Friday, 18 January 2013

PCB should make BD ‘commitments’ public: Rashid Latif

By Muhammad Asif Khan

KARACHI: The ties between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) hit the all time low this Wednesday, when the PCB finally put its foot down and denied the No Objection Certificate (NOC) to its players to feature in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Reacting to the situation, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif deplored the attitude of the BCP, however at the same time added that the PCB should also clear the ambiguities attached to the whole episode.

“The law and order situation is well known, however Bangladesh should not have made commitments in the first place, their attitude was absolutely unprofessional in this regard.”, said former wicket-keeper batsman while talking to this correspondent.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should also made public the written pledges by the BCB to iron-out the vagueness attached to the affair”, added Latif.

Meanwhile, talking to this correspondent over the phone from Dhaka, Mushfiqur Rahman Mohan, the Chairman of the BPL franchise, Duronto Rajshahi, expressed disappointment over the PCB’s decision, adding that despite ‘the last minute’ refusal, they had managed ‘good replacements’ for the Pakistani players.

“PCB should have informed us at least 7 days before the league, however, we have managed in time and replaced Pakistani players with Brett Lee, Simon Katich, Ben Edmondson, Dilshan Munaweera and Jehan Mubarak”, said Mushfiqur Rahman Mohan who also feels that the PCB would loose more than BCB out of the standoff.

Earlier, commenting on the developments pertaining to Pakistani players’ non-participation in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the Spokesman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said “As per practice and procedures in vogue, a home Board has to approach the visiting players’ parent Board seeking release of its players for their domestic cricket competitions. In BPL’s case, BCB, their representatives or the players’ agents were in contact directly with the Pakistani players and PCB was kept out of this process. Even the auction of Pakistani players at BPL was done without PCB’s prior permission or intimation.”

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