<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Waqar Younis: Pakistan cricket will suffer if administartion does not stabilise soon" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121207215306.jpg" title="Waqar Younis: Pakistan cricket will suffer if administartion does not stabilise soon" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Waqar Younis feels Pakistan has enough talent, but poor management is destroying everything © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Dubai: Oct 25, 2013</strong> <br /> <br /> Legendary fast bowler <a href="/tags/Waqar-Younis/post" target="_blank">Waqar Younis </a>on Friday called for an end to the turmoil which has pitted the Pakistan cricket administration against the courts, saying it was damaging the game.<br /> <br /> The Islamabad High Court this week ordered elections to be held for the chairmanship of the <a href="/tags/PCB/post" target="_blank">Pakistan Cricket Board</a> (PCB) by November 2, the latest twist in a saga that began in May when the same court suspended the board's then-chief, Zaka Ashraf, following complaints about his election.<br /> <br /> "I sincerely and seriously fear for Pakistan cricket," Waqar told AFP.<br /> <br /> "When I hear about the ongoing tussle and negative stories about our cricket, my heart goes out as the game is madly followed by millions in Pakistan."<br /> <br /> Earlier this month Prime Minister <a href="/tags/Nawaz-Sharif/post" target="_blank">Nawaz Sharif</a> took over as PCB patron and set up in "interim management committee" to try to set the game's affairs in order.<br /> <br /> The committee wanted to delay the election of a new PCB chairman to allow some member associations to sort out legal issues, but this week's court ruling scuppered that plan.<br /> <br /> Veteran journalist <a href="/tags/Najam-Sethi/post" target="_blank">Najam Sethi</a> was named interim PCB chairman in June, but a month later the Islamabad court curtailed his powers and ordered elections.<br /> <br /> Waqar said it was frustrating to see the courts interfere in cricket.<br /> <br /> "I am deeply disappointed by that, but it's because of poor administration that courts had to take matters into their hands," said Waqar, who took 373 wickets in 87 Tests for Pakistan.<br /> <br /> "If we do not make our cricket administration stable, accurate and proficient, then I fear cricket will suffer badly. I wish the government would leave it to technocrats to run the game and there should be no meddling."<br /> <br /> The <a href="/tags/ICC/post" target="_blank">International Cricket Council</a> (ICC) has been taking steps to end the political interference that has long dogged the game in certain countries.<br /> <br /> It was at the governing body's insistence that the PCB ended the traditional practice in which the Pakistani president appointed the board chairman, replacing it with an election process.<br /> <br /> "We have enormous talent but through our bad administration we are spoiling everything," said Waqar.<br /> <br /> "We are not having 'A' team tours, we are not concentrating on Under-19 and the blame goes to poor administration."<br /> <br /> Waqar suggested former ICC president <a href="/tags/Ehsan-Mani/post" target="_blank">Ehsan Mani</a> to head the PCB.<br /> <br /> "I think Mani has the experience to lead Pakistan cricket into prosperity," said Waqar.<br /> <br /> "I sincerely hope that the government let cricket run as an autonmous body, like it has always been and not take cricket under any sports board."