Asian Cricket Council meeting on Friday

Updated: 03 December 2008 13:31 IST

Cricket bosses of Asian countries will meet on Friday to discuss the impact of the Mumbai terror attacks on the sub-continent's cricketing calendar.

Asian Cricket Council meeting on Friday

Colombo:

Cricket bosses of Asian countries will meet on Friday to discuss the impact of the Mumbai terror attacks on the sub-continent's cricketing calendar.

Although the Mumbai carnage is not listed in the agenda, the issue is likely to come up for discussions when the top officials of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh meet for the Asian Cricket Council meeting.

Terror attacks have been a major issue for the Asian countries with many teams refusing to tour strife-torn Pakistan in particular. The Mumbai mayhem forced England's one-day series against India to be called off and a final decision on the subsequent Test series is awaiting security clearance.

The meeting has the 2011 World Cup and development of cricket as one of the main agendas.

Pakistan Cricket Board's new chief Ejaz Butt may also take the opportunity to discuss the upcoming India-Pakistan series with his Indian counterpart.

There is intense speculation that the series could be cancelled following the Mumbai carnage but a final word is still awaited from the Indian government which will decide the fate of the series.

The meeting will also see Butt taking over as the ACC President, a post which has been lying vacant since Nasim Ashraf resigned as PCB chairman in August.

Sri Lanka Cricket will be represented by its chairman Arjuna Ranatunga and Bangladesh Cricket Board director Ashraful Haq will attend the meeting. There is still no confirmation whether BCCI President Shashank Manohar will attend the meeting or send a representative.

Topics : Cricket
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