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Pakistan to send video clip to convince ICC about security

By Omar Khalid, IANS,

Karachi : In its attempt to convince the world about the security situation at home, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to send to the International Cricket Council (ICC) video footage of the recent National Twenty20 Cup in Lahore.

A top official of the board told IANS that the video footage will show the ICC how security arrangements were made for the popular tournament that featured almost all the top players of the country and attracted huge crowds.

The official said this step is aimed at convincing the ICC and its member nations to help resume international cricket in Pakistan.

Pakistan has not hosted any international cricket since the March 2008 terrorist attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore. Many foreign teams were reluctant to tour Pakistan even before the attack but the incident has proved to be a fatal blow for the country, which was also stripped of its right as a co-host of the World Cup 2011.

Pakistan was supposed to co-host the World Cup along with India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The ICC’s top bosses will scrutinise the footage and will also send its task force that was formed to help Pakistan cricket come out of the current crisis.