Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pakistan Venue Problems

Ijaz Butt, the PCB chairman, has unused to prohibiting Tuesday's conference in Mumbai that inveterate that India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will host the 2011 World Cup matches that were at first allocated to Pakistan. He also called for additional talks expected at bringing back some of the World Cup games to Pakistan.

Pakistan had been provoked to the meeting of the World Cup Central Organising Committee but the PCB skipped it, though it deputed Zakir Khan, its director, to concentrate the ICC event's logo instigate ceremony.

"No, we did not prohibit the meeting," Butt told AFP. "Since it is a legal matter we do not want to make remark on that, but I can tell you that we are still trying to solve the matter through talks."

Butt strained that the PCB was still trying to resolve the problem without proceedings, though the board had commenced legal measures after Pakistan had been stripped of the World Cup matches following the terrorist strike on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in March. "We are absolutely trying to solve the affair out of court and I am going to meet the ICC president soon," Butt said.

The ICC has sustained that Pakistan cannot host matches in the 2011 tournament because of security anxiety but the PCB would be recognized as hosts and retain fees from its original allocation of 14 matches.

At the meeting on Tuesday, it was also reaffirmed that the World Cup secretariat would stay in Mumbai and not been shifted back to Lahore. A civil court in Lahore has given a stay order until July 30 against the relocation after the PCB issued a legal notice on the matter. "I would not like to remark on the value of the decisions made Tuesday because it's a legal issue," PCB legal consultant Taffazul Rizvi said, "but keeping the central office in Mumbai is tantamount to contempt of court and will be brought to the knowledge of the court."

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