17 Sep 2008

Pakistan accuse Australia of double standards

5:56 am on 17 September 2008

Pakistan cricket authorities have accused their Australian counterparts of double standards after confirmation that Australia's test tour to India would go ahead despite a series bomb blasts in New Delhi last weekend.

A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board said they expected the tour to go ahead because there was big money involved in the four-test series which starts at the end of this month.

Australia postponed their test tour to Pakistan earlier this year insisting they were concerned with the safety and security of their players.

They were also among the four countries to express security concerns about playing the Champions Trophy in Pakistan, leading to its postponement last month by the International Cricket Council.

Australia are due to tour Pakistan next year.