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    POTW : RedwoodOriginal

    So a lot of hopes have been raised after the election of Ehsan Mani as new Chairman of PCB but his biggest priority as eloquently explained in our chosen POTW, is to remove the culture of mismanagement.

    Congratulations to @RedwoodOriginal


    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    There is this myth among followers Pakistan cricket and many posters on this board that Najam Sethi's tenure was a very beneficial one for Pakistan cricket. While it's important to laud his efforts to bring international cricket back to Pakistan and improve the PSL it's also important to look at how ineffectively he has run the PCB by appointing people who were not only grossly incompetent but have a history of failures. Something that has been a continuation of previously equally inept PCB administrations.

    The first person that comes to mind is Naila Bhatti, the PCB director of marketing. A woman so unqualified for such a high-profile job that her appointment appeared on the PCB audit report, underlined in red. Naila Bhatti's background includes a job as a teacher, followed by a job in a telecom company (from which she was fired) which was followed by a major ascend to PCB's marketing head. And all this is keeping in mind that she doesn't even have an MBA degree.

    There's Haroon Rasheed. Who we all know very well, a man who is a virtual cancer to Pakistan cricket. Currently he is supposed to be director cricket operations but I doubt there is any position from: coach, manager, chief-selector, director international cricket, director NCA that he hasn't held. And the funny thing is that he has been sacked from almost all these positions, yet continues to find a way to return to the PCB and continue doing absolutely nothing.

    Then there's Shakil Sheikh, a corrupt tyrant who has regularly used his connections and power with Rawalpindi and Islamabad cricket association to stay in power. Not only is he dangerously corrupt and incompetent but as president of the Islamabad Cricket Association he is directly to be blamed for the horrendous facilities at the Diamond Cricket Ground. He has even used his influence to get his son selected in the U-19 team.

    And there are various other bigwigs within the organization who are either unqualified, incompetent or just pure failures like Usman Wahala, Shafiq Ahmed and Subhan Ahmed. Yet continue to hold on to their jobs hrough their connections and friendships with Mr. Sethi and other influential people. Even our chief-selector who is paid around 15 lac by the PCB, yet you never see him spotting any talent for the PCB. However, when Lahore Qalanders send him a big paycheck he is willing to travel all the way to Kashmir to spot talent. Is this not a gross conflict of interest?

    For too long the PCB has been run by these incompetent fools who have done nothing but sink Pakistan cricket further down the rabbit-hole financially and structurally. All of these people who claimed to be Sethi loyalists are now fighting to retain their jobs because when you are qualified only to do a Rs 50,000 job, you try your best to hold onto a Rs 3 lac job. With the appointment of Ehsan Mani, there is hope to end this history of mismanagement. Unlike Sethi, Mani has an extensive background in cricket administration and finance. He knows exactly who is and isn't deserving of a certain job. He also isn't stupid enough to fire them all straight-away to force blow-back on himself. Rather, he is taking his time to assess and evaluate which is making these incompetent big-wigs all the more nervous. The funniest news came from a few days ago when Naila Bhatti reportedly prepared a PowerPoint presentation for the PCB to justify her job.

    The really hope is that Mani is successful in making all these structural changes and appointing professionals in these key management positions and sending these others on their way. Only then can be hope for genuine change within our domestic structure and other areas. For more than a decade people have batted an eye to the inefficient running of PCB because they are either unaware of these things or our team dispels the need to look into these things by winning a series or a match. The fact is that these two things are not related and if we need to have any chance of being a top cricketing nation, major structural changes have to be made.
    http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/sh...38#post9887938


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    very good read!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    very good read!
    Thank you.

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    Well deserved POTW.

    I'm glad someone was able to eloquently use their knowledge to debunk this myth concerning Sethi's "accomplishments". His tenure is very much overrated on PP and his critics have been called blind PTI fans which simply isn't the case.

    You're bang on the money when you mentioned even a half competent could have done what he did. So many on here have got gassed over Sethi because we've been accustomed to substandard handling of the PCB.

    Just remember Sethi loyalists will remain Sethi loyalists.
    Last edited by MenInG; 11th September 2018 at 19:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topspin View Post
    Well deserved POTW.

    I'm glad someone was able to eloquently use their knowledge to debunk this myth concerning Sethi's "accomplishments". His tenure is very much overrated on PP and his critics have been called blind PTI fans which simply isn't the case.

    You're bang on the money when you mentioned even a half competent could have done what he did. So many on here have got gassed over Sethi because we've been accustomed to substandard handling of the PCB.

    Just remember Sethi loyalists will remain Sethi loyalists.
    Thank you. Just tried to state what I know as accurately as I could. I think all these problems need to be addressed and I'm glad the PCB has finally started taking some steps to rectify them. It will take some time but atleast its a start.

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    If you cannot say something nice about this poster's effort - suggest you dont say in this thread

    The original thread is there and you can add your comments there.

    A little respect for fellow posters will go a long way.


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    Well earned.

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    Those wishing to comment on the actual post can go to

    http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/sh...38#post9887938


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    Congrats mate. Look forward to your future posts.


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