LAHORE - PCB chairman Ijaz Butt Wednesday sees things bleak for cricket in Pakistan and admitted that it would lose co-hosting rights of the 2011 World Cup if the security situation does not improve. Butt said the future of international cricket in Pakistan is grim and there has to be a complete overhaul of security for foreign nations to even consider touring the strife-torn nation again. "I don't know but in current situation you can't expect teams to come to Pakistan. How can we force them to play here if the security situation doesn't improve," Butt told reporters. "If the situation improves in next six months or one year then I am hopeful we can also have the 2011 World Cup matches in Pakistan," he added. Six Sri Lankan cricketers, including Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paranavitana, were injured and eight people were killed after 12 masked gunmen attacked the team convoy on its way to the Gaddafi stadium on Tuesday. Butt said even in times of crisis the Lankan team kept its cool and he was grateful for the way they conducted themselves during and after the terror attack. "I can't express myself in words the way they responded to this crisis when I met each of them personally. They had no complaints against anyone and were just grateful to the bus driver who drove them to safety," Butt said. "Hats off to them the way they responded. They said they would like to return soon. Even their chief executive and President assured us of all possible cooperation and support in these testing times. "They said they would do everything to help Pakistan cricket," Butt added. Butt said the players had personally wanted to meet the bus driver Mehr Khalil and left gifts and souvenirs for him. "They said if the driver had not kept his cool all of them would have been dead in the attack," Butt said. Describing the terror attack as a very unfortunate and a sad episode for Pakistan cricket, he said it had damaged the country's image. "As far as I know and from what I was told by the Sri Lankans they were adequate security arrangements. But we will wait for the full investigation report into the incident before making any comments," Butt said. Butt, however, dodged questions relating to security and said the board could not interfere in the arrangements for a visiting team and it was the government's responsibility. "We can only coordinate through a coordination committee with the local police. We can hire security consultants on our won. But in the end the responsibility of the security of a visiting team is with the local police." "But as far as I know the security arrangements for the Sri Lankans was the same as for other teams and we had the same manpower in place," he said.