Islamabad: Dave Richardson, the International Cricket Council’s chief executive officer, has reiterated that the apex body has a limited role to play in the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan.
On contrary, he said it would be the Pakistan Cricket Board’s duty to convince other nations about the safety issue.
“Security is not something that is taken lightly by anybody,” Richardson, who was in Pakistan for the PCB’s first-ever annual awards ceremony, was quoted as saying by a website. Making a decision as to whether it’s safe or not involves a serious assessment of the risk. The ICC is not in a position to do security assessment. It’s up to the member countries to decide. They have to take advice from their own security advisors and make decisions themselves,” he added.
He, however, clarified that it is not the PCB’s fault that the game is going through a difficult time in Pakistan.
“The bottom line is that the ICC views Pakistan as a very important part of international cricket.”