2011 World Cup launch on Tuesday

Published: Monday, July 13, 2009, 14:59 [IST]
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2011 World Cup launch on Tuesday

Mumbai: The 2011 cricket World Cup, to be held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, will be officially launched here on Tuesday with the bigwigs of the International Cricket Council in attendance.

ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat and the 2011 World Cup Central Organising Committee Chairman and ICC Vice President Sharad Pawar would be present at the logo unveiling of the mega event, sources said.

The organising committee, now headquartered here, is also scheduled to meet before the formal launch.

There is, however, speculation whether any representative of the Pakistan Cricket Board, which had been stripped off its hosting rights in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team at Lahore in March, would attend the meeting.

The PCB yesterday nominated its Director of Cricket Operations Zakir Khan to attend only the logo unveiling ceremony.

The ICC has decided that no World Cup tie would be held in Pakistan, originally scheduled to host 14 out of the 49 matches in the mega event, but PCB would get its share of the financial spoils as the original hosts.

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