Cricket: PCB reacts after Gadaffi wall demolition

Published: May 13, 2012

The stadium’s entrance is on a main road that is in regular use and the PCB built the wall in accordance with the ICC’s security standards after consulting the local authorities. PHOTO: IJAZ MAHMOOD/EXPRESSS


The political conflict between the PPP and the PML-N in Punjab was the reason behind Gaddafi Stadium’s wall being brought down, according to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official.

“People should keep politics away from sports because Pakistan’s reputation comes into question,” he said. The PCB spokesperson confirmed that during a meeting held last week with the local administration, no reservations were shown over the plans. “The grills did not provide enough security as the players and officials were exposed to the public. It was also not in accordance with the ICC’s standards. The act will further harm our reputation in the global cricket fraternity.”

Published in The Express Tribune, May 13th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (1)

  • Geo_IK
    May 13, 2012 - 5:56AM

    why is PCB in lahore anyways? Shouldn’t it be in Islamabad – like any other sports/govt head offices? BRING PCB to ISB! So our Prez can effectively monitor PCB management and activities. =P the last line was a joke if you had not already guessed it lol


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