4 Mar 2009

Morgan plays down Pakistans involement in 2011 World Cup

6:35 am on 4 March 2009

The International Cricket Council president David Morgan has played down suggestions that the 2011 World Cup will be moved away from Pakistan where some of the matches are scheduled to be staged.

Morgan spoke at Lord's following yesterday's terror attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.

Morgan admits the ICC will have to think carefully about the extent Pakistan will be used for the event.

He says the current situation need not perpetuate into the future, they must not believe Pakistan will remain unsafe for ever.

Morgan says teams should not be expected to go there in the immediate future.

He added that the matter will not be discussed before the next ICC executive meeting which is scheduled to take place in Abu Dhabi in April.