PCB blasts Pawar over ICC rotional policy change

Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 15:15 [IST]
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PCB blasts Pawar over rotional policy

New Delhi, June 7: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has blasted International Cricket Council President for reportedly planning to scrap the rotational policy for the ICC's Presidency.

Reports are rife that the ICC is planning to cease the rotation policy once the term of Pawar's successor Alan Issac (New Zealand) is over in 2015. ICC is likely to deliberate on the proposal in its annual general meeting on June 28 in Hong Kong.

Bangladesh and Pakistan would be adversely affected if the current rotational policy is stopped as the two countries are to present their nominees for the post of ICC president and vice-president.

Mani indirectly suggested that the change in rotational policy could be initiated by India so that the way will be cleared for someone from the country to secure the top post.

"I don't know why the ICC wants to change it (the rotational policy). If it is going to be changed I want to ask who are the people behind this," said the former PCB official.

"Sharad Pawar's term is ending next year. The question which can be asked is that if there is anything India want to jump the queue and an Indian getting the ICC president's post," he added.

Out of the 10 Test-playing nations, nine have reportedly signed on the ICC's proposal to change the rotational policy and Mani termed it unusual.

"I can't comment who signed for the proposal or not but it is very unusual. Normally, a proposal is forwarded to the president through the chief executive and then it is voted by the member countries. But here it seems the proposal has already been signed before the ICC Board meeting," said Mani who was ICC chief from 2003 to 2006.

Mani admitted that Pakistan has no chance of its turning the tables if nine member countries have agreed to change the rotational system as has been reported.

"You need vote by seven members to pass a resolution. So if nine members have already agreed to the proposal then it will be difficult for Pakistan," he told 'Times Now'.

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