Pakistan agree to Woolmer match

Pakistan will play India in a one off Twenty20 to raise money for a cricket academy in South Africa, to be built in the memory of late coach Bob Woolmer.

Woolmer died of natural circumstances during the recent World Cup after Pakistan were bundled out of the competition by Ireland.

Although the PCB were initially sceptical of the fixture due to an overcrowding of the international calendar, they have now changed their stance and are committed to the proposition.

“We fully support the idea of Gill Woolmer to raise funds for the academy. We have confirmed the same to her. We will offer all support to Woolmer’s family as a tribute to the former national coach,” said the PCB in a statement released today.

“PCB is even willing to play this match during the forthcoming Pakistan tour to India in November-December 2007 and consent from the BCCI is awaited on this,” the statement added.

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