BCCI attempting to ruin Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh cricket boards

Pakistan Cricket Board chief Zaka Ashraf feels that the BCCI seems least interested in restoring bilateral cricket ties Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Islamabad: Feb 9, 2012

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has blamed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of having malicious intent of ruining the cricket boards of neighbouring countries.

Ashraf, however, said that that the PCB, however, was in a financially sound.

The PCB chief also feels that the BCCI seems least interested in restoring bilateral cricket ties. Ashraf was quoted by The Express Tribune as saying that his proposition of restoring India-Pakistan cricket was rejected by his Indian counterpart N Srinivasan.

Ashraf said, “We re ready to play against them when their prime minister and board president want the teams to play. Maybe it s their selectors and team management who are afraid of facing Pakistan.”

Earlier, the PCB chief had mocked the BCCI saying they are unwilling to arrange bilateral series owing to the bad fom of the Indian team.

Frustrated with the continuing deadlock over Indo-Pak cricket ties, Ashraf had claimed that India is not keen on a revival as the BCCI fears its out-of-form team would struggle against Pakistan.

Ashraf told Geo News in Dubai that he believed that the India are nervous because of the way Pakistan was playing in the ongoing Test series against England.

“If you see our team is doing very well and it has beaten England. The players are charged up and their morale is very high. In contrast everyone knows how the Indian team has been performing in Australia,” the PCB chief said.