Mohammad Asif solely responsible for ruining own career, says Rameez Raza

July 16th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI  

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Lahore , July 16 (ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif has himself ruined his cricket career, said former Pakistan captain and chief executive Rameez Raza.

He said if the PCB had taken a stern action against him in 2006 by suspending him on drug charges, then Pakistan would not have earned a bad name today by dope testing proved positive. Then Asif was found guilty of consuming performance-enhancing drugs along with his teammate Shoaib Akhtar.

Rameez said that it was unfortunate for Pakistan cricket being stormed by controversies one after the other.

He said that the cricketers by virtue of central contracts were employees of the Board against whom severe disciplinary actions should be taken instead of rescuing them.

If the Board gets strong, then it would never fall prey to the political manoeuvrings, but Muhammad Asif, when tested positive in 2006, was let off on political considerations and now, first the Dubai case and then the IPL dope test came to the fore. (ANI)

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