Islamabad, June 6 : Former Pakistan cricketer Asif Iqbal has expressed his disappointment at the performance of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), and held them responsible for the spat with former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.
Following Afridi’s sudden retirement and his harsh words against the PCB, the board has suspended his central contract and revoked all No Objection Certificates (NOCs) issued to him.
It has also formed a four-member committee for hearing a disciplinary case against Afridi from June 8.
“It’s quite hard to talk about something which is not an isolated case. As one can see from previous records, since the current Chairman [Ijaz Butt] has taken over, there have been so many changes in the management of the team i. e. the captain, the coaches and the selection committee,” PakPassion. net quoted Iqbal, as saying.
Iqbal also felt that the PCB might be in danger of exceeding its mandate as a purely administrative organization.
“These are the people responsible for the actual representation of Pakistan on the field. The board’s role, on the other hand, is purely administrative. Unfortunately we are in the current situation because of the poor management of the PCB,” he said.
The former cricketer further highlighted that inconsistency in the application of its guidelines was a serious issue for the PCB.
“This stands for everything that is been happening in Pakistan cricket, not in this individual case of Shahid Afridi. If the board has decided that the players have violated the Code of Conduct, then they need to stand by that decision,” Iqbal said.
“What happens instead is that a major political figure comes in to mediate, and the player makes a return. Or a player apologizes to the Chairman, and then the player is back. There is no consistency in decision making at PCB,” he added. (ANI)
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