ICC postpones Champions Trophy till next year

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Sunday postponed Champions Trophy until next year over security fears. The move came two days after South Africa refused to send their team, while players' associations from Australia, New Zealand and England urged their players not to travel to the troubled country over serious security concerns. The decision to postpone the event was taken after a tele-conference of the ICC executive board in Dubai on Sunday. PCB chief operating officer Shafqat Naghmi said while disappointing, the decision to postpone was a sort of victory for Pakistan. "We are naturally disappointed but in a way the postponement is a victory for us. Under these circumstances there were only two solutions: either to relocate the event to Sri Lanka or postpone it. "Had it been relocated it would have deprived us of the hosting rights," Naghmi told a foreign news agency from Islamabad. 

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