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PCB to revive World Cup shifting issue in ICC meet

cricket Updated: May 06, 2009 18:40 IST
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After failing to stop the International Cricket Council from shifting the 2011 World Cup matches out of the country, the Pakistan Cricket Board has now promised more straight-forward approach to revive the issue at the annual ICC meeting in June.

The media reports said that the PCB has decided to adopt a tougher approach as Pakistan still remains upset that the World Cup matches were moved without their consent although ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat had claimed it a unanimous.

"The Chairman will also take up the issue of Pakistan's hosting rights and fees at the coming meeting," the report said.

Interestingly the Pakistan's cricket community has welcomed the strong statement of former ICC President Ehsan Mani in which he directly blamed India for having the World Cup matches moved out of Pakistan.

"At least he had the guts to say what many of us feel is true that India is behind this World Cup matches shift. Mani has also raised some valid points and put the ICC on the backfoot. I wonder why the PCB Chairman couldn't do this at the last meeting," a former official of the board told.