13 October 201009:23

ICC Board given update on ICC CWC 2011

The Board is satisfied with the considerable progress made in the areas of venue preparation and security

ICC Board given update on ICC CWC 2011 - Cricket News

ICC President Sharad Pawar (L) and ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat.

The ICC Board was given an update this week on the excellent progress being made towards the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.

Mr Lorgat said: "We are pleased with the considerable progress made particularly in the areas of venue preparation and security.

"The ICC Cricket World Cup is the ICC's flagship event which will provide a showcase for some of the best players who have ever played this great game and it will also provide the world with a glimpse of the colour and passion for cricket that exists in the host nations.

"This is an exciting time for cricket. We have just witnessed two thrilling Test matches between India and Australia which have demonstrated the strength and the enduring appeal of the longest form of the game. We have some more mouthwatering contests such as the Ashes and India's visit to South Africa, the top two teams in the world, before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

"Earlier this year we witnessed the West Indies stage a wonderfully successful ICC World Twenty20 and now we have the prospect of a truly spectacular ICC Cricket World Cup, the opening match of which will take place in Dhaka on 19 February when Bangladesh takes on India. To us, this demonstrates the viability and continued success of the three formats of our great sport."