PCB sulks after Srinath pips Pak nominations

Published: Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Lahore:The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is sulking after ICC rejected four PCB nominees and instead named Javagal Srinath as a part time match referee with former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd and Australian Alan Hurst.

PCB had forwarded the names of Talat Ali, Colonel (retd) Naushad Ali, Pervez Sajjad and Hasan Jamil but none of them got the ICC nod.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on the other hand, had proposed the names of Dilip Vengsarkar, Robin Singh, Kiran More, Srinath and Shivlal Yadav.

''Pakistan, India and some other countries had sent over a dozen nominations for just one post on the international panel of match referees and that went to India,'' a PCB official rued.

Though he didn't make any concrete allegations, the official hinted the case was tilted in Srinath's favour with Sunil Gavaskar's presence in the panel review committee.

The panel review was conducted by the ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed, along with the Chairman of the Cricket Committee Gavaskar, and they selected Srinath to replace England's Chris Broad.

Pakistan, however, has two representatives in the Emirates Elite Panel, with Asad Rauf' joining Aleem Dar, while Zameer Haider and Nadeem Ghouri are part of the international panel.

Emirates Elite Panel of Match Referees for 2006-2007: 1st Tier (Full Time): Ranjan Madugalle, Mike Procter, Jeff Crowe, Roshan Mahanama 2nd Tier (Part Time): Clive Lloyd, Alan Hurst, Javagal Srinath

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