ICC to share security responsibility with PCB for Champions Trophy

Lahore, May 12 (UNI) Security being a major concern for various touring teams in Pakistan, the ICC and the PCB will jointly take the responsibility to make security arrangements for the upcoming Champions Trophy to be held in major cities of the country in September this year.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Nasim Ashraf, after returning back from Dubai where he attended an important meeting with the ICC executives told mediapersons, ''The ICC security delegation will visit Pakistan in the end of current month and will visit the venues for the Champions Trophy.'' Ashraf, however, maintained that Pakistan will host the Asia Cup as scheduled from June 24 to July 6 and heads of all major cricket boards including the top officials of the ICC would witness the final in Karachi.

''Neither ICC nor Asian Cricket Council (ACC) have any reservations over security in Pakistan and the coming season will be full of cricket,'' he said.

The PCB chief also exuded confidence that the board's efforts to appoint former Pakistan captain Majid Khan for the ICC cricket committee chairmanship will bring fruitful results.

''Hopefully, Majid will win this honour. I have talked to chiefs of various boards and signs are bright for Majid.

''The PCB governing board would discuss a thirteen-point agenda including development plan, financial statement and the approval of budget for new financial year in its meeting on May 13.

He further added that the board has also sent a summary to the Prime Minister for construction of a state of the art cricket stadium in Islamabad.


Story first published: Monday, May 12, 2008, 19:16 [IST]
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