Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pakistan may pull out of Asia Cup and Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh due to security concern

People around the world are curiously waiting to know the decision taken by the International Cricket Council (ICC) officials regarding the host of the 2014 ICC Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh. Due to the political turmoil inside the country, it looks like that Bangladesh is not able to host the event as it raises security concern.
Pakistan cricket team has already threatened to pull out of Asia Cup and Twenty20 World Cup due to security issue. PCB is anxious of growing anti-Pakistani sentiments in Bangladesh. They will wait until January before taking the final decision.
PCB is actively monitoring the political condition in Bangladesh but they are waiting to see what decision the ICC is going to take in January  whether to hold the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in March-April or shift it somewhere else.
So, it is almost sure that PCB’s decision to pull out of the events depends on how the Asian Cricket Council and ICC react to the situation in Bangladesh. Pakistan has the possibility of not participating in the events if the situation in Bangladesh gets worse.
It is also said that the 2014 Twenty20 World Cup could be shifted from Bangladesh to India if there is no improvement in the political condition of Bangladesh.