Pak­istan and ICC set­tle out of court

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Pak­istan has reached an outof-court set­tle­ment with the In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil over be­ing stripped of co­host­ing rights for the 2011 World Cup, lo­cal me­dia re­ported yes­ter­day.

Pak­istani me­dia re­ported that Ijaz Butt, chair­man of the Pak­istan Cricket Board, re­ceived au­tho­ri­sa­tion from the PCB gov­ern­ing board to reach a cash set­tle­ment.

The amount of the fi­nal set­tle­ment was not dis­closed, re­ported The News news­pa­per. Pak­istan had al­ready se­cured a $10.5 mil­lion pay­ment for the 14 games it was ini­tially sched­uled to hold be­fore the coun­try was re­moved as co-host on se­cu­rity grounds.

The ICC’s move to re­move Pak­istan – leav­ing In­dia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as co­hosts – came af­ter last year’s ter­ror­ist at­tack on the Sri Lankan team dur­ing which six po­lice­men and a van driver were killed.

Pak­istan had con­sid­ered lob­by­ing to have its game moved to a venue, like the United Arab Emi­rates, but that was ruled out. – Sapa-AP

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