December 8, 2017

Mani fears for Pakistan, India cricket ties

Former ICC President Ehsan Mani feels PCB’s decision to record a repayment claim towards the Indian Cricket Board will lead to terrible blood and effect destiny cricket relations among the two nations.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has filed a compensation declare of USD 70 million in opposition to BCCI earlier than the ICC for not honoring a bilateral cricket collection settlement. “I have concerns approximately the effects of this case whatever its final results. What I am involved about is the effect it is going to have on cricket family members between the 2 nations ultimately,” Mani said on Geo tremendous channel.

“I simply suppose all avenues of talks, discussions and again door diplomacy were now not explored by way of the PCB earlier than going in advance with its compensation declare in the ICC. “I would have waited and first exhausted all alternatives of looking to get something out of India for them not playing bilateral ties with Pakistan before opting for the reimbursement claim choice,” he added.

Mani, who served as ICC President of 2003-2006, stated despite the fact that Pakistan gained its reimbursement claim what guarantee is there India could agree to pay out the quantity. “Say if Pakistan is a success in its compensation claim what takes place if India holds lower back the money. Then Pakistan has to go to the ICC board and it will now not help relations between both nations,” he stated.

Mani said despite the fact that there has been a clause that stated the Disputes resolution Committee’s selection become binding on each event and could not be challenged in another forum, but while it came to cash matters frequently get unpleasant. “If India holds returned on price what does Pakistan do, does it ask the ICC to deduct India’s proportion of revenues from ICC events? Can the ICC do this?”

Mani stated Pakistan might have filed the repayment claim after going via all criminal factors and there's a clause in the ICC constitution which stated no government interference is tolerated in any member board’s affairs. “India says it isn't getting government clearance to play Pakistan and that clause will then become essential in this example. but ordinary I think there might be awful blood and emotions and it's going to impact future cricket family members among the 2,” he stated.

Mani also felt that former BCCI President and ICC Chairman N Srinivasan had a sizeable function to play in India not resuming bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan. “He becomes now not appropriate news whilst he became there at the helm of affairs. He was anti-Pakistan and in his tenure, all possibilities of India taking initiative to get government clearance to play normal bilateral cricket with Pakistan had been non-existent.”

Mani said that India had ended up a hard member to address within the ICC because of its stubbornness however felt that this become also due to the fact they have been susceptible officers in the international frame. “India does make contributions appreciably to the ICC sales however I don’t buy this 70 percentage talk. the lowest line has ICC failed itself by using no longer exploring the markets of united states of America and China. “Even these days there just must be the right moves made to make India understand that it is able to function independently in global cricket.