14 May 2009

Former ICC chief suggests Australia-NZ as 2015 World Cup hosts

6:12 am on 14 May 2009

A former International Cricket Council president is suggesting the 2011 Cricket World Cup be moved to New Zealand and Australia because of political instability in the Asian sub-continent.

The International Cricket Board has already removed Pakistan as one of the co-hosts of the 2011 tournament, but Pakistan-born Ehsan Mani believes the event should be moved Down Under because there's no guarantee the geo-political situation in his part of the world is going to improve soon.

Mani says it would make sense to delay the Asian-hosted event until 2015, but play it in South Asia.