Ehsan Mani

  • ICC would be mad to allow Big Three takeover: Ehsan Mani February 7, 2014

    Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani says it would be "sheer madness" for the governing body to effectively hand over control of the sport to India, Australia and England. It was announced after a board meeting in Dubai last month that a new five-member ICC executive committee would...
  • Ex-ICC chief blames hierarchy for Kevin Pietersen axe February 6, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen is one of world cricket's heroes and his sacking by England represents a failure by the team's leadership rather than the player, according to former International Cricket Council president Ehsan Mani. The England and Wales Cricket Board brought the curtain down on the South African-born batsman's near-10-year spell...
  • There should be seven members in ICC ExCo: Mani January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Welcoming ICC's move to defer decision on its governance and financial revamp plan, former president Ehsan Mani has insisted on increasing the number of Executive committee members from five to seven so that the "the Big 3" do not have a veto on any matter. ICC's executive board postponed...
  • DRS gets the backing of former ICC president September 5, 2013

    Karachi: Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has backed the decision of the sport's governing body to persist with the Decision Review System (DRS), which according to him has helped in reducing the mistakes of umpires. "I think there are only minor issues now related to the technology used in the DRS...
  • PCB sells title rights for 'home series' for USD 1.3 million August 25, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has managed to sell the title and ground rights of its forthcoming "home" series against South Africa and Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates for close to USD 1.3 million. The PCB will this week open tenders for the sale of broadcasting rights of the...
  • PCB seeks to boost TV cricket revenues July 10, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistan's cricket chiefs on Wednesday appointed the former head of the game's governing body to settle television rights for the next five years in a bid to increase their fast dwindling cash coffers. The troubled country has been hit hard by the suspension of international cricket on their home grounds...
  • Srinivasan should have stepped aside: Ehsan Mani May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Former ICC president Ehsan Mani on Monday slammed under-fire BCCI president N Srinivasan, saying there is a lot of "conflict of interest" involved and he should have "stepped aside" under the current circumstances. Yet again rejecting demands for his resignation, Srinivasan on Sunday announced setting up of a three-member...
  • Pakistan should not tour India: Ehsan Mani December 10, 2012

    Karachi: Former ICC President Ehsan Mani has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board for agreeing to tour India for a short one-day series later this month. "I think the PCB is wrong to have agreed to this. If it is a political decision, then the PCB should have asked the politicians to...
  • BCCI, PCB should ask for evidence: Mani November 12, 2012

    Karachi: Former ICC President Ehsan Mani has urged the ICC and the Indian and Pakistan Cricket Boards to ask the British journalist who has made allegations that the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan was fixed to produce evidence. Mani said that the timing of the book could be...
  • Weekend action will help Pak cricket: Ehsan Mani October 19, 2012

    Karachi: International cricket of a sort returns to Pakistan this weekend for the first time since the Sri Lanka team was attacked in 2009, but a resumption of tours by overseas sides remains a distant prospect. An International World XI captained by Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya and featuring several former...
  • Boycotting ICC Awards is childish: Mani September 12, 2012

    Karachi: Former ICC president Ehsan Mani on Wednesday termed PCB's decision to boycott the ICC Awards Ceremony for omitting offspinner Saeed Ajmal's name from nominations as a "childish move" and feels that it will marginalise country's parent body. "It will be a childish act," said Mani. "The PCB supporting their cricketer is...
  • Mani accuses PCB of blindly following BCCI July 27, 2012

    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....
  • Zero-tolerance to corruption: Mani tells ICC March 22, 2012

    Ex-ICC chief talking to CNN-IBN, urged the international cricket body to have more transparency. ...
  • India is illegal betting hub: Ex-ICC chief March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: A former International Cricket Council chief on Tuesday accused India of fostering corruption in the sport, saying illegal betting in the country was the root cause of the problem. Ehsan Mani, who headed the ICC between 2003 and 2006, estimated that Sunday's Asia Cup match...
  • 'India's role crucial in fighting corruption' March 14, 2012

    Former ICC (International Cricket Council) president, Ehsan Mani said that governments and law enforcement agencies of the various cricket boards should work together to fight corruption in the sport, adding that India's role could be significant in the matter. Mani said a lot depended on India finding a way to monitor...
  • ICC dismisses India-Pak match-fixing claims March 13, 2012

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Monday dismissed a claim in a British newspaper that Indian bookmakers were fixing the results of English County games and overseas fixtures, and that they were using a Bollywood actress as a honeytrap to recruit players from countries. The chief executive of the sport's world...
  • 'PCB wasting time in chasing BCCI' January 21, 2012

    Karachi: Former ICC President Ehsan Mani has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to stop "wasting time" in trying to convince the BCCI for resumption of bilateral cricket ties between the two countries. "The Pakistan board is wasting its time because cricket ties between the two countries have always been influenced...