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October 14, 2003, 08:02 AM
Kiwis agree Pakistan return

New Zealand have agreed to play five one-day matches in Pakistan next month.
It will be the first time they have visited Pakistan since aborting a tour in July 2002 after a bomb exploded outside the team hotel in Karachi.

The incident traumatised a number of New Zealand's players with skipper Stephen Fleming later saying that it would haunt him for life.

The itinerary for the forthcoming tour will be restricted to the cities of Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore.

Karachi was the centre of attention again last month when another explosion led to South Africa cancelling a tour.

It was eventually salvaged after the Pakistan Cricket Board agreed to move games away from Karachi and Peshawar.

The New Zealand squad will travel to Pakistan following a tour to India, which could end only four days before their opening game.

New Zealand's tour schedule:

Nov 22 1st ODI, Faisalabad
Nov 24 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi
Nov 25 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi
Nov 29 4th ODI, Lahore
Dec 1 5th ODI, Lahore