Aug 31, 2009 at 03:52pm IST

Pak quits 2011 cricket World Cup organising body

Karachi:The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would not be involved in organising the 2011 World Cup following last week's financial settlement ended its row with the ruling body, an official said on Monday.

"We will now just take part in the tournament as a participating nation, not as a host country," said a senior PCB official.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) board had in April stripped Pakistan of its 14 matches over security concerns, moving them to co-hosts India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

POSITIVE ATTITUDE: Pakistan have now reached a satisfactory settlement with the ICC.

The Pakistan board ended a legal challenge on the issue after the two parties agreed on Thursday the PCB will retain its host fees and also receive an additional payment as compensation.

Pakistan had been invited to nominate representatives on the World Cup organising committee and central secretariat, but has decided not to attend a meeting in Mumbai on Wednesday.

"Since we have now reached a satisfactory settlement with the ICC and no longer are joint hosts of the World Cup, it is useless for us to be part of the World Cup organising committee or preparations," the official said.

The total payout to PCB is expected to be around $14 million to $15 million , he added.

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