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ACC holds PCB responsible for poor turn out

Published: Thursday, May 13, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Islamabad:The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has criticised Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), holding it responsible for poor representation in the ACC development seminar held in Lahore recently.

"ACC had advised the PCB to ensure maximum participation of local people, especially those involved in cricket, such as administrators from local associations, umpires and coaches," ACC development secretary Zakir Hussain Syed was quoted as saying in local daily The Dawn.

Syed also rued the absence of Pakistan captain, coach and manager from the seminar saying their participation would have benefited cricket in the region.

He said the matter had been brought to the notice of PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan.

Syed also said the ACC had diverted all its funds towards the non-Test playing nations as the Test playing nations were not eligible to get funds from ACC since they were earning enough money through TV sponsorships.

Emphasising that the game was picking up in non-Test playing nations, Syed said cricket in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Baharin and Nepal was "gaining popularity".

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