PCB fails to propose AVPs, says ICC

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has rejected Pakistan''s legal challenge against its decision to move 2011 World Cup matches out of the country for security reasons saying “Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had failed to propose the Alternative Venues Plans (AVP) in case of any emergency and terrorist threats during ICC’s World Cup meeting in Dubai last month.

In a statement on Thursday the sport''s governing body said its executive board had not removed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as a joint host but had simply decided to stage the matches outside Pakistan.

"We are naturally disappointed the PCB has chosen to pursue its grievance with the ICC through legal channels but, having received correspondence from its lawyers, we have now responded," said ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat.

"We hope the PCB will reflect on this matter, withdraw its spurious claims and, as a responsible full member, engage with us in an appropriate manner."