07-22-2005, 02:32 AM
PCB concerned over Pak players’ security in England
Sports: PCB concerned over Pak players’ security
Published by UPKNews Staff on Thursday, 21st July @ 5:28 am
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KARACHI, Sindh - It is now the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s turn to express security concerns when Pakistan tour England next year in wake of the recent tragic bomb blasts and loss of life in London. PCB’s chairman Shaharyar Khan in an exclusive interview to Voice of America (VOA) Urdu Service from London admitted that tension in some parts of England was on the rise and the PCB will have to evaluate the situation before touring England next year.
He said that the PCB, if needed, will certainly press for change of venues that it may not deem secure when Pakistan tour England in 2006 as sensitivities of both the sides are to be realised and accepted. The Pakistan cricket team is scheduled to undertake a tour of England in July next year.
Shaharyar Khan was of the view that following the blasts in London there was tension in some parts of England that will need to be assessed next year before Pakistan’s tour of England.
Shaharyar Khan dismissed the notion of former captain Javed Miandad calling for the cancellation of England’s tour of Pakistan in October this year, if England did not agree to play a Test match in Karachi. "Acting on such advise would mean the end of international cricket in Pakistan and I feel that things can improve by playing cricket rather than cancellation of cricketing ties," Khan said.
When asked to comment on a reported confession of a PCB accountant accusing that former manager National Stadium, Razaullah Khan, was involved in financial misappropriation, Shaharyar Khan praised Razaullah by saying that he has served and supported the PCB a lot over the years, therefore, such minor things should not be made into an issue.
"I would not like to comment on such allegations and if the need arose, an inquiry could be conducted by the PCB," Shaharyar Khan concluded.
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