Non-technocrats destroyed Pak cricket: Qadir

Published: Saturday, September 13, 2008, 11:22 [IST]
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Lahore: Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir has said that the non-technocrats who were at the helm of the affairs for the last nine years had destroyed Pakistan cricket.

He demanded that a former Test cricketer should run the affairs of the PCB. Questioning the accountability of the outgoing PCB chief Dr Nasim Ashraf and Chief Operating Officer Shafqat Naghmi, Qadir that they had miserably failed to handle the disciplinary issues relating to players such as fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar.

“The Patron should appoint an honest former Test cricketer as the new chairman of the PCB who should also have the experience of administration," the Dawn quoted the veteran of 67 Tests and 104 One-day Internationals, as saying.

He argued that a former player could only know the game inside out, from the grass root level to the top, and could run the board in a better manner. “Signing a few letters while sitting in plush offices at the Gaddafi Stadium is not what administration really is. The real job is to handle the players and to produce a number of international-level cricketers," said Qadir.

He added: “In fact there is a complete mess of the PCB affairs because of their unwise decisions. They even failed to handle Shoaib Akhtar"s case and also that of Mohammad Asif who has again been caught in a positive dope test."


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