PCB lodge complaint over Broad comments

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The Pakistan Cricket Board has lodged an official complaint to the ICC over match referee Chris Broad's remarks complaining about insufficient security for officials during last week's terror attack in Lahore.

"Broad's comments are totally unfair and we have sent a letter to the International Cricket Council in which we have lodged a strong protest," PCB chairman Ijaz Butt told The Associated Press.

Broad was traveling in a van in the same convoy as the Sri Lankan team when the attackers opened fire with automatic weapons, grenades and at least one rocket launcher, killing his driver and critically wounding a fellow official.

The attackers opened fire when the convoy was at a roundabout, also killing six police officers and wounding seven players, an umpire and a coach, none very seriously.

"There was not a sign of a policeman anywhere," Broad said last week. "They had clearly left the scene and left us to be sitting ducks."

Butt said Broad's comments were unfounded and against the ICC's code of conduct.

"First, his comments were totally fabricated," Butt said. "And second, he cannot speak publicly under the ICC's code of conduct."