LAHORE - The International Cricket Council is likely to announce on July 24 (Thursday) whether Pakistan can host the Champions Trophy or not. Although the ICC's security team had declared all the three selected venues -Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi - as safe for matches, yet there were security concerns raised by Australia, New Zealand and England. The global governing body had met on Sunday at its headquarters in Dubai and discussed the measures taken by Pakistan during the Asia Cup held here peacefully between June 24 and July 6. A report was also presented to its members by a team of security experts which had said Pakistan was safe for hosting the ICC top notch event. But the differences remained and the ICC left the decision to its executive board which will hold a teleconference on Thursday to make a final ruling. A PCB official said that there were bright chances that Pakistan will get the final nod from the ICC's executive board. He said Pakistan had been banking on good support from the Asian bloc and it was likely that the decision will come in Pakistan's favour. The Champions Trophy is ICC's second premier one-day tournament after the World Cup with teams from all top Test nations - Australia, South Africa, England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and the West Indies participating in it. Sri Lanka and South Africa were widely believed to be priority choices if the event was taken away from Pakistan. But in recent development, the ICC members showed concern over security situation in Sri Lanka and South African officials had reportedly said that it was not possible to prepare the venues at such a short notice. This brought England into the fray which have reportedly told the ICC that it is prepared to host the Champions Trophy even on a short notice.