Pakistan wins over ‘Big Three’
Lahore: Chairman PCB Shahryar Khan is joyous on winning over ‘Big Three’ without getting involved. The other good news is that the next head of ICC won’t be holding a board position. Pakistan has joined the campaign to put life to Asian Cricket Council.
According to details while speaking to the media at Gaddafi stadium Lahore, the chairman PCB Shaharyar Khan said that we were ready to fight against ‘Big Three’ but there was no need as the ICC chairman and head of Indian cricket board Shashank Manohar himself raised the issue in the council meeting that equal importance must be given to all member countries rather than to 3 countries only.
ICC has asked all the directors of 10 member countries to give their suggestions during the April meeting for the adoption of a revised system next time. After the new constitution in May, the final decision would take place in June. He said PCB’s stand will be to implement a democratic process to its maximum. The new chairman of ICC to be elected in June will not be a member of any country’s board and if he wants to work in this capacity he will have to resign from his country’s cricket position.
He said the decision taken earlier to dissolve Asian Cricket council is now being reconsidered by member countries and they are of the opinion that for the benefit of cricket in this region its separate identity should be maintained. We’ll also discuss this during the Asian Cup at Bangladesh.
He said we have informed ICC regarding the world cup scheduled in India next month and Pakistan team’s participation will depend on the government’s permission. The council officials have been informed regarding the mistreatment with PCB delegates including other Pakistanis by the neighboring country. Therefore apart from other countries our cricketers have a greater security threat and we have left the matter to our government to decide. We cannot give them a deadline but we will certainly remind them about the days left for the WT20 and they would let us know whenever appropriate. The suggestion of holding Pakistan matches at neutral venues came under discussion at the ICC meeting and we have told them we have no issues playing matches in UAE, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka.