ICC gives support to Pakistan

January 13, 2013 - 2:15:28 am

LAHORE, Pakistan: Cricket’s governing body will continue to support Pakistan in its efforts to bring back the international game, but much depends on the security situation, an official said yesterday.

International cricket has been suspended in Pakistan since terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009, leaving eight people dead and seven visiting players wounded.

David Richardson, chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Pakistan will continue to be supported.

“The ICC views Pakistan as a very important part of international cricket,” Richardson told a media briefing in Lahore. 

“It’s our role to support Pakistan in its efforts to make sure that international cricket returns to the country,” he said.