No ban on India for scrapping Pakistan tour: ICC

December 21st, 2008 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Chandigarh,Dec.21(ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) president David Morgan has said that no sanctions will be imposed on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for scrapping off the tour to Pakistan.
Morgan said that the BCCI acted upon the instructions given by the Indian government and that it is within the rules of the International Cricket Council that Government instruction is an acceptable non-compliance.
“There is no doubt that Pakistan suffers from lack of international cricket played on home soil but I understand it was Indian government’’s decision that the Indian cricket team should not tour
Pakistan. And within the rules of the International Cricket Council, government instruction is an acceptable non-compliance so ICC would have no sanction against BCCI,” said Morgan.
Appreciating the England Cricket teams decision to return back to India after the Mumbai attack,he said,”I felt it is vital that the show must go on ,it would have been a victory for the militants otherwise.
Morgan further added that security experts felt that Pakistan is a different country as compared to India on security grounds and that teams like England feel safe to return to India for cricket matches, but the same cannot be said for Pakistan.
“Pakistan is a different country and quite clearly, the security experts believed that it was safe and secure for England to return here (India) and that has not been the case with Pakistan recent times,” Morgan added.(ANI)

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