SL to learn Champions Trophy fate next week
The International Cricket Council will make a final decision next week on whether the rescheduled Champions Trophy tournament will remain in Sri Lanka.cricket Updated: Mar 10, 2009 13:04 IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will make a final decision next week on whether the rescheduled Champions Trophy tournament will remain in Sri Lanka.
Pakistan was originally due to host the one-day international competition in 2008 but after several teams voiced security concerns about playing there, the ICC reacted by postponing the event before switching venues last month.
Relocated to Sri Lanka, the original reserve venue, concerns remain over weather patterns on the island nation during the September-October tournament period.
The ICC chief executives' committee would discuss the issue on Wednesday and make a recommendation to its board, who would make a final decision on Monday, a statement from cricket's governing body said on Tuesday.
"If it is decided that potential weather patterns would permit the event to proceed successfully... preparatory work standard for all ICC events would take place," the statement added.
"If the eventual decision were to be that those potential weather patterns would not allow certainty in staging the tournament, then the ICC would seek bids from interested locations with a view to deciding on a (new) host in April."