PCB not to support ICC sanction on ZCU

Updated: 02 July 2008 17:28 IST

The PCB on Saturday made it clear that it will not support any sanctions or boycott against the Zimbabwe Cricket Union at the annual ICC meeting in Dubai.

PCB not to support ICC sanction on ZCU

Karachi:

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday made it clear that it will not support any sanctions or boycott against the Zimbabwe Cricket Union at the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Dubai from Sunday.

A PCB official said they followed the same policy on Zimbabwe as India and other Asian countries.

"We don't think Zimbabwe cricket should face penalties because of political issues in that country. We will not support any sanctions," he said on condition of anonymity.

The England Cricket Board has already cancelled a tour by Zimbabwe and South African Cricket Union has broken off bilateral ties with the African country where presidential elections are being held and have been criticised by Eestern states.

Zimbabwe's national team have not played Test cricket since January 2006 after the side were seriously weakened following a series of confrontations between players and administration.

He also confirmed that Pakistan would be sending a second string team to Zimbabwe in August to play two four-day Tests and three one-day matches.

"We are committed to that tour and it will go on despite whatever decisions are taken at the ICC meeting," he said.

The feeling among the Asian bloc is that what has to be decided in the ICC Executive Board meeting is that whether the ICC should take collective sanctions against Zimbabwe or Boards can have their own independent policy on the troubled African nation.

There has been talk that Chief Executive Malcolm Speed's surprise exit from the ICC came because of the refusal of the ICC board to take action against Zimbabwe cricket after an independent audit found some financial irregularities in the ZCU accounts.

The grapevine has it that even financial officer, Faisal Hasnain left the ICC over the same issue in protest over the ICC's failure to take action against Zimbabwe.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
Related Articles
Murali Vijay Has Grown in Stature as a Batsman: Sunil Gavaskar
Murali Vijay Has Grown in Stature as a Batsman: Sunil Gavaskar
MS Dhoni Shares Adorable Picture Of Daughter Ziva On Instagram
MS Dhoni Shares Adorable Picture Of Daughter Ziva On Instagram
3rd ODI: David Warner Ton Powers Australia to Series Clean Sweep Over New Zealand
3rd ODI: David Warner Ton Powers Australia to Series Clean Sweep Over New Zealand
Show Comments
Advertisement