A bomb explosion in Karachi has led to fresh concerns about the security of the England cricket team.
Firemen at the scene of the explosion
They are due to meet Pakistan in a one-day international at the city's National Stadium on 15 December.
The explosion occurred outside a restaraunt close to the hotel where the players will be staying.
"The team will be secure wherever they go - whether it's Karachi, Lahore or Rawalpindi," said Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan.
"This is a global phenomenon. We must not allow the bombers and terrorists to win.
"We have to hold firm, life must go on and I think playing cricket is part of the normalcy that we are all absolutely committed will not be disrupted," Khan told BBC Sport.
Reports say that a car bomb triggered by remote control was the focal point of the explosion which killed at least two people and injured 15 others.
Pakistan's largest city has seen several bomb attacks blamed on Islamic extremists opposed to the government.
In 2002, New Zealand's cricketers abandoned a tour after a blast close to their hotel which left 14 people dead.
Since then, only two Test matches have been played in Karachi and the England and Wales Cricket Board refused to allow its team to take part in a five-day game there on the current tour.
Whether the one-dayer scheduled for Karachi goes ahead now depends on a series of discussions between the two boards and security advisors.
"It is important to find out exactly who was behind it and why this explosion took place.
"In a day or two, things will be much clearer and we hope to be able to sit down and see if any further measures are required.
"The security cordon around the England team, and any other team visiting Pakistan, is such that this kind of bomber would never have been able to get through," said Khan.
"I am sure we will be able to make all the security provisions that are required for the team to continue playing."
On Monday, England confirmed they would travel to Faisalabad for the second Test, which starts on 20 November, despite violence against Christians in the area.
"The advice from our experts is that the situation in Faisalabad is calm," said a team spokesman.
"The prospect of the outbreak of violence spreading is low."