15 August 2009
ICC President and PCB Chairman to meet in Dubai on 27 Aug as part of process to resolve CWC dispute
PCB Chairman and ICC meet with a view to reaching a resolution to the ongoing dispute between the two sides over the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
ICC President Elect David Morgan.
Setting of date follows telephone conversation between David Morgan and Ijaz Butt on Friday
Mr Morgan: "There remains a strong will on both sides to resolve this matter as soon as possible and, in the light of our latest discussions, I am confident we can achieve that goal."
ICC President David Morgan and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt will meet in Dubai on 27 August with a view to reaching a resolution to the ongoing dispute between the two sides over the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
The confirmation of a date for the meeting followed a telephone conversation between the two men on Friday, part of the continuing process to resolve the disagreement over the location of the 14 matches originally scheduled to be played in Pakistan, as well as the venue for the tournament secretariat, which was set to be in Lahore.
Commenting on Friday's conversation and looking ahead to the upcoming meeting, Mr Morgan said: "My latest discussion with Ijaz, part of the ongoing dialogue between us, was relaxed and friendly, in keeping with our previous meeting in Dubai last month.
"Although nothing has yet been agreed, there remains a strong will on both sides to conclude this matter as soon as possible without recourse to legal means, and with that in mind we will meet in Dubai on 27 August with a view to reaching a resolution that is acceptable to both parties.
"In the light of our latest discussions I remain confident we can achieve that goal, something that would allow all of us, the ICC and its members, to focus on our key objective ? the staging of a successful ICC Cricket World Cup in the Asian sub-continent in 2011."
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