India Opposed Hosting World Cup Matches at Netural Venues - PCB


Karachi, Aug 29: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ijaz Butt Friday said that the Indian cricket board squashed its attempts to relocate its share of World Cup games to neutral venues.

"The ICC (International Cricket Council) had no objections over the proposal to have our share of World Cup matches at neutral venues. Other participating teams were also okay with it but the Indians objected to it," Butt said.

The ICC Board in April decided that Pakistan could no longer host the 14 matches it was originally allocated because of the country's volatile internal security situation.

Pakistan had demanded that it be allowed to host its share of World Cup games in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The other three host countries pointed out to Pakistan that the World Cup had been allotted to the four nations and there was no way any of the matches could have been played in a neutral country.


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