PAKISTAN PRESIDENT TO MEET WITH ICC
Pakistan President and Patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB),
General Pervez Musharraf, will meet with International Cricket
Council (ICC) President, Malcolm Gray, and ICC Vice President Eshan
Mani, in Islamabad tomorrow to discuss issues surrounding Pakistan
Terrorist attacks in Pakistan have recently disrupted the country's
international cricketing program and the meeting will provide the
ICC with the opportunity to discuss these issues and the steps being
taken to address the safety concerns some nations have over
travelling to the country.
Mr Gray said that the meeting would provide a good opportunity for
the ICC to get a better understanding of the situation in Pakistan.
"Pakistan cricket is dealing with a number of very difficult
challenges and the ICC is anxious to ensure that it has a full
understanding of the facts and to provide assistance where it is
possible," said Mr Gray.
"As both the President of the nation and the Patron of the PCB, Gen
Pervez Mursharraf will be able to help us better understand the
challenges facing the PCB and possible areas in which the ICC can
PCB Chairman, Lt General Tauqir Zia, will accompany Mr Gray and Mr
Mani to the meeting.
Mr Gray and Mr Mani are in Pakistan to attend the ICC Development
Committee meeting taking place in Lahore which brings together the
key cricket development people from around the world to help guide
the growth of cricket.
Cricket is played in 84 countries with the commercial activities of
the ICC helping to fund the growth of the game around the world.