LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board is consulting foreign security companies in a bid to revive international cricket in the country and prevent relocation of the 2011 World Cup matches to be held in Pakistan. A senior official of the board said the PCB had got detailed presentations from some foreign security companies on a new security plan for teams and officials visiting Pakistan for international cricket events. "An Australian company has given us a presentation while we are also talking to some other companies as well," Saleem Altaf, PCB chief operating officer was quoted a saying in a report. Altaf, however, admitted that Pakistan faced a stiff challenge trying to convince the International Cricket Council not to shift its 2011 World Cup matches from the country. He indicated that in a worst case scenario, Pakistan was expecting the ICC would relocate some matches of the World Cup because of security concerns, while retain others. "There were security issues with Sri Lanka, Kenya and Zimbabwe also in the 1996 and 2003 World Cups but these countries did host World Cup matches although some were moved away or cancelled," he said. Pakistan cricket has suffered tremendously from the uncertain security situation prevailing in the country with the worst blow coming last month when militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore. Six policemen and a driver were killed in the attack that also left six Sri Lankan players and their assistant coach wounded and led to the cancellation of the Test being played in Lahore. Since the attack, the ICC has also indicated that it would review holding the World Cup matches in Pakistan. Pakistan is due to host 14 matches and the semi final of the next World Cup along with co-hosts India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Altaf said the board was now committed to enforcing a comprehensive security plan for visiting teams and officials and by next month would get a presentation by a foreign security company approved by its governing council. "We want the World Cup matches to be held in Pakistan and we have also spoken to the three other host countries, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh about this," he said. "The ICC requires a minimum of 15 months time to prepare any venue for the World Cup and we want to know when the central secretariat of the tournament can start functioning fulltime in Lahore," Altaf said. He said Pakistan would resist any moves to relocate the World Cup matches, which is why it had sough support of the other joint host countries and was also working on setting up a comprehensive security cell and enforcing updated plans. He pointed out that any decision of the ICC executive board is required to be passed by votes of 7-3 and if the Asian countries were together they had four votes.