Should Pakistan Boycott Cricket World Cup 2011?

Boycott World CupThis question has been debated since ICC announced that Pakistan will not be hosting the allocated matches of world cup 2011 due to security reasons. The decision was made without any investigation from ICC. There wasn’t any kind of official visit of the country to examine the security measures. So it has been said that the decision has been taken in a hurry or I might say it was the strong lobby of BCCI and Indian press. Soon after the decision Indian papers place headlines that Pakistan may boycott world cup 2011 matches if it stays in India, to create a negative image for our cricket.

Pakistan cricket legend Zaheer Abbas asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to boycott the 2011 World Cup if it is held in the rest of the sub-continent.

“It’s time that Pakistan cricket breaks its silence over what’s been happening against it in recent times,” said Zaheer. “The ICC took away the Champions Trophy and now it has deprived us of the World Cup. What else should happen before we broke our silence,” he lamented.

On the other hand if we decided to boycott than it will be much more difficult for us in the near future, but a protest must be made from our side to let them know our concerns. PCB is in financial crisis and if ICC ditched Pakistan as World Cup host then it would be fatal for it. There would be no money for our future cricket.

The daring step is that PCB has served a legal notice to the International Cricket Council (ICC) over their decision to shift the 2011 World Cup matches out of the country due to security reasons.

PCB chairman Ejaz Butt said a legal notice was sent to the ICC today in protest against the decision and said if security was the reason for moving the World Cup matches out of Pakistan, then it was no better in Sri Lanka and India.

“We didn’t want to and don’t want to give useless statements on losing the World Cup matches. But I think our sending the ICC a legal notice is our way of protesting against this decision,” Butt told a news conference in Lahore.

“The ICC’s decision to shift the matches was not correct in legal terms. And we have also approached the Court of Arbitration for Sports seeking justice,” Butt said

In my opinion the protest has been made through proper channel and whatever the result would be we should play the WC matches with eagerness and passion to win it. PCB has enough time to strengthen the team. Players can wear black band through out the matches so that the whole world could witness our protest in a civilized manner & if we made to win the event it would be icing on the cake.

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9 thoughts on “Should Pakistan Boycott Cricket World Cup 2011?”

  1. @confused Indian
    buddy, like your nick, your sources are also the same. Well if ICC wanted, where was the dam hearing. For a drawn test at oval or the alleged action of Murali, it took nearly 1 year, so whats the hurry.
    We dont buy this argument. I give a suggestion, come out what your incredible sources reveal in the form of a report on the main board, just as i did when i floated my idea, and if you prevail, i will accept. Else theory without evidence holds nothing. Any way instaed of holding your IIFA awards in Dubai, ask them to handover that black sheep hehe

  2. @hamid
    here you are, dude

    these are the legitimate questions which ICC also want to know but PCB has acted in same manner as you are doing.

    By the way, My source tells me that 3/3 incident happens due to a a black sheep in the Pakistan cricket team, and do I need to tell you who he is?

  3. @ Confused Indian
    Buddy, In what potential you were asking question? I mean why you are always sneaking across the border, amazing you been do idle. and in case of the answers, couldnt you handle the literature i referred?
    Nawaj? well he wasnt a hindu, its Nawaz. and buddy, unlike Sidhu, he couldnt find a clown show to laugh all night long

  4. @ hamid
    I thought I would get some answer on the question I raised, because in India we don’t know what happened afterward that tragic incident.

    Is this is the common Pakistani phenomena, that instead of answering the question, look otherwise?

    By the way where is Sarfraj Nawaj, is he also fearful of Dawood?

  5. @confused indian
    duffer, always flocked with dawood ibrahim and isi phobia, what is the board role in the safety? I didnt knew RAW was training BCCI too and it does make sense the way they produce fictional account in ICC.
    And Taliban, dude they were never involved. For this answer who was involve, dig out “3/3 attacks: a classical revenge from Raw”

    @ Hina
    I personally believe instead of boycotting, its better to get out there and perform. I mean we cant follow our neighbour of mixing sports with politics, God knows tomorrow they will make a case in International Criminal Court, sighting Pakistan the culprit for global warming. We will play cricket, and that should be the priority

  6. Instead of pointing fingers at the BCCI one should look at the service PCB has provided to the Srilankan team.

    Is there is any action so for for that daring act of taliban, how many commandos served court marshal notice, how many police officers have be sent show cause notice. What action have been taken on the PCB official who was in-charge of Srilanka team’s security.


    But I don’t think there is any sanity remain in PCB instead of acting they used to get cover for everything.



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