PCB wants women’s WC shifted to S A


New Delhi, Jan 17: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf said on Wednesday that the women’s World Cup should be shifted to a neutral venue like South Africa if there are security concerns in India.
 “Women’s World Cup is an ICC event and if the security is not good enough in India, then the world governing body should consider shifting it to a neutral venue like South Africa or somewhere,” he said.
 “I would want to leave it to the ICC to decide. The entire tournament has to go to a neutral venue. A few matches cannot be shifted to another country and rest played somewhere else. It has to be in a peaceful manner.
 If it happens in India then there should be proper security arrangement, otherwise it could be shifted to a neutral venue,” Ashraf told Times Now.
 The PCB chief added: “ICC is still considering options and trying to look for venues where cricket can be played.” Ashraf however said he was not averse to the idea of Pakistan’s matches being shifted from Mumbai to some other city in India.
 On Pakistan’s participation, Ashraf said: “Definitely, women’s World Cup cannot take place without Pakistan. We haven’t heard anything like that. They (ICC) can’t say that the event will go on without Pakistan.
 I’m so sorry that there have been some developments on the border but sports should go on.”
 Ashraf said he had no information regarding the two commentators, Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja - they are part of the commentary team for the ongoing India-England ODI series - being asked to return home.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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