ICC revamp

PCB opposes Big Three proposals

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February 3, 2014

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Zaka Ashraf at a PCB board of governors meeting, Lahore, January 18, 2014
After a meeting of its board of governors, the PCB said: "The model proposed by BCCI, ECB and CA was neither in line with principle of equity nor in the interest of game of cricket" © Pakistan Cricket Board
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The PCB has strongly opposed the move to revamp the global game and called it "neither in line with principle of equity nor in the interest of game of cricket".

The announcement came after a meeting of its governing board, presided by PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf, who had been present at the ICC meeting in Dubai last week to discuss the radical proposals which will give the Big Three countries a larger portion of ICC revenues and more of a say in the game's administration.

"The Board Members deliberated and expressed serious concerns on the model proposed by BCCI, ECB and CA which was neither in line with principle of equity nor in the interest of game of cricket," a PCB press release said. "The Board has reiterated the position that Chairman PCB request audience with the Patron of PCB, H.E the Prime Minister to apprise him on this matter of immense significance and of national interest which will have wide reaching impact on future of cricket in Pakistan."

Ashraf said last week that he wanted all decisions to be taken through consensus, and didn't want the proposals to be approved hastily. "The Board appreciated and supported the stance taken by Chairman PCB at the last ICC Board meeting at Dubai. The Board authorised Chairman PCB Mr. Zaka Ashraf and COO Mr. Subhan Ahmad to engage with other Board members to align the common position and take other requisite remedial measures in the interest of cricket in Pakistan."

After the Dubai meeting, the ICC had said its Executive Board "unanimously supported" a set of principles which were more or less along the lines of the original proposal, though there were some concessions granted to the members outside the Big Three. The proposals had not been voted on in that meeting, but could be at the next ICC meeting in Singapore on February 8.

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Posted by   on (February 8, 2014, 5:16 GMT)

I Like the comment of flipping with wise3

Posted by   on (February 5, 2014, 20:26 GMT)

well done PCB dont be afraid of any one stand your ground as they say that bullies have no feet hats off for zaka ashraf and pcb

Posted by PrasPunter on (February 5, 2014, 14:24 GMT)

@Cpt.Meanster , my own board hasn't done us any proud Sir !! And I have already indicated my bitterness like other Aussie fans on several of my posts. Never expected CA to cave-in like this. All I long for is a level-playing field. Doesn't look like that will be the case if this proposal comes to force.

Posted by harmske on (February 5, 2014, 13:40 GMT)

if there is one cricket board (or any other entity for that matter) i'd trust less than the BCCI, it's probably the PCB.

however, on this ocassion i think they've made the right call. well done.

Posted by   on (February 5, 2014, 12:50 GMT)

welldone Pakistan

cricket is played for pride, entertainment, fun, enjoyment and challenge to be best and compete money is secondary issue

nothing personal against bbi ca ecb

big 3 may be best business but not sportmanship

if approved dont think will ever support cricket

Posted by   on (February 5, 2014, 12:06 GMT)

So let me get this right. BCCI asking for a marginal increase in revenue but still much lower than the legitimate 80% contribution to revenue is against the principle of equity? hahaha.

Posted by Neel_123 on (February 5, 2014, 10:07 GMT)

It is high time, ICC should be disbanded and let each nation go its own way. England and Aus will keep playing each other as cricket is their National game! NZ, WI, SA public seem to be more interested in other popular sports in respective country.

BCCI would be better without freeloaders leaching on cricket revenue generated by Indian public! Worse part, such freeloaders full members are in majority in ICC; these boards line their own pockets with BCCI money and do NOTHING to bring crowd to stadium.

India (and BCCI) should extend IPL for 3 months and 50-50 franchises based league tournament in winter for another 3-4 months. Test cricket is dying anyway, sooner than later. BCCI would do great if it ceases the opportunity and make IPL and 50-50 domestic league part of Indian contemporary culture as NFL & MLB are to USA. More celebrities, more inning break shows by popular singers and dancers, better stadium facilities for Indian middle class families to have a decent outing.

Posted by   on (February 5, 2014, 7:33 GMT)

Well done Pakistan on taking a clear stance against this nonsense. Wish all the other boards would see this proposal for the rubbish that it actually is and stand up for what is good for cricket.

Posted by elwarko on (February 5, 2014, 7:15 GMT)

I doff my cap to the PCB (a kiwi in aussie)

Posted by   on (February 5, 2014, 6:10 GMT)

Hats off PCB. no matter you win or lose, but you stood in front of giants. this is hard slap on faces of Big Three. they might take over the ICC but at least world to know that Pakistan will not support any misfit.

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 22:50 GMT)

Well done pcb i hope they are not going to accept it later on

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 22:00 GMT)

well Done PCB I Love u Zaka Ashraf And PCB on their Stand Dont worry In history PCB will Remember as a good Entity well Done PCB CSA AND SL.

Posted by Super_Eyes on (February 4, 2014, 20:19 GMT)

Why dont we realize we should forget Pakistanism at the moment.We all know that this propsal will ultimately be approved by an OVERWHELMING majority.So this useless aggression will cause us problems in the future.We should accept all those lollypop offers and just sign that proposal!

Posted by pjd_Howzat on (February 4, 2014, 19:58 GMT)

Is the BCCI really struggling financially that it needs a bigger share. Why? I thought it would be the other way around - put more investment into cricket to grow the game, not put money into BCCI pockets as those are already overflowing and will be lost to cricket in general.

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 18:16 GMT)

No matter PCB wins or lose but at least we can wave our flag high becoz we are not cowards... Love u PCB

Posted by alipk52 on (February 4, 2014, 18:07 GMT)

Hats off to you guys! You've certainly forwarded not only your own opinion, but it's also what our entire nation wants! heck yeah...take that rich boards! CSA/SL can take life out of this bravery...coz PCB is one of the most financially struggling board, they are at least not thinking about money, they're committed to save the game as well keeping the benefits of the Pakistani players in mind. I can't express my feelings in proper words..so glad...keep it up guys..you guys are at least doing great here!

Posted by Zainnajam on (February 4, 2014, 17:06 GMT)

Well, Certainly Brave of PCB to step up and ur Doing a GREAT job, Thumbs up and Best of Luck Cricket...

Posted by CricketRockStar on (February 4, 2014, 15:47 GMT)

Thumps Up PCB. the so called democratics become bullies. If this accepted Indian players might be hitting triple centuries in 50over and there will be no Int Cricket in Pakistan for sure in decades. Very Sad and Top Greed. 2 of big 3 three cant even perform outside their home.

Posted by blairfitz on (February 4, 2014, 13:06 GMT)

I feel that India wants this to pass so that they can keep playing at home as away they are awful... case and point 4-0 against the lowly Kiwis

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 12:44 GMT)

Glad to see a national Cricket Board acting out of principle rather than greed. I sincerely hope that this is not just a bargaining position.

Posted by jsaeed on (February 4, 2014, 9:37 GMT)

the most shameful thing is that NOT A SINGLE Ex-indian player has come out and said this to be wrong. Where are those patrons of cricket. Where is kapil dev, gavaskar, dravid tendulkar etc????

PCB is just waiting for a more ripe deal. this deal will go ahead 100%

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 9:04 GMT)

Shame on the Indian comments here and go Pakistan. Maybe if India ever produces a bowler half as talented as Imran, Wasim, Waqar, Shoaib....heck, make that Ghul and Junaid - it would ease the jealousy a bit... or maybe some Indian folk just cannot see the worth of something if it is not theirs to sell.

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 8:07 GMT)

i think most people take this revenue generating thing differently. in my opinion, its not the case that bcci is putting cash in. its the pvt companies, who invest in it by media rights etc and they earn handsome profit on it? i would like to know how much profit they make yearly on these deals. so saying this that bcci generates more is nit right.

however, i am off the view that bcci should simply get more share from revenues. simple and they are right in demanding this.

it only gets messy when they ask for power. we all know history of how they manage things. drs issue, ftp comittments, even they push another board for appointing an armin of own choice. so thats where it is not right.

anyway, i think this proposal will be passed by 10 out of 10 voting in favour. and big 3 will make sure they get all 10 votes. pcb and sl are struggling financially. and csa will also agree some time. just more time and more talks required.

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 7:09 GMT)

all pcb want is a payout, they are dribbling at the sight of dollar notes

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 6:55 GMT)

Hats of to the PCB..this coming from a Pakistani fan is not worth a lot ! There is nothing wrong with the BCCI wanting more money, it is their right..they have proven themselves to be very good administrators and their booming economy helps cricket a lot, even as a Pakistani I am very proud of a sub continent nation being superior to the ECB and CA at their own game. However I understand why the PCB is doing what they are and this is something that many many cricket fans from outside the subcontinent will not know.....It is not the BCCI that the PCB mistrusts, there was a time the relationship between the 2 boards was very good however the governments of India and Pakistan have a tumultuous relationship due to which Pakistani players are never selected for IPL....should India come into a leadership position and the Government of India decide to be spiteful the PCB will be isolated completely. Courage is rewarded only in the movies !

Posted by PrasPunter on (February 4, 2014, 6:37 GMT)

@Faizan Khan, true words those are from you mate !! Agree with each of those.

Pak is a land of lion-hearted cricketers and by far the best of the teams from the subcontinent . The very thought of watching the Legends like Wasim, Waqar, Imran and lot of others itself brings tears. Your board has done fans like you very proud !! Hope they stick to their stand !!

Posted by Lalindra2012 on (February 4, 2014, 6:12 GMT)

Take on ICC Revamp

"You see, there is one major difference between the current crisis and a classic case of prisoners' dilemma - the absence of isolation. They have access to one another, hence there is no need to guess, no need for machinations or to betray. This is not necessarily a zero-sum game. The fact is that they can all get what they want if they sit together, discuss their concerns and requirements if they are to cede control, and on what terms. The real discussions ought to be with each other, not with the 'Big Three' or even isolated at home."

Posted by javed.agrawala on (February 4, 2014, 5:19 GMT)

What happens when you wish to reverse this plot in two years time or so? By picking two henchmen India will succeed to make that an almost impossibility, as at best the rest make up just 7 i.e. below the 75% majority needed to change the constitution, again.

This is India's scheme and revolts its ardent supporters like myself!

Posted by PakRage on (February 4, 2014, 5:10 GMT)

Well Done PCB !!!

You have made us Proud.

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 5:06 GMT)

@Jayesh Patel, If you opened your eyes and looked past the financial aspect, i am sure you will find what Pakistan has given to world cricket. Need i say more, but for people like you who only think of themselves i am obliged to respond to your stupid remark. Pakistan has has provided cricket within the means of the game, not from outside that is in the field on the ground. What has your Indian team given to World of cricket? Greed for money? Ruling elite? You Couldn't find a single quality bowler out of 1.2 Billion in last 50 years, and you talk about Pakistan. After seeing your teams performance lately, i sure give you the right to talk about the other aspect of the game. Before i go here is a little something Pakistan has given to the world of cricket: Inventions of Reverse swing, Doosra, Teesra, Reverse Sweep, and etc..nurtured a player called IMRAN KHAN who features in the worlds top 5 influential leaders, if this didn't give recognition to cricket, than don't know what did.

Posted by stalefresh on (February 4, 2014, 4:29 GMT)

As much as i am opposed to BCCI, i think most people are missing one point here. What is the current state of affairs? isnt any change good at this point.

Posted by aniltjoseph on (February 4, 2014, 4:29 GMT)

@siqbal00, first of all, BCCI doesnt want profit share in exact proportion to contribution...it merely wants 20% despite contributing 80% of income. Pakistan, on the other hand, may contribute just 1%, but will still get 7-8% share. Hence, the PCB can happily sit back, do nothing to promote cricket, and still stay financially healthy. Secondly, bilateral doesn't mean India will stop touring other countries. Even if a series is played in Pakistan, BCCI will mint money as broadcasters will shell out a fortune for such a series.

The bottom line is that the Indian cricket fan invests a lot of time and money for cricket, which ultimately drives revenues. In the recent test matches in UAE against SA (which i attended), it was a shame that only a handful of Pak supporters turned up (despite Eid holidays). In fact, there were more Indian and SA fans than Pakistanis, which I thought was an absolute disgrace considering there are a million Pakistanis living in UAE

Posted by ZkAneela on (February 4, 2014, 3:16 GMT)

Congrats to PCB for its bold decision.

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 3:07 GMT)

Very brave of PCB, now please succumb to the pressure of the financially-big three.

Posted by redneck on (February 4, 2014, 2:34 GMT)

ok pakistan you have made your feelings well known and you should be applauded on your stand against the dodgy power grab by the bcci. and make no mistake i think all cricket supporters agree with you on this, however time to sign on or risk being even more isolated from the cricket world. south africa have shown they are not making theirs a moral stand just a stand about being excluded for the big 3 club! sri lanka will sign on the moment india offer them something as they need indias money more than anyone. this will make pakistan the black sheep of the cricket world. no one wants to see that!!!

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 2:34 GMT)

This ridiculous Proposals made by the so called BIG THREE should not be implemented. Otherwise, the history will never forgive you.

"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ...........Aldous Huxley

Posted by hasib9 on (February 4, 2014, 2:32 GMT)

PCB has the spine to stand up, salute to them.

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 2:31 GMT)

PCB should not have taken this decision without taking Sri Lanka and South Africa in to confidence. Looks like CSA is going to approve the proposal to gain something else. If this happens PCB and Sri Lanka may lose heavily. Already these two boards in debt and did not know how to come out of it. If the proposal succeeds without these two boards then the support from the heavy weights for these two boards will be reduced considerably. Already PCB is losing heavily due to India not playing with them. Due to this stand they may lose further. India indicated to PCB that they could consider playing Pakistan on neutral venues and PCB should have accepted that and gone forward with additional guarantees like CSA, BCB and WICB are getting instead of straightaway opposing it. All the best PCB. I hope PCB will mend its relations with the big three. PCB should look in to the interest of improving Cricket in Pakistan and this additional guaranteed money would have helped financially for them.

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 2:30 GMT)

Hats off to you PCB at least at this matter you live up to the expectations of fans like me in Pakistan and outside Pakistan who really love this game Hope SLC and CSA stands firm but it looks unlikely.....but people will remember you as a sole warior........A Die hard Pakistani FAN....

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 1:39 GMT)

YES, Salute to you PCB, don't give up and stand firmly against these so called BIG 3

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 1:31 GMT)

Hahaha what a joke!!! Pakistan??? They are the masters of flip flopping. They will oppose now and then they will agree with the"wise3" by next weekend.

Posted by IndiaGoats on (February 4, 2014, 1:20 GMT)

I am not sure what is the big "death to cricket" folks are expecting if this revamp happens. PCB has single handedly destroyed cricket in Pakistan by their poor management. By opposing this move, they are isolating themselves and eliminating whatever chances they have of bringing cricket back to Pakistan.

Nobody can deny that BCCI, much as I hate its opaque functioning, has helped in revolutionizing the world of cricket. In India at least there are now tens of thousands of people thinking of cricket as a professional career (compared to earlier when they had to have a side job). Numerous stadiums have been built, numerous people have found employment in media, logistics, construction, marketing, and so on. And the benefits have accrued not only to Indians, but people around the world.

I would go with BCCIs shrewd management any day rather than jingoistic blah-blah from other non-functioning boards.

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 1:11 GMT)

India funds World Cricket,generates the returns & expects to be able to have their say. A straight out business decision! Since India came onto the world scene it has made the lot of the minnow nations better. When England and Australia ruled, did they open the game up and fund the minor nations as it happens now.NO. When Packer came to the scene it only made the lot of the English and Australians better albeit a few West Indians better. When ICL came onto the scene, BCCI stamped on them and created IPL. Even though BCCI coffers swelled, which country can say they have not benefitted. Cricket was on the way out prior to IPL with the funding it generated for both the players and National Associations. Lets face it with IPL these nations no longer need to fully compensate their players. Pakistan's coffers are in their precarious state because of their own doing. Correct their own affairs, do not depend on handouts from World Cricket Pakistan. What has Pakistan done for world cricket?

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 1:07 GMT)

PCB oppose it because they currently are in " nothing more to loose" state. They cant play in their backyard, they are not getting anything from IPL, no bilateral tours with India.So they can make statements like " standing firm for integrity" etc , but with this stand they stand to loose more in future ! They forgot the fact that BCCI does not need international matches income alone to create good revenue! Having said that BCCI have not shone any real improvement with the money they are generating. No rooftops in many stadiums,no green tops atleast for domestic matches to encourage pace bowling. Aus , SA etc have done well on this regard even without tis much money!

Posted by wapuser on (February 4, 2014, 0:58 GMT)

Thank u pcb plz save the cricket

Posted by JohnSnider on (February 4, 2014, 0:47 GMT)

Do or die situation for Pakistan's brave board. No body is clear what is the real future agenda behind big three but truth is if you give all power to anyone or group they always tend to abuse it and bully others. Pakistan is already suffering and soon all" little 5 countries" will be playing in the hands of Big three. So Pakistan should block it or form second organization and leave big three play each other. Pakistan must stop the destruction now..... Bravo Pakistan

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 0:43 GMT)

@ Venkat_Gowrishankar............on the basis of principle India can ask for their deserved profit ( money ), but they shoudnt be given the power........BCCI is irresponsible nd doznt desrve da power to run da ICC........take the example of DRS .... every other board , along with most of the indian analysts and former players agree to DRS , but the indian board dznt.......so india will b vitoeing such gr8 things , jst because they dnt have the skills to use such innovations.

And that money investment thing from india makes me laugh every time......its not the indian board that invests in ICC, the private companies from india invest , because they advertise their products.......and if they are investing 1$ , they are earning 10$ as a result , because of da publicity that Cricket gives them all over the world.......so if they dnt invest , they will loose that publicity thing ...hence whatever they r investing they r doing it for themselves not for ICC or Cricket for that matter....

Posted by Crick_Expert on (February 4, 2014, 0:30 GMT)

PCB did great decision, the cricket lovers from whole world Salute you.

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 0:17 GMT)

Will PCB's position make any difference?

Posted by Cric.fan80 on (February 4, 2014, 0:16 GMT)

well venkat! i think your indian board should take their money and go some whereelse, there is soo much talk about money and all.i think international matches between countries can generate enuff funds to support teams and staff. if all the extra and not needed staff will be fired. once the 3 goons will be in power, then they will decide who will play and what not, forget about DRS or anything which will make hard for team india to win any matches outside of India. why dont you guys watch your IPL and leave international cricket alone.

Posted by Fahii on (February 4, 2014, 0:13 GMT)

well done PCB......Pakistan has nothing to loose, coz they hav not home cricket, IPL etc.....Cricket will always be there it does not matter what the ICC finally decides. Most of the player which are being selected used to be the tennis/tape ball player but they are & hav been rich history in producing amazing players, cricket always here if you have money or not.....i have seen bricks for wickets at one stump & other stump just a single brick, no trousers rather in casual wares, just single bat to play on both sides of the wicket, playing at one side only due to shortage of ground. In short people here dont play for maoney but they hav passion.

Posted by   on (February 4, 2014, 0:12 GMT)

Finally PCB taking a stand if this succeeds it will go down as a great moral victory. BTW India does not contribute 80% its more along the lines of 60%. But money should not always equal power, power needs to be shared its that simple. A rich man's vote should count as much as a poor man's vote.

Posted by greenluv on (February 4, 2014, 0:09 GMT)

Great PCB , you have taken the right path and you will see this how great the turn out would be. We encourage other boards to back up PCB for cricket love. we stand by you.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 23:57 GMT)

revamp will go through and we would get even more marginalized bad move

Posted by Aybe on (February 3, 2014, 23:56 GMT)

10 years from now, cricket will mean an insect in Pakistan.

Posted by FSL2013 on (February 3, 2014, 23:53 GMT)

Aligning with sentiments out there on the street is not going to pay off in the longer term. Just like Bangladesh , SL will also side with big three leaving South Africa and Pakistan to fight their own battle. If these two countries boycott, they will further isolate themselves. South Africa may not agree to India's proposals but they may be ale to strike some deal with Australia/Eng... This will leave Pakistan alone. BCCI gives hard time to those who oppose them... learn from South Africa. So , putting emotions aside, I feel its a bad decision.

Posted by ranjit9729 on (February 3, 2014, 23:51 GMT)

Ultimately Pakistan will become the new South Africa. This is what happens when their arch rivals India control cricket. No one will invite them and no one will play against them. Who wants to go to the UAE anyway to play cricket? If they would make peace with the Indians, and not just in cricket, it would be a great thing. I would love to see the Pakistanis back in the IPL.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 23:30 GMT)

Go pcb, go PCb go PCB go PCB :))))))

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 23:20 GMT)

Plz CSA and SLC stand with Pakistan and save cricket. Now it is the real test for both boards because bcci will give them big offers to snatch their basic right

Posted by AmkNJ on (February 3, 2014, 23:14 GMT)

Of the big three, India and England have recently face humiliating defeats. England was only able to win one ODI during three month long trip. India on the other hand lost miserably to New Zealand in the ODI series. I hope cricket is not just about money.

Posted by ShutTheGate on (February 3, 2014, 23:12 GMT)

"which was neither in line with principle of equity nor in the interest of game of cricket"

So what exactly are they opposing? This comment is extremely vague.

Why doesn't the PCB work towards actually being able to afford to host at least a 3 test series before they claim equality to the funds pool?

Shouldn't cricket be a meritocracy?

Posted by Little_Aussie_Battler on (February 3, 2014, 22:57 GMT)

Pakistan should make a stand and pull out of the ICC in protest. It would be a win-win for all the remaining teams. It would eliminate a lot of the problems with gambling in cricket and also the problems we have with India not wanting to play Pakistan not to mention the obvious issues associated with playing Pakistan that makes it impracticable. We would promote an Ireland and have a proper relegation/promotion setup to keep standards of red ball cricket high.

Out of curiousity why is Pakistan so interested in running the international game of cricket when it's own nation is so unmanageable?

End of the day the ICC is unmanageable in the current form. We need strong leadership from the traditional powers. We tried having the inmates running the asylum and it clearly does not work terribly well.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 22:53 GMT)

good job pcb. other countries should follow them.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 22:52 GMT)

Well done to PCB for standing up to bullies. People should know that Pakistan is 2nd biggest market After india. Only reason it is down is because we are not getting home games but as soon as team start visiting Pakistan we will be back.. but the problem is this is what bcci dusnt want that we start hosting matches

Posted by siqbal00 on (February 3, 2014, 22:46 GMT)

@Venkat_Gowrishankar a valid reason ...hmm.. abolish a democratic system, isn't that enough? No one is against re-distribution of wealth according to contribution. I will even say, Yes no free money for any board. All good, but don't take away voting rights and voice from other boards just because they contribute less (poor). You know what bilateral means... right? A country with stronger arm will always play at home. No relegation rule ... is it really in interest of any sports? Now, I will like to hear a valid reason, no emotional response please

Posted by PompandCircumstance on (February 3, 2014, 22:44 GMT)

I guess no more India, England, Australia tours for this bunch. All the best hosting Sri Lanka and Bangadesh in Dubai.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 22:27 GMT)

Pakistan must have strong point to be a ap position and must have good relationship with sri lanka and south Africa im sure If this three nation stay like this big 3 can't do any thing

Posted by Zohaib.R.Q. on (February 3, 2014, 22:23 GMT)

well at least they'll be on the right side of history books, even though they'll end up on the losing side.

Posted by pipsonian on (February 3, 2014, 22:13 GMT)

Australia and England are sensible cricket boards. I am sure they won't hold a grudge based on what Pakistan decided today. As for India, I am sure Pakistan cricket can survive without playing India as we have for last few years. It is just a matter of international cricket returning to Pakistan and Pakistan will be able to generate a lot of its own revenue. May be not as much as India but a lot to help Pakistan cricket thrive. And the quality of Cricket Pakistan has produced in last couple of years is a lot better than what England or India have produced.

Posted by tqja on (February 3, 2014, 22:02 GMT)

Good and bold decision by PCB. I hope both SL and SA will follow same move and vote against. This is true if this get approved Pakistan will face real hard time scheduling a series but I am certain once they win a big tournament they will be back in business.

Posted by Zahid-Bajwa on (February 3, 2014, 21:15 GMT)

Proud to be Pakistani PCB Zindabad

Posted by Venkat_Gowrishankar on (February 3, 2014, 21:13 GMT)

I am still not finding answers or reasons on why PCB would be affected due to the decision of the Big 3. I am not a messiah to spread the word of the Big 3, but I have not found a single reason in the whole article or from any of the comments on how the PCB would be affected.

There has not been a single reason such as - PCB is expected to lose 50% of their revenue or PCB does not get to control their home / away series.

What would happen if at the end of the implementation of proposals, PCB gets the same revenue as it did earlier?. All these "Bravo and Bravedom" are just comments in air without any substance and reasoning.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 21:09 GMT)

@Venkat. Problem is not the bigger share of the pie. They are already getting it. They already dictate the terms especially BCCI. DRS is a prime example. Now forget all this. The main problem I see is the bilateral agreements. It will mean that India which hasn't played BD in a test match (let alone a series) almost since forever will never play against BD at all. They will also choose to play less and less against NZ and WI and almost non-existently against Pakistan. So it is not fair for the big three to choose who they can play and who they can shut out of the game. Logical enough?

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 20:59 GMT)

good decision by PCB.Someone to oppose it and save cricket...

Posted by U.A.1985 on (February 3, 2014, 20:55 GMT)

@Venkat_Gowrishankar - the valid reason is the precedent which is being set and the trend of collusions. If you find present group of Big 3 to be justified collusion then I dont think the veto powers of the past were any bad. These changes will set the ICC to enter into an era of worst politics. In future if any other board starts earning more for the ICC you would another group develpoing and then another revamp. I dont think that is a sign of a stable organization. And yes what good legal bilateral agreements?? That is funny. All bilateral agreements are now gonna be set with a view of maximizing money. I am afraid that means good bilateral agreements between very few countries then...I hope you know what you saying

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 20:51 GMT)

What is fair about those countries who contribute less taking more?

Posted by TheKeeper on (February 3, 2014, 20:50 GMT)

Well done PCB - from a SL fan. The game of cricket is not owned by anyone and should be common ground for every cricketing nation.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 20:49 GMT)

Can anybody please explain the meanings of big three' does it mean top three countries population wise or top three countries wealth wise ' well if we look at it with cricketing eye ' india ' england are less the. Average teams

Posted by rizwan1981 on (February 3, 2014, 20:42 GMT)

Venkat_Gowrishankar

What is at stake is democracy and fairness.The 80 % revenue india generates because it plays other countries - Do you think if the Indian National tema led by Dhoni competes in a test match with an India A team , 80 % revenue will accrue to the Indian cricket board ?

Would FIFA allow Brazil , Spain and England to be the only nations with a vote on important matters ?

Posted by gaindballa on (February 3, 2014, 20:41 GMT)

Well Done PCB... Great Job.

@Venkat.... Gowrishankar. It would be extremely hard to explain what is wrong since your statement betrays Bias.

I don't even have to discuss the actual proposal. Just the fact that 3 nations think that their place on the table should be higher than other nations.

That My friend... is what is wrong.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 20:39 GMT)

Well done PCB. The statement is exactly correct - this proposal does nothing to create equality between the ICC members and nor is it the best interests of crickets long term future as it fails to help the Associates. How will cricket grow if only 10 countries/teams play it and only 8 teams play Test Matches? Not much of a sport is it? However, the PCB maybe using it for more leverage which ultimately, from a selfish point of view of Pakistan cricket, is the right move as every other board has looked after itself and so PCB must look after Pakistan cricket or else it will be left isolated. Already without any matches at home, no matches with India, very little matches with England or Australia and even Bangladesh. If they stick to their guns, could be one less team in Test matches. A 7 team competition. Wow, really whets the appetite of the sponsors and fans Im sure.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 20:24 GMT)

It's not about the money but the love for the game which will die if cricket is owned by 3 Nations. They can simply pass a rule that they who contribute more gets more and stop this shit plzzzzzz....

Posted by ManasAg on (February 3, 2014, 20:18 GMT)

Just some food for thought, does any of you really think that Big 3 would have gone through the pains of introducing such controversial and radical idea if they were not certain of their win ? They would never have opened themselves up to the ridicule they will face if they loose. Guys, wake up, battle was over before it started. It does not matter what anybody else besides the people who have the money and power think. PCB will have much to loose once they end on the wrong side. It's just a matter of time

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 20:18 GMT)

Now this is Pakistan for you, at times they will bog down when there is no need, and stand up like tigers when the odds are against them. Honestly, the team with everything on stake was Pakistan, and yet PCB took this decision. RESPECT and BRAVO!! People that are concerned about our cricket now should understand the value Pakistan brings to Int'l cricket, and they will soon realize. I know Pakistan too well to say that cricket is not going anywhere, instead it will only strengthen. Watch out, because this decision has nothing to do with the PCB now but the general Pakistani public.

Posted by Unmesh_cric on (February 3, 2014, 20:11 GMT)

Kudos to PCB for taking a stand! I hope other boards also stand up against these proposals by the Big 3. --- an Indian fan.

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (February 3, 2014, 20:08 GMT)

@PrasPunter: As an Aussie, you need to be equally critical of your own board. They have shamed Australian cricket by selling themselves to the BCCI for a piece of the pie. This is a torrid time to be an Indian, Aussie or English supporter, all the same. As far as the PCB go, this is a commendable stance. But, as a cricket board, they are a poor example. Maybe not in the same way as the BCCI, but I am sure Pakistani supporters know what I mean.

Posted by Khurram.Dawood on (February 3, 2014, 20:03 GMT)

WELL DONE PCB.... I am proud of u.

Posted by Venkat_Gowrishankar on (February 3, 2014, 20:02 GMT)

All the people writing their comments here , Do you really have any idea of what the proposed changes could do?. Here are the facts: There is one board which conributes close to 80%, but gets 4% in return. The Big 3 are agreeing to almost every proposal put forward by the other nations. The 2 tier test system has been scrapped. There is a plan to include a 11th test playing country, which is fantastic in my opinion. FTP is scrapped and is replaced by good bilateral legal agreements. A test fund has been setup to support those nations which are not financially strong

What is the real problem?I guess that some board are worried that the free money shall stop.

I really would ike to know a valid reason, instead of emotional and sentiemental statements like .." lot of character shown", " we stand with you".

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 19:58 GMT)

Great Work PCB! we dont mind loosing at least we took Stand thats what bravery is all about! ...Bravo!

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 19:56 GMT)

SALUTE , be it on losing side but dont give up on values and power to those who are greedy .

Posted by zaf100 on (February 3, 2014, 19:52 GMT)

Well done PCB for standing against those greedy boards, because cricket will die if so called big three try to take control of international cricket. I will ask all supporters of other cricket teams to cancel their subscriptions with sports channels to register their protest and save this gentlemen's game. The big three disregard all cricket Lovers and only considering money above everything. Come on all those decent people to show people power to all three and boycott cricket matches live or on tv and very soon they will come to their senses that with out other cricket playing nations cricket will finish sooner than later.

Posted by TigersCanKill on (February 3, 2014, 19:51 GMT)

I am a Bangladesh Cricket fan and I salute PCB for this decision. With the current situation it takes a lot of guts to openly oppose the Big 3 (instead, I will call them the 'Greedy 3') when PCB, SLC and SAC are the only boards that are opposing this selfish and gluttonous act by the Greedy 3. If any of these three boards (PCB, SLC and SAC) quits the fight then the draft will be passed and the Greedy 3 will take their revenge on the other two countries. I really wish BCB will stop daydreaming and join with PCB, SLC and SAC. BCB must realize that although the Greedy 3 have excluded the relegation (two tiers in test cricket) in their revised draft and promised home and away tours including test series, they are only doing these to get the vote. Once the draft is passed they can do anything including canceling the tours and reintroducing the relegation. We cannot believe the Greedy 3 whose main agenda is not the democratization and globalization of cricket but to hold power and money.

Posted by ozone8237 on (February 3, 2014, 19:49 GMT)

NOW THIS IS CALLED A TRUE DEMOCRATIC DECISION (EXPRESSING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN) A WELL-THOUGHT, CARING & SUPPORTIVE FOR ( AFFILLIATE N ASSOCIATES) THAT MAINTAINS THE PRIDE AND INTEGRITY OF PAKISTAN AND ITS DIE-HARD FANS. Now if SL or SA somehow change their stance and join the " Three Musketeers" proposal and help get it approved then Pakistan will not be the one to be blamed at anytime. PCB should still try to convince the remaining two force factors (SL & SF) and work on an amended draft that would change the alarming clauses in the proposal and make it more acceptable with unanimous genuine support from all the ICC members. The amendment should eliminate the "Veto Power" clause and justify the Revenue distribution. PCB took a bold stand for the sake of saving the true soul of cricket and became the Voice of All the Affiliates, Associates and believe it or not even the boards of BCB, ZIM, WI, & NZ since in reality that's what everybody wants but can't come forward.

Posted by PrasPunter on (February 3, 2014, 19:38 GMT)

@Happy Singh, do you indicate that PCB has done more harm to itself than what your board is trying to do to cricket ? Democracy is a dirty word for the bcci !! People who live by sword die by it !!

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 19:37 GMT)

o what a great decision , i really appreciating such a brave decision . it shows that we r going to save cricket , although we are in trouble already, no one really wants to play in our ground but we are still doing betterment for the cricket in this greedy world, all other boards who are going to favor big three could be in trouble soon, then they will realize , what kind of mistake all they have done. i wish slc and sa also able to take such kind of decision and take part to save cricket.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 19:34 GMT)

I feel like we will be left alone. As i see CSS and BCCI also patching up. Well i think we have to be reasonable and not emotional

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 19:33 GMT)

Well done pcb. Here some people are saying pcb will suffer. Dear I want to tell you if this purposal got passed then their is no point that cricket will remain fair and slightly one day it will die. Why we give our democratic power of vote instead of money or some favors????

Posted by shahnbej on (February 3, 2014, 19:32 GMT)

It doesn't matter whether Pakistan vote for big three or not the ground situation will remain same. So stop worrying about future and live in present.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 19:31 GMT)

It's all about money in every matter and everyone fell for their needs against Big 3. But I think it's appreciable from Pakistan side that we know it could go against us but still stand for cricket's good.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 19:23 GMT)

We will not die if there is no cricket any more!! PCB has taken a step that has been supported & demanded by the nation.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 19:17 GMT)

PCB you have made me very proud today. I can stand up tall to ones that support this. Well done.

As for the future, Pakistan has never been short of surprises and we will continue to surprise the world what we're capabale of. Go Greens!!!

Posted by sab24 on (February 3, 2014, 19:15 GMT)

''end of pakistan cricket'' because we don't agree to be bullied? seriously? What else is there to say now than to read the opinions of those in support of the proposal threatening such consequences.

Posted by cooljack_143 on (February 3, 2014, 19:08 GMT)

SA out of the small 3 and join the BIG three. now the question is where do PCB and SLC go from here on??? ans is join BIG 3, I guess.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 19:08 GMT)

no international team visits Pak anymore and now this is the final nail in the coffin. Pak or any other board for that matter should stand on their own because no one will come to help.

Posted by lee_man on (February 3, 2014, 19:03 GMT)

Well done PCB. I'm a West Indian fan and I'm ashamed of the position taken by the WICB. I agree with likeincricket that there is no guarantee that there will be more matches against the so called big three or even if there are more matches, will these be against the full strength 'big three' teams.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 18:59 GMT)

this is the end of Pakistani cricket...ICC revamp is good for PCB too but their ego let them down. there are talkings going on in between bcci and csa and csa will vote in favour of big3. pakistan is going to loose all possible hopes of returning international cricket in their home after this.

blunder from pcb. mark my words.

Posted by SanjivAwesome on (February 3, 2014, 18:58 GMT)

Well, PCB are such a brave entity. They will stand up for their principles. Alone. I wonder if it is really good for Pakistan or Zaka's ego if Pak's exile continues for another decade?

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 18:54 GMT)

CSA will vote in favour.

Posted by Meximillion on (February 3, 2014, 18:54 GMT)

After all, something good from pakistan. PCB, SL and CSA are in good position and making good against the greedy 3.

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (February 3, 2014, 18:54 GMT)

Well it seems PCB will be left alone. No matter how just their cause is, nobody else will support them. In the end, they will be forced to accept the new proposals. The Big 3 will have their way in the end. :(

Posted by Blearbunty on (February 3, 2014, 18:47 GMT)

Mr Joe232,,,, I think Pakistan on every occassion plays an important and positive role in ICC... You should commend efforts from Pakistan in a positive way rather than in a humorous or emphatic effect by using word irony:

Posted by Me_A_Gemini on (February 3, 2014, 18:46 GMT)

Well done PCB. Keep it up.

Posted by Stark62 on (February 3, 2014, 18:43 GMT)

All the other boards are selling out faster than petrol, whilst we remain firm and oppose the death of cricket!!

The PCB realises, that the "big 3" want power and gaining bigger revenue is only secondary.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 18:43 GMT)

Perhaps the 3 opposing boards become the Big 3. Kudos PCB for a brave and wise decision!

Posted by cricraz on (February 3, 2014, 18:39 GMT)

Just as I was going to applaud PCB for taking a stance and forming their own conference with SLC and CSA, The headlines read CSA-BCCI impasse likely to end with CSA supporting the big 3 proposal in exchange for reinstatement of Haroon Lorgat and increase in SA-India matches. CSA got what they wanted and have now left PCB-SLC with no bargaining chip. This is no Bravado statement by PCB but lose-lose situation

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 18:38 GMT)

Proud to be green shirts supporter.... Well done PCB

Posted by likeintcricket on (February 3, 2014, 18:37 GMT)

Well taken step by PCB. Though I am afraid this will backfire on them if SLC or South Africa backdown. Except offcourse Bangladesh and Zimbabwae all other nations has done enough to be in the rank of Test playing countries. What is the fun of watching three or four countries competing each other all the times. If the so called Big three have money than they should invest in less rich boards. We all know that this is not in the interest of the game to divide the cricket and have three countries take over the ICC. Today just because of money a board like WI has to OPT with the BIG three but they don't know tomorrow they could be the first one in trouble and than they won't get to play with better cricketing nations.

Posted by cricraz on (February 3, 2014, 18:33 GMT)

PCB, SA and SLC can play against each other in their Cricket conference and it will be interesting what kind of TV revenue that it will generate.

Posted by mannan_ma on (February 3, 2014, 18:33 GMT)

Great work by PCB. Despite their problems PCB has some back bone for the sake of cricket. I hope cricket boards of Sri Lanka and South Africa follow suit and go against the greedy three!

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 18:25 GMT)

Well done PCB. You may be alone but you should not be wrong.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 18:24 GMT)

i hope and pray that PCB stand till to the last ,but true lover of cricket will remember their sprite and their stand for cricket ,money is not everything, they will promote the game in their country in face of Bigbesh and IPL and country like Afghanistan and UAE will faraway from cricket game , common you guys have a lot of money don't destroy the game sprite of the game

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 18:23 GMT)

good...this is time to save cricket,,,not a nation...

Posted by fastbowling on (February 3, 2014, 18:16 GMT)

Finally an honorable step from the PCB. Lets not be dictated just because we are down on finances. Once the game is back in PK there will be plenty of revenue again. Like many others though I think BCCI deserves to take a larger chunk of the revenue but this does not mean any special privileges.

Posted by dustmizer on (February 3, 2014, 18:13 GMT)

Bravo PCB well done for taking this principled stance. Come what may, but standing for right will always give you strength to make a difference. Let's see whether self interest gets the better of the other two boards.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 18:13 GMT)

Every steps Zaka Ashraf Takes admires me

Posted by itxhuny on (February 3, 2014, 18:10 GMT)

brave step..and a good one to..

Posted by Hummingbird0 on (February 3, 2014, 18:10 GMT)

After all, something good came out of Pakistan. What an irony

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 18:09 GMT)

good decision. and i hope they will stand on it. CSA is very much clear and confirmed their stance. Only SL left. and i hope they will also stand on it. I do think that it should be passed with 10 out of 10. and still think that 10 votes are possible.

Unexpected but good decision.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 18:07 GMT)

BIG 3 don't make it a business PCB we are and all real Cricket lovers are with you

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 18:03 GMT)

Voice of true cricket fans. thanks PCB, am proud of u.

Posted by BowledYa on (February 3, 2014, 17:56 GMT)

A principled and respected stance by the PCB, one you can't argue against it. What board in the ICC can wilfully give up their voting right forever and be at the mercy of the big 3 is beyond me, except for short term gain. PCB, SLC and SAC are looking at the long term interest of their cricket and the world at large. Kudos to the Righteous Three.

Posted by web_guru2003 on (February 3, 2014, 17:52 GMT)

Quite unexpected but welcome stance from PCB. I hope they and other two boards (SA and SL) stands firm on their stance and this is not just a gimmick to raise their price

Posted by Master_uv_Puppetz on (February 3, 2014, 17:51 GMT)

Good work !!

Even if this oligopoly moves ahead, it would be in history books that someone had to courage to oppose.

Go Pak!!!

Posted by Eric2505 on (February 3, 2014, 17:51 GMT)

PCB you beauty. Well Done

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:50 GMT)

As always Pakistan has taken stand based on principals. ..Go Green

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:49 GMT)

I think if it can be shown without any doubt that because solely of India, England and Australia ICC generates greater revenue than perhaps these three countries are entitled to bigger share of the pot. However, this does not mean they have oligopoly over the running of ICC. Furthermore, if world cricket is to have two tier divisions you cannot have a situation where these three trams cannot be relegated irrespective of their form. Already both India and England seem to be on the way down and in next few years I expect South Africa, Australia and Pakistan to be top performing teams. There is also danger of Indian fans loosing interest in its national team given their recent performance abroad. In fact against quality teams they have also been outplayed at home. The two incidents which come to mind is loss of test series to England and loss of ODI series to Pakistan.

Posted by dulabhai on (February 3, 2014, 17:49 GMT)

Well done PCB! Please don't give up for the sake of cricket. I hope other boards like BCB, SL, and SA oppose it as well. I have doubts about BCB though. They will listen to anything BCCI will them.

Posted by Aura123 on (February 3, 2014, 17:43 GMT)

After a stressful day in the office i have read this news and that's made my day :) BCCI has the right to get more revenue from ICC no doubt but non relegation and asking for Veto power is against the basic spirit of sport. This reminds me story of Avatar where greedy corporate world trying to take over Pandora.

Posted by sysubrceq0 on (February 3, 2014, 17:42 GMT)

this is the end of Pakistani cricket...ICC revamp is good for PCB too but their ego let them down.

Posted by LeftBrain on (February 3, 2014, 17:42 GMT)

Good principled stance by PCB. Good thing we have Zaka Ashraf as Incharge and not Ijaz Butt at this point of time. Hope Sri Lanka keep thei stance too, alongwith SA.

Posted by PrasPunter on (February 3, 2014, 17:42 GMT)

EXCELLENT !! BRAVO !! And name it whatever - this is a real snub from PCB !! Respect !!! Stand up and make it count !! God Bless !!

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:42 GMT)

Great move by Pakistan for international Cricket..... Pakistan is planning to play a series with South Africa which will be called Jinnah-Mandela trophy, named after two great leaders

Posted by PPD123 on (February 3, 2014, 17:41 GMT)

This is a bold move by the PCB, but a very risky one at that. If SL supports the proposal then it will leave PCB (and possibly Cricket SAF) as the 2 boards opposing this. Then if the proposal is approved, Pakistan could face isolation or stiff resistance from other boards when it comes to scheduling tours in the future as the FTP will be scrapped and all tours will be scheduled with the mutual agreement between 2 boards. SL board face a very interesting situation. They are close to bankrupt and depend on the finances that comes through from the big 3. They will also not jeopardize the participation of their players in IPL & BBL. So in all probability they will be forced to agree in the end. If that happens then the big 3 will get 3/4th majority (8 out of 10 votes) and the teams that would suffer most could potentially be PCB and CSA. So while this is a bold step from the PCB only time will tell if they relish or repent this stance.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:41 GMT)

let's see if Srilanka and South Africa retain their position on revamp, a brave decision by PCB

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:40 GMT)

As a Sri Lankan living in Pakistan,i am very proud with the stance taken by PCB.I do also hope Sri Lanka cricket board will stand along with PCB and south Africa in stopping the so call big 3 from hijacking ICC.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:33 GMT)

Good to see PCB taking a principled and bold stand. I hope SA and SL show the same spirit and defeat this colonial mindset proposal from the "three small minded" (formerly known as the big three).

Posted by djarian1 on (February 3, 2014, 17:33 GMT)

Stand up to the big bullies. Way to go PCB. Please DO NOT lose your ground.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:33 GMT)

Great step by PCB, I am teally happy as an avid fan of Pakistan cricket with regards to the position our cricket board has taken. I want our players to be on equal terms when our players take field with Australia, India and England. All teams should have the same things to lose and gain from a game of cricket. There should be no guarantees of staying above if your team is losing no matter how rich the board.

Posted by yousafzi on (February 3, 2014, 17:32 GMT)

A brave decision by Pakistan cricket board.

Posted by Lion_96 on (February 3, 2014, 17:32 GMT)

Long Live PCB!! always considered Pakistan my 2nd Team, and i might as well consider PCB my 2nd cricket Board after today! SAF have made their stance clear from day one! Now its all down to SLC to block the 'Unjustified Self Interest of the Big Three at the Expense of World Cricket'.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:31 GMT)

Well done brave PCB ....

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:30 GMT)

Welldone pcb proud to be a pakistani !

Posted by Shajadul on (February 3, 2014, 17:29 GMT)

Good decision....make sure to hang in till Feb 8 meeting...

Posted by Zeshan547 on (February 3, 2014, 17:29 GMT)

Proud to be Pakistani, only pakistan have the courage to stand against all odds and so called big three, they will lose practically but they have won morally.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:18 GMT)

It reminds me of 300 movies, when a small group of people fought against the evil of the world. Though those fighters could not won but they shown to world how to fight evil!.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:16 GMT)

what great move, salute to pcb

Posted by Cricksajjad on (February 3, 2014, 17:16 GMT)

Well done PCB now stay firm Hope one day everybody realise what harm they are posing to cricket

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:16 GMT)

The only board that can stand upto the 3 thugs

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:12 GMT)

showing some guts....proud of this act

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:11 GMT)

What a brave step by PCB

Posted by TheTrueView on (February 3, 2014, 17:10 GMT)

BBCI, CA and ECB - are right in asking more share, but wrong in asking permanent no-relegating status and leadership role.

Posted by Cricksajjad on (February 3, 2014, 17:07 GMT)

PCB is showing some character other boards should also join them to stop this revamp which will destroy future of cricket

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:03 GMT)

Well done

Posted by Adnan-Ahmed on (February 3, 2014, 17:02 GMT)

Nice to see the PCB stand upm to the bullies.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:01 GMT)

The only board with real interest in Cricket.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 17:01 GMT)

thats good Pakistan Zindabad

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (February 3, 2014, 17:00 GMT)

So that means PCB didn't get the tour they were expecting from the BIG 3. Sad but I hope things work out good for them as cricket needs to get back to Pakistan :/

Posted by   on (February 3, 2014, 16:57 GMT)

well done PCB stand your ground dont bow infront of these ao called big three bullies hopefully SL and SA will stand with you hope when the next time pak meets with one of the big three on the cricket field they teach them a lesson that they will never forget start with india in the asia cup AUS in dubai and probably england in the T20

Posted by US-Cricketer on (February 3, 2014, 16:56 GMT)

Well done PCB. I hope CSA and SLC stay firm too.

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