Cricket: Malaysia offers Pakistan two alternative playing venuesApril 17th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr.17 (ANI): Malaysia has offered two of its ICC-recognised venues to Pakistan so that it can fulfil its international commitments and hold matches that were cancelled in the aftermath of the terror attack on Sri Lanka team.
According to The Nation, Malaysia is ready to become the alternative venue for Pakistan’s cricket matches so that all their international matches that were cancelled due to safety reasons can be played here, Malaysian Cricket Association (MCA) honorary secretary C Sivanandan said.
Since Malaysia already has two world class cricket venues, certified by the International Cricket Council to host Test matches and One-Day Internationals, MCA has made the offer to Pakistan, he said.
“The Bayu Emas Oval in Klang and the Kinrara Oval in Puchong have already staged world class international matches and we already have the facilities, expertise and the people to assist Pakistan in hosting matches,” Sivanandan was quoted as saying by the official Bernama news agency.
However, MCA has not yet received any feedback on the offer from the Pakistan board, he said.
After the March 3 terror attack on the visiting Sri Lanka team in Lahore, foreign countries and teams are reluctant to travel to Pakistan.
Pakistan’s hopes of jointly staging the World Cup with India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have dimmed after gunmen attacked the visiting Lankan team bus in Lahore on March 3, killing seven people and injuring six players ahead of the third day of the second Test. (ANI)
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