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September 24, 2003, 09:29 AM
Pakistan after the hosts offered a revised itinerary, the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA) said on Tuesday.

"It has been decided in principle that the tour will go ahead," UCBSA spokesman Moabi Litheko told Reuters.

He said the decision was taken at a meeting of the management committee of Cricket South Africa in Johannesburg.

South Africa captain Graeme Smith and coach Eric Simons also attended the meeting.

The Pakistan tour was given a final go-ahead last week, but the UCBSA then decided to call it off because of a bomb blast in Karachi on Friday.

South Africa had been particularly concerned about matches scheduled for Karachi and Peshawar, near the border with Afghanistan, following consultation with safety and security consultants and South Africa's High Commissioner in Karachi.

However the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it would claim damages of approximately $7 million from the UCBSA if it did not reverse its decision to cancel the tour.