LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Tuesday strongly negated the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) gesture that Pakistan had showed no security concerns over holding the Asia Cup 2014 in Bangladesh.
The PCB wrote a letter to Asian Cricket Council (ACC) with regard to Pakistan team’s participation in the Asia Cup 2014 scheduled to be held in Bangladesh. In a letter to ACC President, interim PCB chairman Najam Sethi wrote: “After the ACC meeting, I saw a lot of media statements from various quarters, especially the ACC Chief Executive, which tend to suggest that the PCB, along with other participating countries, does not have any reservations regarding Pakistan team’s participation in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh.
“This is obviously contrary to the position conveyed by our COO Subhan Ahmad at the ACC meeting. The PCB does have reservations on the prevailing security situation in Bangladesh with specific reference to Pakistan. Indeed, that is why the PCB has decided to send its security representative to Bangladesh to attend the ICC security meeting on January 20 to assess the situation there and report back,” Sethi added.
“The PCB’s position regarding Pakistan team’s participation in Asia Cup 2014 in Bangladesh is that we are naturally keen to participate but will continue to assess the conditions, liaise with our government and follow its advice with regard to the security situation, and our participation will be dependent upon the reports that we receive in this regard,” the PCB chief added.