LAHORE - ICC President David Morgan on Thursday ruled out the possibility of international cricket's immediate return to Pakistan but insisted that the trouble-torn country should not be isolated. In the wake of the March 3 attack on the Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore, Morgan dismissed the possibility of any international assignments in Pakistan. "The events in Lahore were absolutely dreadful for the people and cricketers of Pakistan. Quite clearly Pakistan is not a country where we can send cricket teams and officials in the immediate future," Morgan said in Wellington. "There needs to be a significant change there in the level of safety and security before we consider it," he added. At the same time, Morgan urged all other countries to host Pakistan or play in neutral venue to ensure the strife-torn nation is not ostracised in international cricket. "But Pakistan is an extremely important member of the ICC. It has produced some of the world's greatest cricketers and still has a very strong cricket team. The ICC policy is that Pakistan must not be isolated. "The future tour programme commitments for Pakistan need to be fulfilled even though they can't be filled on Pakistan soil. We are encouraging other nations to entertain Pakistan on their home grounds and play in third (neutral) countries," said Morgan, in an interaction with the media at the Basin Reserve here. Meanwhile, New Zealand Cricket has said will explore possibility to host part of scheduled Pakistan cricket tour in November after last month's terrorist attack in Lahore made visiting strife-torn country impractical. Staging some of matches in New Zealand is among options NZC chief executive Justin Vaughan will canvass with Pakistani officials when ICC board meets in Dubai later this month. The already-slim prospects of New Zealand playing three tests and five one-day internationals during November, December in Pakistan diminished further when Sri Lankan team bus was attacked on March 3. It is worth a mention that New Zealand had said they no problem in coming to Pakistan. But such change of heart has become common with teams given the cash involved with the IPL and news of its shifting away from India. Vaughan admitted playing international cricket in New Zealand in November was not ideal but option "would be explored." Pitch preparation could be an issue as international calendar does not normally start mid-December. New Zealand's tour was to end in time to give Pakistan time to travel to Australia for a tour that includes Boxing Day test. "Playing some of games in New Zealand is something we can put on the table when we talk to Pakistan people to see what their thoughts are," said Vaughan, though it was more likely tour would be held on neutral ground in United Arab Emirates. ICC board meeting coincides with Australia's five-match ODI series in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.