24 Jul 2008

Aussies unconvinced about security in Pakistan

6:17 am on 24 July 2008

With the International Cricket Council due to decide the Champions Trophy hosting issue later today, the Australian Cricket Players Association remain unconvinced about Pakistan's ability to stage a safe tournament.

The ACA's chief executive Paul Marsh says security consultants hired by the ICC have identified credible threats in all major cities in Pakistan, and they expect bombing in the coming week.

England, Australia and New Zealand have voiced concerns after some of their players raised the issue of travelling to Pakistan for the one day tournament in September.

The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf says he's been trying to convince the world's top cricket nations that security measures taken for the tournament are of state level.