PCB desperate to stop shifting of Asia Cup

March 18th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by admin  

Lahore, March 18 (IANS) After the postponement of Australia tour, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is desperate to stop the shifting of Asia Cup and will take up the issue in its proposed meeting with the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) officials here Thursday. The recent wave of bombings that led to the postponement of the Australia series has cast a shadow over Pakistan’s chances of hosting both the Asia Cup, to be held from June 24 to July 6, and the Champions Trophy, to be held in September-October.

There is a strong possibility that the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) executive board might shift the Champions Trophy from the strife-torn nation.

Apart from PCB and ACC officials, Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) chief Arjuna Ranatunga will also attend the meeting to discuss Pakistan’s fate of hosting the Asia Cup.

PCB will be giving a detailed presentation to the ICC delegation Friday, which will not only assess the progress of the arrangements for the Champions Trophy, but will also be looking at the security situation of the country from close quarters, a report in The Nation said.

However, the members of the PCB executive board will discuss all the issues in an internal meeting before they sit with the ACC Thursday.

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