended stay in the city could expose them to the risk of a terrorist strike.

However the one-dayer went off without incident and Pakistan now hope that India will be willing to play a Test at Karachi. However the Pakistan board has problems of its own - with the managements of the Pindi Cricket Stadium and the Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar, The Dawn reported. There was a chance that the Rawalpindi Test could be moved to Faisalabad if the Pakistan board is unsatisfied with the working of the management at the Pindi Stadium.

For the one-dayers Pakistan has proposed Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Faisalabad and Multan as venues.