2 Feb 2009

Champions trophy moved out of Pakistan

7:14 pm on 2 February 2009

The International Cricket Council has decided to move the Champions Trophy one-day tournament out of Pakistan for security reasons.

Cricket's premier one-day event was postponed from September/October last year after five of the world's top eight countries said they wouldn't send teams to Pakistan for security reasons.

The ICC Board will announce a new venue before its next scheduled meeting in April, but Pakistan will retain the revenue they would have received as tournament hosts.