Islamabad, Dec. 7 (ANI): PCB chief Ijaz Butt has said that the Pakistan team will have a busy schedule in 2010, as the ICC Task Force has assured to keep Pakistan engaged even if it takes many years for the return of international cricket to the country.
"It was a very fruitful meeting as all the members expressed their full cooperation in honouring their international commitments with Pakistan in years to come," The News quoted Butt, as saying after his meeting with ICC Task Force.
"The coming year would be one of the most beneficial one for Pakistan cricket as ICC Task Force has assured all kind of support to keep Pakistan busy till the time international cricket returns back in the country," he added.
India were schedule to visit Pakistan last season to play a return series but the continuous volatile political relation between the two countries forced the respective boards to look for other options.
"The ICC Task Force has chalked their plan on Pakistan's international commitments, which also includes a series against India. However, they would refer their findings to ICC for further action," he said.
"As far as the Indian series in concerned, I am hopeful that something would come up very soon," he added.
Meanwhile, in Dubai, ICC Director Giles Clarke said: "We discussed how the ICC can support the PCB in a situation which is beyond its control. Cricket community must stand together and defend itself when assailed by terrorists, and cricket is severely threatened by these atrocities.
"The objective of the meeting was to come up with possible solutions in consultation with the PCB to ensure that the cricketing talent remains attached and attracted to the sport in spite of PCB's inability to host international cricket at home in the near future," he added. (ANI)