Pakistan to drop legal action against ICC
LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ijaz Butt is leaving for Dubai on Sunday to attend along with ICC officials an important meeting in connection with the World Cup 2011.
A reconciliation is expected among the PCB and the ICC in the meeting.
Pakistan was ruled out as World Cup venue after gunmen attacked Sri Lanka''s team bus and security detail during a March Test, killing six police officials and a van driver. Several Sri Lanka players and officials also suffered injuries.
The PCB had taken legal action questioning the authority of theICC to make the decision, but after a long thinking the PCB has decided to reconcile with the ICC and the issue is strongly expected to be resolved out of the court.
However, Pakistan in result will not get the hosting of 14 matches of the World Cup but the ICC has assured the PCB that Pakistan will be the host of these matches which will be held anywhere.
Pakistan will certainly get gate money and royalty of these matches and also the hosting fee but the PCB will have no TV share with Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh.