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
Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM SPORTS
Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 17: Police on Thursday arrested a 52-year old self styled Pir at Mattan here in south Kashmir district for allegedly raping a minor girl. A police official said that a girl More
- Srinagar City
People face inconvenience, administration caught napping
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Jan 17: Few hours of snowfall and rains caused water-logging in many areas of Srinagar causing immense inconvenience to the commuters. In absence of proper dewatering system, many areas including More
LA PANEL REVIEWS FUNCTIONING OF HUD DEPARTMENT
Jammu, Jan 17: The Estimates Committee (EC) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today reviewed the functioning of Housing and Urban Development Department. The Committee which met here today More
- South Asia
4TH DAY OF PROTEST
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Islamabad, Jan 17: As the Pakistan government made moves to hold talks with Tahir-ul-Qadri today, the agitating cleric told his supporters he was giving "democracy a final chance" and asked them not to More