Eshan Mani lashes out at PCB

Published: Sunday, July 4, 2010, 15:48 [IST]
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Eshan Mani lashes out at PCB

Karachi, July 4: Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for failing to submit a detail report on the terror strike on visiting Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore last year.

Mani said that the PCB is itself to be blamed for international cricket team"s refusal to tour the troubled nation, and that there is no hope that teams would visit Pakistan in the near future.

“The PCB has not sent any report on the attack on the Sri Lankan team as yet to the ICC even though I know for a fact that the ICC has asked the PCB to send a report a few times," The Daily Times quoted Mani, as saying according to ANI reports.

“Until the PCB sends this report to the ICC, I don"t see international cricket returning to Pakistan with the support of the ICC and its member countries," he added.

The ICC on Thursday announced its events and host countries until 2015 and Pakistan did not feature in the list at all although the ICC has awarded the next two World T20 Cups to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in 2012 and 2014.

Mani stressed that the PCB must take the ICC and all the member countries into its confidence and share the report of the terror attack if it wants to revive international cricket in the country.

The Pakistan government has been criticized for not having taken any action against some of the senior police officials, who were blamed for negligence and security lapses by a judicial inquiry tribunal that probed the incident.


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