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PCB must not follow BCCI blindly: Mani

Press Trust Of India
Jul 27, 2012 at 07:22pm IST

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Karachi: Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has accused the Pakistan Cricket Board of blindly following the BCCI and said that relations between the two boards should be based on mutual benefits.

Mani advised the board to not sacrifice the interests of Pakistan cricket.

"They blindly followed what the BCCI conveyed to them. The officials showed a lack of competence by saying yes without putting forward the board's (PCB) point of view," Mani said.

Mani accuses PCB of blindly following BCCI

Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has accused the Pakistan Cricket Board of blindly following the BCCI and said that relations between the two boards should be based on mutual benefits.

The former president though said that the resumption of cricketing ties between the two nations will be good for the overall sport.

"As far as the resumption is concerned, it will be good for world cricket, fans and help in bridging gaps between the two countries," Mani told a newspaper.

A couple of days earlier former PCB chairman, Ijaz Butt, had also urged the board to seek compensation from India for the cancelled tour of 2009.

The BCCI had earlier this month officially invited Pakistan to tour India for a short one-day series in December to signal the revival of bilateral ties, suspended since the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008.

The PCB, after accepting the invitation, sparked off a debate by issuing a statement that it would not seek a revenue share from the BCCI in the coming series and that it's only interest was to revive cricket ties with India.

Mani said while it was true that cricket helped people of both countries to get closer, the PCB should gain something from the series.

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