Ijaz Butt calls for restraint

"It would be too unjust to doubt Pakistan‘s ability to host the 2011 World Cup in the wake of terrorists attack on the Sri Lankan team," PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said.

"I have taken up the matter with the ICC and would also request the international cricket community not to make hasty decisions and wait for a year at least to judge Pakistan‘s credentials as a host of international matches.

"What happened on Tuesday came as shock to the PCB and the whole nation. We would do all we can to save the future by making the international cricketing community realise Pakistan‘s eagerness to host international cricketing events."

"India is willing. There is no problem," Board of Control for Cricket in India president Shashank Manohar said.

"In any case, the issue would come up at the ICC meeting where it would be discussed among all the members."