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Champions Trophy’s Uncertainty

Written by Commoner on July 10th, 2008   (172 views)

The Champions Trophy, which is scheduled to be held in Pakistan on September 11-28 is now in very much quandary, especially after the recent streak of terrorist activities in the country. First there was a suicide attack in the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad, in which 21 people died, and then there were seven in tandem blasts in the Karachi, which sparked a sheer terror in the megalopolis of Pakistan.

Australia, England and New Zealand have clearly told the International Cricket Council (ICC) that they would surely boycott the Champions Trophy, if it is held in Pakistan, and they have forced ICC to shift the venue to the South Africa or to Australia. They have already submitted a written response in that regard.

The fears of the foreign teams are justified, but they don’t know the ground realities in Pakistan. ICC chief is also understandable. ICC chief executive Haroon Logart tried to assuage fears of visiting teams when he said that the ICC will not compromise over security. He said, “The ICC will not compromise the safety and security of any individual at one of its tournaments and if it is not appropriate to play in any country then we will not do so.”

But if these teams boycott the event then it would be the victory of the terrorists and the defeat of the game.

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