Ehsan Mani, ICC President 2003-06, told The Associated Press (AP) in a telephone interview that the PAC had lost the moral authority after failing to handle a case that has emerged from last weekend, when three players from Pakistan – Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir Mohammad Asif, have been implicated in allegations of paris-scam.
If the allegations are true, this is totally unacceptable, said Mani, speaking from Islamabad. All the people involved in cricket, including the ICC and the PCB have always said that adopt a policy of tolerance to this sort of thing .
But what was disappointing is that the PCB has taken the lead in this case because the whole thing broke. Since he arrived, players were not in a mood to play a cricket match.
The Board Coordination has done nothing except talk about these players play until proven guilty and the International Criminal Court was forced to act. The PCB has lost the moral authority on this, Ehsan Mani said.
Mani was attached to Pakistan where he served as president of the highly respected ICC.
It has improved relations between the Asian bloc and Western countries, and has played a role in negotiating lucrative media rights sales for PCBs.
Mani said he opposes the involvement of Pakistan High Commission in what it considers to be a question of cricket. It is not true that the government should be involved in this, said Mani.
We can not talk about players at this time, but the PCB has not been very good at it.
They should have played a role. They failed to educate players and failed to monitor the movement of people after the players who knew and had warned the players not to be contacted. Only the players are not alert enough good.
They (PCB) has been unprofessional.