However, PCB recently notified ICC and BCCI that the national team’s participation in the World Cup has to be coordinated with the government due to the strained relations between the two countries.
Ashraf and PCB chief operating officer Salman Taseer are in Durban to attend ICC meetings where they are expected to discuss India’s refusal to send their team to Pakistan on security grounds.
Mazari also said that like him, some other members of the ad hoc committee set up by Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to recommend whether the national team should go to India for the World Cup also felt it was time for Pakistan to take a tough stance on India’s refusal to tour the country.
Sharif has formed a high-level committee headed by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto to decide on the participation of the national cricket team in the World Cup in India.
I want our World Cup matches to be played at neutral venues unless India wants to send its team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. If they have security issues in Pakistan, according to the Indian board, then we can also question the security situation in India, Mazari said.
Before Ashraf was appointed by the government as chairman of the new cricket management committee to manage PCB affairs, his predecessor Najam Sethi was in talks with members of the