10 May 2009

Pakistan challenges ICC over lost World Cup matches

9:08 am on 10 May 2009

Pakistan's cricket authorities have mounted a legal challenge to the International Cricket Council's decision to strip the country of the right to host 2011 World Cup matches.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ejaz Butt says the ICC didn't consult them before taking the decision and the board has sent them a legal notice.

He says the board will try to get a restraining order against the ICC, who announced last month that they were moving the matches because of the "uncertain security situation" in Pakistan.

The matches have been redistributed among the other three host nations, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.