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Pak women’s WC fate remains under cloud

Amid simmering tension on the Indo-Pak border, Pakistan women’s cricket team's participation in the upcoming World Cup here continued to remain uncertain with security concerns and possible political protests prompting BCCI to suggest alternative venues. BCCI has already apprised ICC of the situation prevailing in India following the killing of two jawans by Pakistani army and the game's governing body is expected to take a final decision soon.

With Mumbai Cricket Association making it clear that it would be difficult to host the matches involving Pakistan in the city, ICC may have to announce a new venue for the matches. A day after all nine Pakistani hockey players, taking part in HIL, were asked to return home, the fate of Pakistan's women cricket team continued to remain under a cloud with Mumbai and Ahmedabad refusing to host the matches. Fearing that the matches could be disrupted, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf had suggested to ICC that the entire World Cup should be shifted to South Africa.
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