Karachi, Mar.13 : Geoff Lawson, the coach of the Pakistan cricket team, has expressed fears that this September's ICC Champions Trophy might be shifted out of Pakistan, given the precarious security situation.
"I'm fearful for the Champions Trophy. The Australians have set a bad example by opting out of the (Pakistan) tour and I'm not sure whether they would come here for the Champions Trophy," The News quoted him, as saying.
Lawson warned that there is a possibility that other leading teams might follow suit.
"There is a likelihood that the Champions Trophy might eventually fall in the lap of South Africa," he claimed.
Lawson said that he and his charges were now setting their sights on the home series against Bangladesh next month.
Bangladesh has agreed to play five One-day Internationals and a Twenty20 game in April. The itinerary of the series is to be decided soon.