6 Mar 2009

PCB to protest over Broad's comments

6:02 am on 6 March 2009

The Pakistan Cricket Board is to lodge a protest with the International Cricket Council over remarks made by match referee Chris Broad criticising security following Tuesday's attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore.

PCB chairman Ejaz Butt says all he has said is totally untrue and fabricated.

Former England player Broad, travelling behind the team in a another bus whose driver was killed, told a news conference he and colleagues were left like "sitting ducks" due to the lack of security during the attack.

Six Sri Lankan players and their assistant coach were injured in the incident and seven Pakistanis, including six police, were killed.

Two investigations are being carried out to find out if there was a lapse in security arrangements for the Sri Lankan team and ICC match officials.