Hours after the postponement of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL), former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar fumed over the “incompetency” of the nation’s cricket board and likewise requested Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to look into the matter.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday indefinitely postponed the continuing season of PSL after three new constructive circumstances of Covid-19 emerged.
Lashing out at PCB’s medical panel and the present PCB chairman Ehsan Mani, Akhtar stated: “It’s time for blame-game. However you need to admit that this the accountability of the medical panel and the bio-secure bubble ought to have been correctly maintained. There must be strict inquiry in opposition to the medical panel… The medical panel shouldn’t be spared.”
“The medical panel must be punished and I request the upper authorities as a result of they performed with the lives of the folks… All of the blame has been placed on Wasim Khan and he has been requested to face every thing. Who has introduced Wasim Khan? Ehsan Mani (introduced him). The place is Mani Sahab? Is that this the accountability of Wasim Khan to reply right here? Ehsan Mani ought to give the reply,” he added.
PCB stated that the choice was made after seven circumstances had been reported within the competitors, which had began on February 20.
Akhtar stated that PCB CEO Wasim Khan is the one particular person within the board who needs to assist Pakistan cricket. “Nobody ought to have a doubt about PCB`s incompetence. Solely Wasim Khan is logical and he’s the one one who needs to assist Pakistan cricket… Now could be it the accountability of Wasim Khan to take care of the medical panel. Earlier additionally I requested Wasim Khan to alter the medical panel in order that such a scenario doesn’t occur,” he stated.
Additionally, Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz and coach Daren Sammy had breached the Covid-19 protocols final month. Nevertheless, the PCB had allowed the duo to hitch the aspect after testing damaging for the coronavirus.
Requesting increased authorities to look into the matter, Akhtar stated PCB performed with the lives of the folks. “Aren`t you (PCB) that sensible to ebook a whole lodge. Individuals are getting married there, getting haircuts. Daren Sammy getting out. I fail to know, why would you (Javed Afridi) breach the bio-secure bubble. I’m asking the identical query to Wahab Riaz,” Akhtar stated.
“You (PCB) performed with the lives of the folks and on the identical time you performed with the repute of the nation… The place is the Chairman of PCB, he must be answerable. I request the upper authorities and to the honourable courts to take an excellent have a look at this matter… The place is Mani? Come to the entrance and reply. You’ve got broken Pakistan’s repute by ruining PSL. I’m asking the upper authorities and the Prime Minister, sir look into this matter. That is an insult to Pakistan and Pakistan cricket,” he added.
Citing an incident when he used to play, Akhtar stated: “PSL model received destroyed once more simply due to the incompetence. And the one’s who don’t even know the right way to write a prescription or see X-rays are PCB`s medical doctors. I’ve witnessed this once I used to play, they (PCB medical doctors) didn’t know the right way to see X-rays. Nothing has modified to this point.”
– with ANI inputs