Interference by politicians ruining cricket in Pakistan: Boycott
RE The prime reason behind the sorry state of Pakistan cricket is that there are several politicians are at the helm of things who know nothing about cricket, former England great Geoffrey Boycott has said.
Commenting on the recent controversies and turmoil surrounding the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Boycott said there is no dearth of talent in Pakistan, but too much interference from politicians has ruined the game.
Sadly its the nature of the beast. Pakistan as a cricketing nation is steeped in history and has produced some wonderfully gifted cricketers over the years. However, there are far too many politicians who know nothing about the game and are interfering in cricketing affairs, Boycott was quoted by PakPassion.
Look at the recent case of Younus resignation and the match fixing allegations against him. Why dont these people accept that cricketers are humans and that they cant play brilliantly all of the time and win every match, the former England and Yorkshire batsman added.
He also charged former Pakistani players of issuing unnecessary statements against cricketers for fulfilling their own agendas.
There are a number of former players who have their own agendas and are making unnecessary statements out there. Those statements as far as I am concerned are for their own end and dont help the players at all, Boycott said.
When asked that how he felt about the recent match-fixing allegations against former captain Younus Khan, Boycott said it was sad to see a player like Younus being accused of match-fixing.
Younus is an honorable man and just because match fixing has occurred in the past, it doesnt mean that players are into match fixing in the modern day. Younus lives by a moral code and it was wrong that those accusations were made against him, Boycott said.