Mani not aware about PCB's job offer

Updated: 09 February 2010 15:32 IST

Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has denied having any knowledge of being offered a post on the governing council of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Mani not aware about PCB's job offer

Karachi:

Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has denied having any knowledge of being offered a post on the governing council of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Mani said that he was not aware of any such move and had not given thought to such a proposal.

The media had reported that Mani's name was on the list of candidates sent to the Presidency for approval to join the governing board on the seats reserved for former Test players and technocrats.

But, speaking in general on the affairs of PCB, Mani, a Pakistani national, said ad-hocism has caused a lot of damage to Pakistan cricket and its foundation.

"Today if India, England, Australia are evolving and doing well it is because they have a solid cricket foundation as far as administration is concerned, and that is missing in Pakistan because of ad-hocism," Mani said.

He said that there was a need to offer greater role to the real stakeholders in Pakistan cricket who should be empowered to elect the Chairman. He also didn't support the present system of governance in the PCB where the President of Pakistan in his capacity as chief patron of the board directly nominates the Chairman of the board.

"You need to have a strong governing board where the Chairman is more answerable to the stakeholders and where decisions are firmly made and stuck too."

Mani also expresses his dissatisfaction over the board's widely followed practice of frequently changing the captain and coach of the national team and said such changes won't do any good to country's cricketing structure.

"Pakistan cricket does not benefit from frequent changes. They need to learn from other countries where administration is concerned. There must be stability in governance."

Commenting on present condition of the game due to volatile security situation in the country, he said team's performance has suffered a lot as they didn't get much chance to play at home in recent years.

"Pakistan has not had a chance to play much at home since 2008 and they haven't even played too many Tests since 2007 so it does affect the development and temperament of the players," he added.



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