Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pakistan cannot host international cricket

London, Mar 3 (PTI) Pakistan cannot host international cricket until it drastically improves its security, International Cricket Council President David Morgan said after today's deadly terror strike on Sri Lankan players in Lahore, putting question marks over 2011 World Cup. "In the current situation, Pakistan is a very dangerous place," Morgan told BBC Television after masked terrorists ambushed the Sri Lankan team on its way to play the third day of second Test match at Gaddafi stadium.

The attack left seven Sri Lankan team members, including their British assistant coach, injured and killed eight other persons, most of them security guards of the team, escorting them to the ground. "I think international cricket in Pakistan is out of question until there is a very significant change," he said.

Questioned about schedule for the World Cup due to be played in four I

ndian sub-continent countries, Morgan said if Pakistan was to stage any of the matches it would have to completely change the security scenario. But he said the allocation of matches between the four countries was yet to be met though the world cup has been awarded to the four countries.

"Quite clearly, this attack puts a great question mark over the ability of Pakistan to host cricket matches," Morgan said. PTI.

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