Pak govt. holds PCB responsible for losing hosting rights of 2011 World Cup

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Islamabad, July 1 (ANI) : The Pakistan government has blamed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the International Cricket Council' s (ICC) decision to shift 2011 World Cup matches from the country.

Pointing fingers towards the PCB chief Ijaz Butt, Sports Minister Pir Aftab Jilani said those who run the matters of PCB are responsible for losing the rights of hosting World Cup 2011 matches.

"Of course, the one who is running the show of Pakistan cricket is responsible for this shift," The Daily Times quoted Jilani, as saying.

The ICC had decided not to host any World Cup matches in Pakistan following the brazen terrorist attack on the visiting Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore in March.

Later, the apex cricket committee awarded all the 14 matches, which Pakistan had to host earlier, to the other three host nations India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. (ANI)

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