Champions Trophy: ICC meeting to be held on Sunday

Saturday, July 19, 2008

All eight participating teams will receive a security briefing about the nature of the problems in Pakistan at the ICC meeting in Dubai ahead of the prestigious cricket tournament.

According to ICC officials, this urgent meeting was called to finalize the hosts of the Champions Trophy. The Chief Operating Officer, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shafquat Naghmi will represent Pakistan while Event’s security officer Sohail Khan and ICC Pakistan representative Ahmed Farooq will also participate in the meeting.

Players from England, Australia and New Zealand have already expressed concerns about playing in Pakistan - whereas India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are willing to support the hosts.

The ICC will also review the security arrangements during the Asia Cup tournament, which was monitored by experts and security companies on behalf of the ICC.

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