Will SA host Champions Trophy?
March 12, 2009 8 Comments
Pakistan, which was asked to host the Champions Trophy this season, lost the pride after the terror attack that took place aginst the Srilankan Cricket team. Many cricket playing nations have expressed their dis-satisfaction to come to pakistan for playing the champions trophy considering that it is not a secure country to play cricket. ICC also thinks that Pakistan is not a safe country and is often prone to blasts and attacks. So ICC panel decided to shift the Champions Trophy from Pakistan.
The next thought from cricket fans is that India or Srilanka might host this trophy that will last for 12 days. Infact Srilanka had a better chance. But due to the war between the srilankan military and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, this might also not happen. Also the ICC had said that Sri Lanka had agreed to step aside because there could be no guarantee of favourable weather at that time of the year.
Suddenly the lattest buzz is that South Africa may host this Champions Trophy. Cricket South Africa said that it will consider hosting the ICC Champions Trophy tournament in September this year once it receives an official invitation for the same. Cricket SouthAfrica have asked the ICC to provide them with a financial model and then their Board will discuss the matter once it has received this model and an official ICC invitation.