DUBAI: A former president of the ICC blamed Pakistan cricket authorities for the state of the game in the country and denied the ICC was picking on Pakistan.
“The ICC is not against Pakistan, it’s the PCB that is against its cricket and has not sorted out its problems, forcing the ICC to take the matters in its hands,” said Ehsan Mani. “The way the PCB is being run, it is only to protect the position of one person.”
The ICC has ordered Pakistan to implement measures to curb alleged corruption and other problems, warning failure to clean up its act could result in sanctions.
“I know some of the people on the (ICC) committee and they seriously have Pakistan’s cricket at heart, I’ve got no doubt about that.”
Published in The Express Tribune, November 3rd, 2010.