ICC bends over backwards to please BCCI: Former Pak coach

Updated: 05 July 2009 11:51 IST

Pakistan former coach Richard Pybus says the country's current isolation hurts him and he blames it on the financially powerful BCCI's stronghold over ICC.

ICC bends over backwards to please BCCI: Former Pak coach

Karachi:

He may not have had a very successful stint with Pakistan cricket but former coach Richard Pybus says the country's current isolation hurts him and he blames it on the financially powerful BCCI's stronghold over ICC.

"I see it as detrimental to world cricket having everyone bend over backwards to please the BCCI, world cricket needs to retain its autonomy, not be playing second fiddle to Indian cricket," Pybus said in an interview to a cricket website, Pakpassion.org.

Pybus, who had two stints with the Pakistan team as trainer and coach in the 1999 and 2003 World Cups, said the terror attacks and the change of venue for the Champions trophy are terrible blows for Pakistan cricket.

"The public need to see their stars playing good cricket at home. What the terrorists hope to achieve is beyond my comprehension," he added.

Pybus, presently coaching the Titans team in South Africa, said he had loved his stint in Pakistan but the poor performance of Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup was very painful for him.

"South Africa and the 2003 World Cup were very painful but other than that I loved my tenures with Pakistan."

"It was great working with the Pakistan players and doing my best to help them. However I'd want an indepth and thorough meeting with the board before I'd agree to take the job on again," he said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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