PCB's stand-off with ICC May 28, 2009

Meeting over 2011 WC hosting dispute postponed

Cricinfo staff

A meeting between the ICC and the 2011 World Cup hosts that was scheduled for June 3 in Dubai has been pushed to June 15 in London. It had been called to try and reach an out-of-court settlement over the dispute that had Pakistan's share of matches from the tournament taken away over security concerns.

The ICC said the meeting was postponed to ensure the availability of all those taking part. Besides representatives from the four countries originally awarded hosting rights - Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan - ICC president David Morgan and chief executive Haroon Lorgat will also attend the meeting, while vice-president Sharad Pawar will take part by telephone.

Earlier in the month, the PCB had issued a legal notice to the ICC after the world body had decided to exclude Pakistan from hosting the World Cup, calling the decision to do so discriminatory and "legally flawed". The meeting is the first step to resolve the impasse outside of a courtroom.