Yousuf asks PCB to take own decisions, not toe BCCIs line

January 14th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Jan 14 (ANI): Former Pakistan Test batsman Mohammad Yousuf has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for their subservience to the Indian Cricket Board, particularly in their ongoing policy of life bans on ICL players.

He has called on all cricket boards to resolve the issue and restore normalcy, especially in Pakistan, which has lost several cricketers to the ICL.

I just say the PCB should take its own independent decision. It should not toe the line of the Indians, the Daily Times quoted Yousuf, as saying.

What have they given us? They even refused to tour the country recently. There is no such ruling from the International Cricket Council (ICC) on ICL players. Tell me are we committing some crime going to play in the league? I say there is nothing to stop the board from lifting the ban on us if it wants to.

Yousuf, who joined the Indian Cricket League after being ignored for the national team on several occasions, said the BCCIs pressure was the only reason behind the PCBs insistence on banning ICL players.

There is no such ruling from the ICC on ICL players. Tell me are we committing a crime? There is nothing to stop the board from lifting the ban on us if it wants too. Javed Miandad is now director general and he should keep his word, he added. (ANI)

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