Because of grave security concerns, Pakistan will host no World Cup cricket matches in 2011:
International Cricket Council president David Morgan said: “It is a regrettable decision but our priority is to deliver a safe, secure, successful event.”
Pakistan were due to co-host the event with India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Given recent history and the country’s current straits, this seems like a wise and obvious decision. On another level, when India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka come off looking like comparative havens of calm, you have serious security concerns.