“Broken leg chair” Pak must seek neutral venues if it wants to play international cricket: ICCApril 25th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.25 (ANI): Pakistan must admit that the leg of a chair is broken and unless it fixes it, it has to seek neutral venues if it wants to play international cricket.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked Pakistan to explore neutral venues for its home assignments as it is certain that no foreign team would visit the country in the prevailing security conditions.
“Pakistan must admit that the leg of a chair is broken.Then they would be able to fix it and find a place to be seated, otherwise, by crying or not admitting that the leg is broken wouldn’t help Pakistan to manage their cricket affairs,” ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said.
“If Pakistan manages to play at neutral venues like Dubai, Ireland, England or elsewhere it would be too good for all us,” Lorgat added.
Lorgat said that following the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, no foreign team is keen to tour Pakistan, but the ICC is trying its best to keep Pakistan afloat in the international cricket arena.
“The problem is that nobody wants to come to Pakistan.We in the ICC are trying our best to keep Pakistan playing at neutral venues by telling the other nations to fulfill their commitments,” The Nation quoted Lorgat, as saying. (ANI)
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