''Unilateral decision on tri-series completely untrue''

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Lahore, Sep 1 (UNI) Rubbishing the reports of ignoring International Cricket Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board before taking a decision to fix up a tri-series in South Africa, a top board official has said the ''whole thing is in the knowledge of Chairman of the Committee.'' Former cricketers and officials had questioned the authority of PCB's Chief Operating Officer Shafqat Naghmi to hold negotiations with Cricket South Africa after the resignation of Nasim Ashraf as Board chairman but the PCB COO hit back by terming the accusations baseless.

''These reports are completely untrue. The whole thing is in the knowledge of Chairman of the International Cricket Committee (of the PCB) Ali Reza,'' Naghmi claimed.

''And before we started negotiations, the former chairman Nasim Ashraf was also in office, he had not relinquished his post at that time. So absolutely no truth in this story,'' he said.

Naghmi said the fixtures of the South Africa tri-series should be given a final shape in next few days but only after the International Cricket Committee of the Board reviews the tentative dates and programme and approves them.

''The meeting of the International Cricket Committee of the Board will be held either in Islamabad or Karachi.'' UNI XC CS RL CS1108

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