Thursday 5 March 2009 

PCB To Lodge Protest Over Broad Comments

PCB To Lodge Protest Over Broad Comments
PCB To Lodge Protest Over Broad Comments
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is to lodge a protest with the International Cricket Council (ICC) over comments made by match referee Chris Broad over the Lahore attacks.

Broad, as well as umpires Simon Taufel and Steve Davis, were unhappy with the level of security given to them by the PCB during an ambush on the convoy that was taking players and officials to the Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday.

"It is very unfortunate what he has said," PCB chairman Ejaz Butt commented. "All he has said is totally untrue and fabricated."

Broad told a media conference in Manchester on Wednesday that: "I am extremely angry that we were promised high-level security and in our hour of need that security vanished." He added that the match officials were left as "sitting ducks", while Taufel and Davis were also critical of their security during the ambush.

Seven were killed, including policemen and the driver of the match official's bus while six Sri Lankan players and their assistant coach were injured when 14 gunmen opened fire close to the stadium.

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