PCB postpones Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches due to unrest

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2010, 21:59 PM IST

Karachi: Unrest and violence have forced Pakistan Cricket Board to postpone the first round matches of prestigious domestic tournament Quaid-e-Azam Trophy here.

The Board said in a statement that the two matches scheduled in Karachi from tomorrow would be played at a later date but an official confirmed the postponement had been done due to the violence in the city.

Some 94 people have been killed in target killings in the city since last Saturday.

Karachi Blues were due to play PIA at the National Stadium and Karachi Whites to take on KRL at the UBL Stadium.

"We had already reached the city and started preparations for the match but now we have to return back and that has cost us a lot," an official of the KRL team said.

Security has remained a contentious issue in Pakistan and since last year after the militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore, foreign teams have refused to tour the country citing security concerns.