05-12-2009 10:57

The Pakistan Cricket Board says it will sue the International Cricket Council, after the cricket's governing body recently cancelled Pakistan as a host of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Pakistan's Cricket Board Chairman Ejaz Butt gestures during a press conference in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 9, 2009. Pakistan wants to take the International Cricket Council to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over being stripped of its co-hosting status for the 2011 World Cup. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary) 
Pakistan's Cricket Board Chairman Ejaz Butt gestures during a 
press conference in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 9, 2009. 
Pakistan wants to take the International Cricket Council to the 
Court of Arbitration for Sport over being stripped of its 
co-hosting status for the 2011 World Cup. (AP Photo/K.M. 

At an executive committee meeting last month, the ICC decided to strip Pakistan as a co-host of the 2011 World Cup due to the security concerns in the country.

Pakistan along with neighbors India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were to due to co-host the tournament. The Pakistan cricket board decided to go on the offensive and is going to send legal papers to the ICC. At the grass roots level, people are concerned that the sport will suffer unless the rest of the cricket world help out.

Muhammad Naeem, Cricket Enthusiast, said, "The world should help us. Mishaps can take place at any time, cricket will finish here in Pakistan. It doesn't mean the ICC shouldn't cooperate with us."

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