28/04/2009

Will Pakistan boycott 2011 Cricket World Cup?

BBC reports that the majority of 2011 Cricket World Cup matches scheduled to be hosted in Pakistan have been switched to India.

The reports also add that India will host 29 of the 49 matches across eight venues,Sri Lanka will host 12 games while Bangladesh will stage eight at two grounds, along with the opening ceremony on 18 February 2011.India will now hold the final and one semi-final, with Bangladesh hosting two quarter-finals and Sri Lanka one.

The Pakistan cricketers and the cricketing establishment will assail this move.

On May 24, Imran Khan had called for moving the World Cup to Australia. Just yesterday, Reuters quoted Javed Miandad as saying that “The International Cricket Council should shift the 2011 World Cup out of Asia after Australia refused to send its Davis Cup tennis team to India”.Surely, the other rablle-rousers will follow suit and in a show of bravado raise their voices for a boycott.

Though, Haroon Lorgat has dismissed any chance of Pakistan boycotting the World Cup, the incendiary comments from the political and cricket establishment in Pakistan may well cause PCB to take this drastic step.

2 Comments:

Blogger lviss said...

THEY MAY NOT PARTICIPATE. WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE HOW THE SITUATION IS AT THAT TIME.

28/04/2009, 19:51  
Blogger Ottayan said...

You are right there is nearly a year and half to go and a lot of things can happen by then.

28/04/2009, 20:54  

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