BCCI trying to isolate Pak from world cricket: Mani

Updated: 11 September 2009 10:12 IST

Former ICC President Ehsan Mani has held the Indian Cricket Board responsible for the shifting of the 2011 World Cup matches out of Pakistan.

Karachi:

Former ICC President Ehsan Mani has held the Indian Cricket Board responsible for the shifting of the 2011 World Cup matches out of the country and said the move was a deliberate effort on BCCI's part to isolate Pakistan from the cricketing world.

Mani was critical about India's role in ICC's decision to shift Pakistan's share of World Cup matches out of the nation due to security concerns and said BCCI's financial might lends it an upper hand in the world body.

"I can say this with conviction that no board is today able to stand up to the Indian board in the ICC.

Unfortunately, it is all about making money these days and the Indians dominate," he said.

Mani disclosed that initially when the World Cup dispute first arose, there was a consensus that Pakistan should be allowed to host its share of matches at neutral venues.

"I know for a fact that this was decided, but India turned it down at the cricket committee meeting and since Saleem Altaf was representing Pakistan in Ejaz Butt's absence things went wrong somewhere.

"India then insisted that the matches should only be held in the south asian region," he told Geo News on Thursday.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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