PCB still waiting for invitaion of World Cup 2011 meeting

By Admin - Wed Jul 08, 11:58 pm

PCB_1KARACHI :Pakistan is still waiting an official invitation to attend a meeting of the 2011 World Cup Central Organising Committee in India on July 14.

“We are still waiting and watching. But obviously if we are still a host partner of the World Cup we expected to be invited to the logo unveiling ceremony and the meeting,” one source told PTI.

The International cricket Council has moved Pakistan’s share of 14 matches to the other host countries — India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — due to security conditions in the country.

The ICC has also rejected a proposal by Pakistan to host its share of matches at neutral venues and Pakistan has now asked the ICC Code of Conduct Commission to appoint a Disputes Resolution Tribunal to look into their plea.

The Pakistan board has also filed a legal suit in a civil court in Lahore against the shifting of the World Cup secretariat from Lahore to Mumbai and the court on Tuesday extended a stay order until July 30.

One source said that PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt might get a late invitation to attend the meeting as Pakistan remains one of the 2011 World Cup hosts.

“Even if an invite comes, the former president of the ICC who is advising the PCB on the World Cup issue has suggested that Butt only go to India after taking clearance from the lawyers so that legal position is not compromised,” the source added.

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