ICC assures Champions Trophy 2008 will be held as scheduled

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Lahore, Mar 23 (UNI) A four-member ICC delegation, which visited Pakistan, has assured that the upcoming Champions Trophy 2008 will be held as scheduled.

The delegation yesterday left for Dubai after visiting the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium and reviewing the arrangements.

They expressed their satisfaction over the arrangements and assured that the event would be held as scheduled.

The delegation, led by Chris Tetley, went around various sections of the Stadium and expressed overall satisfaction over the facilities.

They were briefed by the PCB Regional manager Khatib Rizwan, who informed the delegation about the ongoing expansion and renovation work at the Pindi Cricket Stadium that will be completed well before the Champions Trophy begins.

ICC communication manager Samiul Hasan Burni told newspersons, ''another delegation would visit Pakistan in May or June to review the security arrangements.'' Talking to 'The Post', the ICC Champions Trophy event director Ahmad Kamal said the visit of the ICC team has been very successful.

He detailed that the satisfaction of the ICC members proved that the international cricket was going to be revived soon.

To a question, Ahmad said the development work for the mega event was going as planned and hoped that it would be completed well in time and the event would be held in a memorable fashion.

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