Karachi, Jun 28 (UNI) Joining its neighbouring board to support Zimbabwe, the PCB today said it will send its ''A'' team to the African nation from August 20 as planned, regardless of any sanctions that might be taken next week by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The BCCI has already expressed its support towards Zimbabwe, while the England and Wales Cricket Board called off their 2009 tour of Zimbabwe under instructions from the British government over the growing violence.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has already suspended all bilateral programmes with its southern African neighbour.
The ICC's annual conference begins in Dubai from tomorrow and South Africa's outgoing ICC president Ray Mali has placed Zimbabwe on the agenda of a two-day meeting of the ICC Board, the highest decision-making body, starting Wednesday when Zimbabwe could face a ban from international cricket.
But a PCB official said that Pakistan would go ahead with their scheduled ''A'' team tour.
''Our tour will take place as scheduled and our team will play two four-day matches and three one-dayers regardless of what transpires at the ICC meeting,'' the official said.
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