Miandad wants entire PCB sacked

July 16th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf

Lahore , July 16 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain and coach, Javed Miandad has urged President Pervez Musharraf to sack the entire hierarchy of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to save the country from further embarrassment.

Miandad stated that a non-technocrat has been ruining the game for several years but no action was taken, which, he added, was surprising for every patriotic citizen of Pakistan .

I was in the US during the last few days. And I cant tell what feelings the Pakistanis there have about the cricketing affairs of the country, the Dawn quoted Miandad, as saying.

Every day there is a new controversy in the board and it is due to the non-technocrat persons handling the affairs of the countrys most important game; it is the right time for President Musharraf to remove the entire board immediately and bring technocrats, he insisted.

The game of cricket is also a source for creating national unity but unfortunately the defeats and back-to-back controversies are causing great disappointment among Pakistan cricket fans, which is not good, Miandad said.

He further said that the PCB had given undue support to both Mohammad Asif and Shoaib Akhtar in the past just for victories, but earned nothing.

Both Shoaib and Asif had been rightly banned for two and one year (respectively) for positive dope tests in 2006. But the same PCB monarchy influenced to get both of them free by its own appellate tribunal with the desire that they (bowlers) will help them win the 2007 World Cup. But all these efforts produced nothing positive, Miandad said.

The former master batsman also criticised the PCB for bugging the rooms of its staff for tapping private conversation. (ANI)

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