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PCB lodges protest with ICC for taking away 2011 WC matches

cricket Updated: Apr 23, 2009 13:14 IST

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Pakistan cricket officials have lodged a formal protest with the International Cricket Council (ICC) conveying their anguish over the "hasty" decision to shift the 2011 World Cup matches from the country two years before the mega event.

Sources told PTI that Pakistan board delegation that met ICC Chairman David Morgan and Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat in Dubai this week had conveyed the protest over the shifting of the World Cup matches.

"The PCB delegation which included chairman Ejaz Butt, COO Saleem Altaf, director general Javed Miandad and some governing council members made it clear they were not happy with the ICC decision which they felt had been taken in haste without giving consideration to the far reaching effects it could have on Pakistan cricket," one source said.

He said one PCB official had pointed out that while the ICC and other countries were willing to accommodate the Indian board despite security issues the same concern and compassion was not shown to Pakistan cricket.

The delegation told ICC top brass that PCB had started coordinating with the government and was working on a security plan for touring teams with input from reputed foreign security agencies when the ICC made its decision in a "hurry".