South Africa’s decision regarding Champions Trophy is hasty: Naghmi

Friday, August 22, 2008

Declaring South Africa’s decision to skip next month's Champions Trophy ‘hasty’, Pakistan Cricket Board chief operating officer Shafqat Naghmi said here on Friday that the tournament may be affected from this decision.

Expressing reaction on South Africa’s decision, Shafqat Naghmi said that this decision is very disappointing.

"We are deeply disappointed and when a decision was to be made on Sunday we think South Africa made a hasty choice,"
the PCB chief operating officer said.

Naghmi said South Africa was a major cricketing nation and its refusal to take part would hurt the event badly.

"Now it's up to the ICC to take a decision which they would take on Sunday but I would say that South Africa's refusal will badly hurt the event. We will still do our best to save the event and host it on schedule,"
he said.

4 Responses to "South Africa’s decision regarding Champions Trophy is hasty: Naghmi"

Anonymous Says:

Dear Sir,

My Name is Muhammad Kashif. I am residing in DUBAI from the last 2 years. Being a Pakistan it is my duty to initimate you about the risk and current country situation being faced. Due to present situation Cricket board has to change the decision for helding ASIC CUP 2008 in pakistan. India is forcing pakistan for helding this tournament in our contry. There is a high risk involved due to terrorist activities. I would suggest that this tournament should help in Srilanka or some other country.

Please convery my message to control authority and directory pakistan cricket board and other concerned person.

Thanks & regards,


Anonymous Says:

Due to current country situation this tournament shouldn't help in Pakistan. South Africa & Australia has already withdrawn for playing in Pakistan where as India is forcing to help the same in PAKISTAN. This tournament shoiuld help in Srilanka.

Best regards

(Muhammad Faisal)

Anonymous Says:

Due to present country situation it would be highliy risky to take a decision for helding this tournament in PAKISTAN.

Thanks & regards. ASIF MALIK.

Anonymous Says:

Risk factor has to be considered while taking decision for ICC Chanpions trophy. There are high risks involved due to inconsistent security issues.

Yousuf Siddiqui - MCB Bank - PAKISTAN

Will Pakistan Premier League gain success just like Indian Premier League ?