The PCB are set to take legal action against the ICC following the latter’s decision to move the 2011 World Cup out of Pakistan, which itself followed the terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team that was touring Pakistan at the time.
The PCB claim that the decision was ‘legally flawed’ and ‘disriminatory’. It’s hard to sympathise with Pakistani cricket’s establishment when it continues to blame the world at large for problems which clearly originate within the country. To expect international cricketers to play a World Cup in a country which has some regions effectively in a state of civil war, and in which a touring cricket team has been specifically targeted by terrorists, is plainly unreasonable. To blame the ICC is at best a distraction and at worst self-delusion.
That said, my sympathy is with Pakistani cricket fans, who are the losers in all of this whatever happens.