PCB to brief ICC on ‘improved’ security situation
KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to make a presentation to the International Cricket Council (ICC), highlighting how security has improved in Pakistan since the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka team.
Gunmen attacked the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009 as it was heading towards Gaddafi Stadium. Ever since the incident, international cricket in Pakistan has been suspended with ‘home games’ taking place in other countries, mostly the UAE.
Recently, Pakistan had to postpone its proposed Twenty20 league as no country was ready to issue No Objection Certificates to its players to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
In a bid to host international teams once again, the PCB has hired a counter-terrorism expert to brief the ICC on the security situation in Pakistan, the Press Trust of India reported.
“When the PCB recently contacted different Boards in connection with seeking NOCs for players for Pakistan Super League they realised that a lot still needed to be done to convince them just how much the board had done since the attack on the Sri Lankans to prepare a tangible security blanket and plan for cricket in the country,” the source said.