Pak media criticises PCB for unprofessional handling of ODI series

April 28th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Apr 28 (ANI): Pakistani media has blasted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), organising the ongoing five-match one-day international (ODI) series in the United Arab Emirates, for failing to handle the ‘home series’ in a professional way despite the presence of ‘too many officials’ here.

Organising committee chairman Mohammad Naeem, who is also PCB’s financial advisor, has gone to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah after the first two ODIs and now PCB director international cricket Zakir Khan has taken over his place. \

Pakistani media faced a lot of difficulties in getting their accreditation cards before the start of the third one-day international played at the Zayed Stadium on Monday.

No one from the PCB media department is in the UAE to look after the media arrangements and help media personnel from Pakistan.

Pakistani journalists had to wait for many hours when Dilawar Mani, the chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Cricket Council, came to their rescue to help get their accreditation cards.

No PCB official bothered to come to media box to have an interaction with reporters. (ANI)

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