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PCB wants U-19 Asia Cup shifted from India

Pakistan is set to request the Asian Cricket Council to move the U-19 World Cup venue during a meeting this week. Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 09, 2017, 03.59 AM (IST)

The Pakistan cricket board(PCB) wants the upcoming Under-19 Asia Cup to be held in India in November to be shifted to a neutral venue over security fears.

Pakistan is set to request the Asian Cricket Council to move the venue during a meeting this week, reports said.

"We will discuss this matter at the ACC meeting in Colombo on Saturday and we think that the event can be held at any other secure venue outside India and Pakistan," Najam Sethi, chairman of the PCB's executive committee, told AFP.

India and Pakistan haven't played a full bilateral series since 2007 because of tensions at the border. India has ''unofficially'' barred Pakistan cricketers from taking part in the lucrative Indian Premier League which hosts a galaxy of star players across the world.

Several Test nations have refused to tour Pakistan over terror related issues after the bus attack in 2009 on the Lankan team in Lahore.

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