Pakistan wants to host ICC event in 2018

Hong Kong: Pakistan, a no-go zone for international cricket teams since an attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009, has requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to host a major event in 2018.

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said Wednesday that the executive board noted a request from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to consider hosting an ICC event in 2018. No discussion was held and no assurances were given as the ICC has no confirmed event currently scheduled for 2018.

"We fully understand the PCB request and we will consider if it is possible to host an event in Pakistan subject to the standard safety and security clearances," said Lorgat.

The ICC executive board also reviewed the comprehensive report submitted by Pakistan Task Team (PTT).

The committee made 63 recommendations covering the key areas of governance, cricket administration, playing structure, financial viability and communications.

The PTT comprises Giles Clarke (chairman), Mike Brearley, Peter Chingoka, Haroon Lorgat (ICC Chief Executive), Ranjan Madugalle, Ramiz Raja, and David Richardson (ICC General Manager-Cricket).

Lorgat thanked the PTT members and the PCB for their constructive engagement during the past two years.

"The report was adopted unanimously by the ICC Board and I am pleased that the PCB will consider this report at its next Board meeting," he said.


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