18 Aug 2008

Quit grumbling over security, warns Pakistan cricket body

8:18 pm on 18 August 2008

The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board has told players to stop "grumbling" and described their concerns over the security arrangements for next month's Champions Trophy as an illogical reaction.

Nasim Ashraf said on Monday that neither the International Cricket Council nor its member boards would bow to player pressure and move the one-day international tournament to another country.

"Everything is set for the Champions Trophy to be held in Pakistan and the International Cricket Council fully supports our security plans and planning. It is only a few players who are grumbling and their concerns are emotional pressure not based on reasoning or logic," Mr Ashraf said.

Officials and players from England, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand have expressed concerns about the security situation.