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PCB seeks to censure Thakur

 Agencies |  2016-10-12 21:51:34.0  |  Karachi

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) delegation, which is set to attend the ICC’s Executive Board meeting in Cape Town this week, will seek to censure the President of the BCCI Anurag Thakur for his recent comments on Indo-Pak relations and cricket ties.

Former Chairman of PCB Najam Sethi, who now heads the powerful executive committee, and Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed will attend the meeting in Cape Town.

Before leaving for Cape Town, Sethi said that he would give a tough answer to Indian cricket officials this time but insisted that he would stick to PCB’s policy of keeping apart cricket and politics.

An official source in the PCB said that Sethi was particularly unhappy with the recent statements of Thakur, in which he declared that India would not play cricket against a state which sponsors terrorism.

“Pakistan will be pushing for a review of the Big Three governance formula under which the head of corporate costs India take home nearly 32 percent of the earnings followed by England and Australia with 18 and 12 percent, which leaves nothing for other boards,” the source said.

The source claimed that it was a wrong impression that ICC chief Shashank Manohar wanted the Big Three governance system to be scrapped. 

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