PCB demands change venue for U 19 matches

Tuesday 08 August 2017 1 month ago 29   Karachi   Print

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Report  Web Desk : KARACHI: Pakistani cricket authorities Tuesday called for an upcoming tournament in India to be moved to a neutral venue, citing security fears in the South Asian country. India is due to host the Under-19 Asia Cup in November but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it would press for a relocation at an Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting this week. "We will discuss this matter in the ACC meeting in Colombo on Saturday and we think that the event can be held at any other secure venue outside India and Pakistan," Najam Sethi, chairman of the PCB executive committee. Political tensions have prevented the neighbours from playing a bilateral series since 2007, apart from Pakistan’s tour to India in 2012-2013 when they played a short limited-overs series. Since then, sporting events have been marred by perennial tensions between the arch-rivals. In 2013 officials were forced to move Women World Cup matches from Mumbai to Cuttack over security fears and protests over Pakistani participation. 02