PCB team to visit India on February 19 to discuss World Cup preparations

February 10th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, Feb.10 (ANI): A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) committee headed by Board chairman Ijaz Butt will be visiting New Delhi to attend an emergency meeting of the 2011 World Cup Central Organising Committee to be held on February 19, The News reports.
Butt will be accompanied by PCBs Chief Operating Officer (COO) Saleem Altaf and new Managing Director Salman Butt.
Top officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will also be attending the meeting.
The top cricket officials will be discussing their preparedness regarding the Cricket World Cup which all the four test playing nations are supposed to host in 2011.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has kept Australia and New Zealand as standby venues for the 2011 World Cup.
The fate of the biggest cricket tournament hangs in the balance due to the current tensions between India and Pakistan following the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
Several teams have also expressed apprehensions about visiting Pakistan due to security concerns. (ANI)

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