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    Should Wasim Khan resign or be removed as CE of PCB?

    The shambolic postponement of the PSL has arguably made Wasim Khan's position as the Chief Executive of the PCB untenable.

    The lax management of the PSL biosecure bubble by the PCB and allowing franchise team owners to act with wanton impunity and bully the organizers has underscored the weak leadership at the PCB.
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    PCB has successfully hosted hundreds of days of domestic cricket (Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, National T20 tournaments for both 1st and 2nd XIs, plus women's cricket) along with international series vs Zimbabwe and South Africa without any incident, even when cases were spiking domestically. PSL problem has happened because of franchises and their powerful owners


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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiafan View Post
    PSL problem has happened because of franchises and their powerful owners
    That is the whole point, it's a lack of leadership from Wasim Khan and Mani. The behaviour of the owners was a glaring red flag from the beginning, but no measures were taken to offset it.

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    The reputational damage done to PCB is huge.

    In 2020, you could say it happened too quick but this year, they had plenty of time to prepare.


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    Big yes

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    He should resign after this disaster

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    If it means Misbah can be finally sacked then yes please get rid of him however I think Misbah's job is safe as long as IK is PM of Pakistan

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    Wow the PSL got postponed midway?

    Just catching up.


    Have some Sehwag in your life.

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    PSL owners should resign. Nothing is taken seriously in Pakistan, there is no discipline. Life is cheap and thats why the foreign players fly straight out back to places where they actually care about their people.

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    Yes he should. It is yet another feather in the cap of the most incompetent PCB administrator ever.

    He got the job through his sycophancy and by buttering the right people and did the ďI left England to help PakistanĒ drama to get into the good books of the supporters.

    He expected the ex-players and the media to fall for his scam as well which is why he has always been crying about the hostility and criticism that he has received.

    He is looking for a way out anyway unless he gets a pay-rise which he clearly does not deserve. He has been out of his depth since day 1. All talk and no show.

    He needs to be shown the door as soon as possible.

    Besides, dual passport holders shouldnít even be in these executive positions. He doesnít have stakes in Pakistan and if things go south, he will go back to the UK which is his safety blanket and his little insurance policy.

    Same goes for Ehsan Mani who has been sleeping throughout his tenure. He does nothing other than drink tea in his office.

    Time for these UK imports to go back to the UK.

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    Sethi sympathisers are out in force again I see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Yes he should. It is yet another feather in the cap of the most incompetent PCB administrator ever.

    He got the job through his sycophancy and by buttering the right people and did the “I left England to help Pakistan” drama to get into the good books of the supporters.

    He expected the ex-players and the media to fall for his scam as well which is why he has always been crying about the hostility and criticism that he has received.

    He is looking for a way out anyway unless he gets a pay-rise which he clearly does not deserve. He has been out of his depth since day 1. All talk and no show.

    He needs to be shown the door as soon as possible.

    Besides, dual passport holders shouldn’t even be in these executive positions. He doesn’t have stakes in Pakistan and if things go south, he will go back to the UK which is his safety blanket and his little insurance policy.

    Same goes for Ehsan Mani who has been sleeping throughout his tenure. He does nothing other than drink tea in his office.

    Time for these UK imports to go back to the UK.
    I'm pretty sure the non dual nationals broke the bio secure bubble

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat_Track_Bully View Post
    I'm pretty sure the non dual nationals broke the bio secure bubble
    PCB leadership failed with flying colors. They must be held accountable.

    The decision to allow crowds, allow owners and brand ambassadors to mingle with the players when they were not part of the bubble and accommodating players in the same hotels where weddings were taking place etc. are some of the examples of how incompetent the PCB leadership was.

    They left no stone unturned to ensure that the bubble is breached at some point and the players/staff are infected.

    Both Wasim and Mani are clueless with no leadership. Both need to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    PCB leadership failed with flying colors. They must be held accountable.

    The decision to allow crowds, allow owners and brand ambassadors to mingle with the players when they were not part of the bubble and accommodating players in the same hotels where weddings were taking place etc. are some of the examples of how incompetent the PCB leadership was.

    They left no stone unturned to ensure that the bubble is breached at some point and the players/staff are infected.

    Both Wasim and Mani are clueless with no leadership. Both need to go.
    Extremely disappointing by the PCB.

    Incompetent mistakes. Clear cost cutting is present.

    If you want to host a league, be prepared to pay the dues to ensure safety.

    Bringing the vaccine now won't help, because the league has been postponed.

    I'm extremely disappointed with the PCB, they have enough money to make sure that all precautions are met. Franchise owners need to also be put in check, and fined if they cannot meet the requirements. If that does not work, remove the franchise from the competition. PZ with Wahab and Sammy should not have been allowed to come back, and PCB should have told whoever their owner is (Javed Afridi I think) to shut his hole and follow the rules.

    From what I've heard, none of the new cases were from PZ, QG, KK, and MS. It leaves only IU and LQ as the two teams which could have the cases. My guess is someone came in contact with Fawad Ahmed and fudged their COVID-19 test, allowing the virus to spread. Another possibility is a false positive, and this might be true for maybe one or two cases, but it means that either the new cases are the majority of the IU squad, or maybe one new case in LQ. Seems to be pointing towards IU, and if that's the case, that is very poor management by the PCB but also the franchise.

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    I normally disagree with Mamoon but he is spot on here

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    If he is sacked or he resigns, I would not argue with it.

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    yes fire him let the oldies back ...intikhab alam must be around too bring him back whilst we're at it... ask yourselves how is it that when the pcb was solely in charge how is itr that a full domestic seasona nd overseas and Home tours were completed with minor difficulty.... the franchises have a huge part of the blame to share, ******* owners being so arrogant as to threaten to withdraw if players are put into quraantine, shameless bunch - the pcb should have kicked them out at that moment ans that is their biggest failing

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    Wasim Khan was asked whether he or Mani would resign due to this issue

    "First thing we will do now is to investigate this issue but its not the PCB staff who will do that"

    "We will put it to the BoG and instigate the process to see what went wrong, what did we not deliver, where did we not fulfil"

    "When such things happen, every one questions themselves and its a time of reflection but at the moment, we are focused on making sure that all players leave safely and making sure that we limit the damage to Pakistan cricket"

    "This is because the damage is far-reaching and we need to make sure we manage it and control it so that we can rise again like Pakistan cricket has done in the past"

    "Let the investigation happen and the recommendation will come out of that, and then its the decision of the BoG and Chairman to implement"


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Wasim Khan was asked whether he or Mani would resign due to this issue

    "First thing we will do now is to investigate this issue but its not the PCB staff who will do that"

    "We will put it to the BoG and instigate the process to see what went wrong, what did we not deliver, where did we not fulfil"

    "When such things happen, every one questions themselves and its a time of reflection but at the moment, we are focused on making sure that all players leave safely and making sure that we limit the damage to Pakistan cricket"

    "This is because the damage is far-reaching and we need to make sure we manage it and control it so that we can rise again like Pakistan cricket has done in the past"

    "Let the investigation happen and the recommendation will come out of that, and then its the decision of the BoG and Chairman to implement"
    Very well done. Any other Chairman in Pakistan would most likely be the Chairman of the BOG also and not take any blame

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    Add a poll mods/admins...


    Clearly and badly things have been mismanaged at the highest level but having said that I would still have Wasim Khan as CEO rather than the likes of Najam Sethi, Zaka Ashraf, Shehryar Khan, etc. Pakistan successfully hosted Bangladesh, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe, had recently concluded domestic tournaments successfully. Managed to complete last year's PSL.


    Got in talks with Australia and England to start touring Pakistan.

    In addition got its own production for matches, domestically and internationally instead of selling production rights to TV channels. Who would have thought we'd have domestic first-class matches being broadcast as well getting streamed on YouTube. All under Wasim Khan's tenure.


    This is the only the bad decision(and a big bad one) I would put blame on Wasim Khan. But it isn't his responsibility entirely but equally arm-twisting franchise owners and management and players that got to this outcome.


    I, as a Pakistani and as a fan and viewer of Pakistani Cricket, would be gutted if Wasim Khan resigns as of now, can't say what decisions and responsibilities he'll made in future if he stays.


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    Mani is bigger culprit and resign first. This guy is so impact less and timid like scared kitten who likes to hide when problem arise.

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    We were told that Wasim was all set to become ECB chief before he decided to do a favor on Pakistan by gracing us with his presence.

    If that is true, ECB didnít just dodge a bullet; they dodged a rocket.

    This man is incompetent and clueless beyond belief.

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    SHould be removed and replaced by whom? Wasim Khan is not to be blamed for this fiasco. The office bearers of PCB who were overseeing and managing the bubble and franchise owners are accountable.

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    I don't get it. Why didn't PCB give a slap to those idiots who were breaking rules - fine them, kick them out etc.

    Wasim Khan is still excellent and must stay, but certainly some people at PCB should be punished along with franchises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    Mani is bigger culprit and resign first. This guy is so impact less and timid like scared kitten who likes to hide when problem arise.
    the emphasis of blame should be on the arrogance of the franchise owners who have placed themselves above rules and gone in and out of the bubbles that they are meant to be policing ... wasim khan is one man who was not with the players daily and had no ability to ensure protocols were followed 24/7... he is partially to balme for not being stronger with the frachises but with how the league is set up these owners have all the power

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    He shouldn't resign, amongst other reasons I feel like Misbah would be his replacement and we can't have that

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    Us fans never learn.
    When Mickey Arthur, a competent and international quality coach underperformed in the world cup the knives were out and he was sacked. Who replaced him? Someone far worse who has no experience of coaching.

    Now we are in a situation where the first ever CEO of PCB came directly from Leicestershire on merit as he had experience of being CEO and is now being told to resign.
    Guess who's gonna come in his place? I bet itll be an Ijaz Butt type idiot.

    If Wasim Khan is forced to resign because of the incompetence of our franchises then I hope we get someone like Ijaz Butt because that's what we deserve.

    Wasim Khan so far has:
    - restructured domestic cricket which najam sethi never had the guts to do.
    - brought the full PSL in Pakistan
    - brought teams like South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to tour for test series in Pakistan.
    - full domestic season despite covid pandemic.

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    No he shouldn't resign and nor should he be fired

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    We were told that Wasim was all set to become ECB chief before he decided to do a favor on Pakistan by gracing us with his presence.

    If that is true, ECB didn’t just dodge a bullet; they dodged a rocket.

    This man is incompetent and clueless beyond belief.
    Maybe he had a hit on his Instagram?
    A 15 second video that won the hearts of the PCB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnowbasher View Post
    Wasim Khan so far has:
    - restructured domestic cricket which najam sethi never had the guts to do.
    He has only implemented the framework PM Imran handed over to him. He did not come up with any original idea. During Sethiís tenure, the major priority was the formation of PSL and the the invitation of the process of bringing international cricket back to Pakistan.

    The restructuring of domestic cricket was not a top priority. Sethi delivered on the objectives that were handed over to him.

    - brought the full PSL in Pakistan
    Only because PCB under Sethi were able to host a few matches every year which build confidence and allowed Wasim to host the entire PSL from 2020 onwards. He simply found himself at the right place at the right time capitalized on the efforts of Sethi.

    - brought teams like South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to tour for test series in Pakistan.
    Only because PCB under Sethi were able to host a dozen LOIs and PSL matches that restored confidence and convinced players and boards that Pakistan is now safe for cricket.

    Convincing teams to play in 2015-2017 was much harder than it is today because PCB had nothing to fall back on other than verbal assurances. Without these LOI and PSL matches, PCB today not be in a position to host Test matches. Again, Wasim found himself at the right place at the right time.

    - full domestic season despite covid pandemic.
    Not a big deal. The domestic season outside the PSL does not attract a lot of crowd and there are brand ambassadors and other personnel involved. Hosting PSL was the real challenge and PCB failed with flying colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asadee View Post
    I normally disagree with Mamoon but he is spot on here
    Did he put forward someone who would do a more professional job?


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    I know the players and owners were irresponsible, but why did Wasim not implement a proper bio secure environment? When you are at the top, you have a responsibility and the running of the tournament was shambolic.

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    I'm always wary of people across all domains who are all marketing and little substance.

    This Wasim Khan seems like another perfect specimen in that regard.


    Have some Sehwag in your life.

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    Let's wait to see what the investigation reveals.

    Yes PCB has to be held accountable but to me it seems that common sense has not prevailed here and not just Wasim Khan is at fault.



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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyWarsFan View Post
    I don't get it. Why didn't PCB give a slap to those idiots who were breaking rules - fine them, kick them out etc.

    Wasim Khan is still excellent and must stay, but certainly some people at PCB should be punished along with franchises.
    It went downhill once PZ's trio of Javed Afridi, Wahab Riaz and Darren Sammy broke the rules, but were allowed to ignore them.

    If PCB had clamped down hard then, perhaps we wouldn't be in this position now.



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    Did the head of CSA resign after the England tour was cut short? Why does Wasim need to resign? NT20 Cup, Zimbabwe tour, QeA trophy, Pakistan Cup, SA tour, were all held without any major problems. One mistake (that Wasim can't even be held responsible for) doesn't take away from that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    I'm always wary of people across all domains who are all marketing and little substance.

    This Wasim Khan seems like another perfect specimen in that regard.
    Well the hope is that his first class cricketing background together with his education and work experience in the field (all of which gained in England) should stand him in good stead.

    Better then employing corrupt TV personalities or ex players who have both zero education and zero experience in cricket administration.

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    This whole incident makes us a laughing stock. The following should be implemented:

    - Players, officials and staff should be confined to a dedicated hotel just for them and should not be
    available to the public during the running of the PSL.
    - Don't high five on the field as best you can, only do the old elbow bumps same goes for when a match
    finishes.
    - Have all the games now behind closed doors.
    - Ordering takeout should be fine (i seriously don't see an issue with this, when we in the UK are doing the
    same).
    - If you are to leave your room make sure to use hand sanitizer and wear a mask, only stay within the hotel
    other than game day.
    - Ensure there is a sanitizer/mask station at the entrance of the hotel lobby and have several sanitizer
    stations within the hotel.
    - Ensure you have a lift guy who's got on gloves and a mask who will take the players to their respective
    floors, don't have players touch the buttons.
    - If you are to gather for dinner/breakfast then keep 1 table distance between each other and have no more than 3-4 people pair table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    I'm always wary of people across all domains who are all marketing and little substance.

    This Wasim Khan seems like another perfect specimen in that regard.
    There's been plenty of substantive reforms if you bothered to look, the ones endlessly moaning on here follow the same script of their political masters without regard to reality. Now if we assess this objectively - PCB have delivered a full domestic programme and two home series with minimal COVID-related issues.

    However domestic cricket is totally under the auspices of the PCB, whereas PSL involves multiple stakeholders including the franchise owners who seem typical of the Pakistani elite who think SOPs only apply to the common man. PCB deserve blame for indulging them. If it's true Javed Afridi threatened a boycott to avoid quarantine, PCB should've put their foot down not set a bad precedent.

    On other hand, these franchise owners are already running to the media to shovel all the blame on PCB and claim they're as innocent as mother's milk. This investigation will probably find fault with every party from PCB, PSL franchises and players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aloo paratha View Post
    Did the head of CSA resign after the England tour was cut short? Why does Wasim need to resign? NT20 Cup, Zimbabwe tour, QeA trophy, Pakistan Cup, SA tour, were all held without any major problems. One mistake (that Wasim can't even be held responsible for) doesn't take away from that.
    I feel stricter rules should be applied come if they want to play again in May, I find it tough with the series coming up in SA as well as Zimbabwe. My rules again which i would say apply:

    - Players, officials and staff should be confined to a dedicated hotel just for them and should not be
    available to the public during the running of the PSL.
    - Don't high five on the field as best you can, only do the old elbow bumps same goes for when a match
    finishes.
    - Have all the games now behind closed doors.
    - Ordering takeout should be fine (i seriously don't see an issue with this, when we in the UK are doing the
    same).
    - If you are to leave your room make sure to use hand sanitizer and wear a mask, only stay within the hotel
    other than game day.
    - Ensure there is a sanitizer/mask station at the entrance of the hotel lobby and have several sanitizer
    stations within the hotel.
    - Ensure you have a lift guy who's got on gloves and a mask who will take the players to their respective
    floors, don't have players touch the buttons.
    - If you are to gather for dinner/breakfast then keep 1 table distance between each other and have no more than 3-4 people pair table.

    Anybody that breaches the signed off SOP should be kicked out of the tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aloo paratha View Post
    Did the head of CSA resign after the England tour was cut short? Why does Wasim need to resign? NT20 Cup, Zimbabwe tour, QeA trophy, Pakistan Cup, SA tour, were all held without any major problems. One mistake (that Wasim can't even be held responsible for) doesn't take away from that.
    There are a lot of people who were waiting for a slip-up from PCB under Wasim's leadership. They will be pleased about what has happened today and this will give them something to point the finger at Wasim about.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    There are a lot of people who were waiting for a slip-up from PCB under Wasim's leadership. They will be pleased about what has happened today and this will give them something to point the finger at Wasim about.
    Yes and those that do are the corrupt ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    The shambolic postponement of the PSL has arguably made Wasim Khan's position as the Chief Executive of the PCB untenable.

    The lax management of the PSL biosecure bubble by the PCB and allowing franchise team owners to act with wanton impunity and bully the organizers have underscored the weak leadership at the PCB.
    No, Wasim Khan is not responsible. A plan was given to the Franchise owners, and players were asked to stay in a bubble created for their safety. It is the responsibility of the franchise management to secure and follow the plan. Wasim Khan will not resign.
    Last edited by mahmed; 5th March 2021 at 02:35.

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    Absolutely not.

    This is an important time in PSL's history and will let everyone know where the owners stand. If Wasim Khan is fired, this means the owners are running the show and things will get worse in the future.

    The PCB has to put its foot down right now.

    You have to show the owners whose boss and start handing out fines/suspensions based on the evidence that comes in.

    Getting rid of Wasim Khan will simply suggest franchise owners can do as they please and strong-arm the CEO/management team whenever they want.


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    This is a no brainer. He should absolutely stay. This is all a collective failure, and the high handed franchise owners are the real ones to blame.

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    In a country like Pakistan where we have Wadera system, it was just a matter of time before the whole SOP system was gona collapse. I blame the pando players more than anyone else.

    They went to NZ and broke the protocol multiple times and did the same here during PSL. We have all seen how Wahab went up close the spectators and fought with them even after the first breach. You canít teach these idiots anything. Best bet for PCB is to do what BCCI did, hold the PSL in UAE and limit it to players only. No family and no owners allowed.

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    Wasim Khan is also responsible to some extend but ultimate blame goes to Mani, who has been thoroughly incompetent and should resign or be sacked.

    I don't see any better replacement for Wasim Khan and he should stay at his job but final decision should be taken after the report of an independent ( I'm dreaming ) committee's quick investigation and report.

    Western work ethics and concept of accountability is what I love, Wasim grew up in that culture and I'm sure he will take some responsibility too but I can see his failure to control so many corrupt and people with no work ethics working for PSL and PCB.

    PSL clearly brought this shame to Pakistan cricket by trying to save money by not hiring a professional event management company from the West , the only way to handle such a event in pandemic time.

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    What i don't get is cost cutting. Pakistan players stayed in 3 star travelogde in UK.
    Here, why could PCB not book a full hotel of 350 people and enforce full SOP's and bubble of the players.
    PCB is a rich board, and PSL would have brought millions of revenue. So you put some money to protect that investment as well.
    Thoroughly shambolic.

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    I am listening to Noman and Shoaib.. and things they have pointed out are shocking.
    It is a shambolic management by PCB and its medical department.
    As per Shoaib..

    1. Players were getting hair cut in their hotel rooms and those workers were not part of the bio secure bubble.
    2. People using same elevators, six to seven weddings in the same hotel and free for all outsiders allowed in the hotel.
    3. Players breaching bubble, taking selfies.
    4. PCB Medical head giving false information like Virus is airborne(WHO has declared this false) and
    Minimum Quarantine period is 7 days and this is 3 days.

    At the end, Just Imagine of someone or some player ended up In ICU or khair kare ke aisa na ho. someone had died because of COVID.

    This is Criminal Level behaviour, putting lives of people at risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoshiarpurexpress View Post
    I am listening to Noman and Shoaib.. and things they have pointed out are shocking.
    It is a shambolic management by PCB and its medical department.
    As per Shoaib..

    1. Players were getting hair cut in their hotel rooms and those workers were not part of the bio secure bubble.
    2. People using same elevators, six to seven weddings in the same hotel and free for all outsiders allowed in the hotel.
    3. Players breaching bubble, taking selfies.
    4. PCB Medical head giving false information like Virus is airborne(WHO has declared this false) and
    Minimum Quarantine period is 7 days and this is 3 days.

    At the end, Just Imagine of someone or some player ended up In ICU or khair kare ke aisa na ho. someone had died because of COVID.

    This is Criminal Level behaviour, putting lives of people at risk.
    I can imagine exactly this was going on, absolutely this was criminal negligence . I'm glad this is over now. Had some serious health related problem happened, Pakistan cricket would have gone back by ten years one more time.

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    This is probably one of the worst thing that could happen to Pakistan cricket at this point. With international cricket returning to Pakistan, this has the potential to set us back.

    This power culture that has ingrained itself in the Pakistan society is to be blamed for this. When anyone has power/money, they can get any exemption. There should have been strict fines in place to WHOEVER breaks quarantine. Would anyone have cared if Wahab or Sammy were not there? Absolutely no, at least we would have had a good PSL but no they were allowed to flout rules and act as if nothing has happened. If we keep sucking up to the powerful, we might as well just kiss the game goodbye.

    So how do we fix the issue? We are in this age-old situation that we frequently encounter regarding our cricket team, who is the replacement for Wasim Khan if he resigns or is sacked. I know some people prefer the competent + corrupt over incompetent + loyal, however, I prefer the latter. Ever since I have been watching cricket, PCB has been ruled by dinosaurs with no vision, we should never go to that era ever again. Najam sethi is as corrupt as someone can get and he has done what his party usually does: spend 10% and pull out the 90% into their own coffers.

    There is another way to look at this situation, do we want someone else (lets say we find a competent and loyal person) to come in and clean up this mess? I would rather have him clean up this mess and tie any future promotion/ contract based on this. Plus he needs to be given support handle the "powerful" lobby so rules can be implemented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoshiarpurexpress View Post
    What i don't get is cost cutting. Pakistan players stayed in 3 star travelogde in UK.
    Here, why could PCB not book a full hotel of 350 people and enforce full SOP's and bubble of the players.
    PCB is a rich board, and PSL would have brought millions of revenue. So you put some money to protect that investment as well.
    Thoroughly shambolic.
    Exactly, not sure why they would use this terrible strategy for cost cutting -- Karachi has quite a few 4-5 star hotels closer to the stadium as well and they can easily rent out the whole building or part of it. I personally think it was more of laziness and inability to control the few powerful franchise owners + players rather than any thing else.

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    Wasim Khan is a weak leader who takes dictations from the PM

    We have witness his thin skin right from the early days of his tenure because he has been constantly crying and complaining about the hostility and criticism that he has received from the ex-players and the media.

    He was expecting a red carpet welcome and VIP treatment because he holds a UK passport and conned the fans with the “I left England to help Pakistan” drama.

    He has no stakes in the country either. If things go south, he will pack his bags and go back to the UK which is his safety blanket.
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    Wasim Khan is an excellent CEO and well respected around the world. To blame a covid outbreak on an individual is simply stupid and childish.

    PSL 6 was a great success till this unfortunate event. I am sure PSL will continue to be a great success in the future when the world is back to normality.

    All the people who are saying the world has come to an end need to relax and keep things into perspective.

    PSL is the most entertaining T20 league and unless the world loses interest in T20 cricket, PSL is not going anywhere but up. I am fairly certain of that and Wasim Khan has made a positive contribution and will continue to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Wasim Khan is a weak leader who takes dictations from the PM and gets shafted by other stakeholders.

    We have witness his thin skin right from the early days of his tenure because he has been constantly crying and complaining about the hostility and criticism that he has received from the ex-players and the media.

    He was expecting a red carpet welcome and VIP treatment because he holds a UK passport and conned the fans with the “I left England to help Pakistan” drama.

    He has no stakes in the country either. If things go south, he will pack his bags and go back to the UK which is his safety blanket.
    Wasim Khan should work independently without being controlled by IK. He needs to give more power so he can get rid of corrupt people and replaced them with decent ones.
    I don't see any use of Mani except wasting PCB's finance.This guy is not a leader material and just want to be good boy to all those franchises and corrupt formers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Wasim Khan is a weak leader who takes dictations from the PM

    We have witness his thin skin right from the early days of his tenure because he has been constantly crying and complaining about the hostility and criticism that he has received from the ex-players and the media.

    He was expecting a red carpet welcome and VIP treatment because he holds a UK passport and conned the fans with the “I left England to help Pakistan” drama.

    He has no stakes in the country either. If things go south, he will pack his bags and go back to the UK which is his safety blanket.

    You need to come up with something different from this line as its being repeated in every other thread. Try and think a bit more when posting.


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    The million dollar question isn't it, how do you civilize this bunch? 210 millon people and only 3 million people who are 2021 ready. This is going to take a lot of work.

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    No, that would be idiotic!!

    Did any of the other regimes manage to secure TV deals with Sky and Sony India?

    Clearly, they weren't able to because they believed the previous guys in charge were incompetent and rubbish.

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    I'm just wondering whether this could be the straw that breaks the camel's back and he decides not to ask for an extension to his contract.

    He must be thinking, who the hell am I working with.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    I'm just wondering whether this could be the straw that breaks the camel's back and he decides not to ask for an extension to his contract.

    He must be thinking, who the hell am I working with.
    From a personal experience , I can tell you its not easy to work on any project in Pakistan with local work ethics if you're used to work in the west for long.

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    Fuss about nothing. If players test positive, send them home. The rest can carry on playing.

    In England many footballers have tested postive but the game continues.

    Besides they are athletes, they will recover.

    Poor decision to postpone it, too many scared overreating over this pandemic.


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    It's interesting that so far, most of the PCB higher-ups are silent apart from Wasim Khan.

    A few guys who were happy to be in the limelight, be regularly on tv, at the presentation ceremonies etc have now suddenly gone missing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by moghul View Post
    From a personal experience , I can tell you its not easy to work on any project in Pakistan with local work ethics if you're used to work in the west for long.
    Tell me about it

    I've worked on PakPassion long enough



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    pakistanis are not scandinavians and neither is wasim khan a chowkidar. nor does he have a magic-wand that will make the rich and the powerful obey laws in pakistan. pakistani cricketers broke quarantine in nz; there was no way in hell that they would follow rules in apnay watan jahan sub chalta hai. in these difficult and unique times, pcb deserves credit for putting out a very entertaining and good quality event that added zaiqa to our lockdown existence. it was the job of each and every individual associated with psl to ensure that things went without a hitch. in this case the chain really was strongest as its weakest link.

    it is amazing to think that recent s.a. tour went without a hitch. but that tour did not attract vip or awam. when you add them in the mix, the result often is not very palatable. event was creating good vibes about karachi - a city that is a shiqaar of bad press. sind government should have gone out of its way to ensure that karachi leg went smoothly as possible. wasim khan runs a cricket board. he does not have means at his disposal to ensure that bubble rules are followed. sind govt should have stepped up.

    we should not be afraid if wasim khan leaves. we have a great tradition of creating and running world class organizations. our airlines, our railways, our police and our municipal boards are are shining examples of our management ability. our country is filled with able administrators. we do not need the services of carpet bagging foreigners. we want pak cricket to operate like pia or railways. we will show the world.

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    Wasim Khan is probably the best thing that has happened to Pakistan cricket in terms of administration. I don't think anyone else would've brought international teams back to Pakistan, along with hosting the whole PSL tournament in Pakistan. Lets be thankful!

    PSL franchises are to be blamed more for this mess. Should their heads resign?

    Finally Pakistan cricket has a administrative professional in Wasim Khan. Lets not kick him out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burger_uno View Post
    pakistanis are not scandinavians and neither is wasim khan a chowkidar. nor does he have a magic-wand that will make the rich and the powerful obey laws in pakistan. pakistani cricketers broke quarantine in nz; there was no way in hell that they would follow rules in apnay watan jahan sub chalta hai. in these difficult and unique times, pcb deserves credit for putting out a very entertaining and good quality event that added zaiqa to our lockdown existence. it was the job of each and every individual associated with psl to ensure that things went without a hitch. in this case the chain really was strongest as its weakest link.

    it is amazing to think that recent s.a. tour went without a hitch. but that tour did not attract vip or awam. when you add them in the mix, the result often is not very palatable. event was creating good vibes about karachi - a city that is a shiqaar of bad press. sind government should have gone out of its way to ensure that karachi leg went smoothly as possible. wasim khan runs a cricket board. he does not have means at his disposal to ensure that bubble rules are followed. sind govt should have stepped up.

    we should not be afraid if wasim khan leaves. we have a great tradition of creating and running world class organizations. our airlines, our railways, our police and our municipal boards are are shining examples of our management ability. our country is filled with able administrators. we do not need the services of carpet bagging foreigners. we want pak cricket to operate like pia or railways. we will show the world.
    Not sure if this is satire or youíre serious. Youíd like cricket to operate like PIA, the police or the railways? In that case there will definitely be a death during the next tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Wasim Khan is a weak leader who takes dictations from the PM

    We have witness his thin skin right from the early days of his tenure because he has been constantly crying and complaining about the hostility and criticism that he has received from the ex-players and the media.

    He was expecting a red carpet welcome and VIP treatment because he holds a UK passport and conned the fans with the “I left England to help Pakistan” drama.

    He has no stakes in the country either. If things go south, he will pack his bags and go back to the UK which is his safety blanket.
    This is your personal opinion unless WK came out and said he was expecting a red carpet welcome? He hasnít constantly been complaining, he mentioned this in one or two interviews that itís a tough environment to work in, which is the brutal and honest truth. He is still here, and didnít quit at least not yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burger_uno View Post
    pakistanis are not scandinavians and neither is wasim khan a chowkidar. nor does he have a magic-wand that will make the rich and the powerful obey laws in pakistan. pakistani cricketers broke quarantine in nz; there was no way in hell that they would follow rules in apnay watan jahan sub chalta hai. in these difficult and unique times, pcb deserves credit for putting out a very entertaining and good quality event that added zaiqa to our lockdown existence. it was the job of each and every individual associated with psl to ensure that things went without a hitch. in this case the chain really was strongest as its weakest link.

    it is amazing to think that recent s.a. tour went without a hitch. but that tour did not attract vip or awam. when you add them in the mix, the result often is not very palatable. event was creating good vibes about karachi - a city that is a shiqaar of bad press. sind government should have gone out of its way to ensure that karachi leg went smoothly as possible. wasim khan runs a cricket board. he does not have means at his disposal to ensure that bubble rules are followed. sind govt should have stepped up.

    we should not be afraid if wasim khan leaves. we have a great tradition of creating and running world class organizations. our airlines, our railways, our police and our municipal boards are are shining examples of our management ability. our country is filled with able administrators. we do not need the services of carpet bagging foreigners. we want pak cricket to operate like pia or railways. we will show the world.
    Well said. The last part I know is satire, its hilarious how people would think things are different with a Najam Sethi who loves the hula gulla of it all.

    If anyone should be removed, it is the owners who disobeyed the rules. Do it BCCI style. Take the team away without notice. Say sorry, you don't get money back. And tie it up in courts for years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amir View Post
    Well said. The last part I know is satire, its hilarious how people would think things are different with a Najam Sethi who loves the hula gulla of it all.

    If anyone should be removed, it is the owners who disobeyed the rules. Do it BCCI style. Take the team away without notice. Say sorry, you don't get money back. And tie it up in courts for years.
    Who is stopping Wasim Khan to action against the owners? and who did not impose fines and bans on Peshawar Zalmi for breaking the bubble? and who allowed them & succumb to the pressure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burger_uno View Post
    pakistanis are not scandinavians and neither is wasim khan a chowkidar. nor does he have a magic-wand that will make the rich and the powerful obey laws in pakistan. pakistani cricketers broke quarantine in nz; there was no way in hell that they would follow rules in apnay watan jahan sub chalta hai. in these difficult and unique times, pcb deserves credit for putting out a very entertaining and good quality event that added zaiqa to our lockdown existence. it was the job of each and every individual associated with psl to ensure that things went without a hitch. in this case the chain really was strongest as its weakest link.

    it is amazing to think that recent s.a. tour went without a hitch. but that tour did not attract vip or awam. when you add them in the mix, the result often is not very palatable. event was creating good vibes about karachi - a city that is a shiqaar of bad press. sind government should have gone out of its way to ensure that karachi leg went smoothly as possible. wasim khan runs a cricket board. he does not have means at his disposal to ensure that bubble rules are followed. sind govt should have stepped up.

    we should not be afraid if wasim khan leaves. we have a great tradition of creating and running world class organizations. our airlines, our railways, our police and our municipal boards are are shining examples of our management ability. our country is filled with able administrators. we do not need the services of carpet bagging foreigners. we want pak cricket to operate like pia or railways. we will show the world.
    So, pakistanis are not scandinavians and neither is wasim khan a chowkidar but PCB is a such toothless body that they cannot impose bans & fines when someone doesn't follow the rules.

    Why did PCB allow the Peshawar Zalmi player and coach relaxation? Whose fault is it? Is it also awaam fault whom you taunted that do not follow rules? and do you understand the concept of management and administration? You are blaming people but not blaming the management who:

    a. Allowed the players to mingle with brand ambassadors
    b. Did not book a separate hotel for the players and staff
    c. Did not take any action when Peshawar Zalmi player and Coach broke the bubble rule
    d. Who allowed 50% attendance even though did not matter

    All these decisions were taken by the management and they have to take the blame for it. There are no 2 ways about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    PCB leadership failed with flying colors. They must be held accountable.

    The decision to allow crowds, allow owners and brand ambassadors to mingle with the players when they were not part of the bubble and accommodating players in the same hotels where weddings were taking place etc. are some of the examples of how incompetent the PCB leadership was.

    They left no stone unturned to ensure that the bubble is breached at some point and the players/staff are infected.

    Both Wasim and Mani are clueless with no leadership. Both need to go.
    Perfectly said. What the absolute ****?

    The buck stops with the PCB. Absolutely atrocious leadership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amir View Post
    Well said. The last part I know is satire, its hilarious how people would think things are different with a Najam Sethi who loves the hula gulla of it all.

    If anyone should be removed, it is the owners who disobeyed the rules. Do it BCCI style. Take the team away without notice. Say sorry, you don't get money back. And tie it up in courts for years.
    Dude, in the other thread you defended the PCB for not enforcing quarantine on Sammy and Wahab because Javed Afridi would get mad.

    Here you're telling the PCB to dump teams.

    Perhaps the PCB should have enforced strict rules of conduct to begin with and we could have avoided this fiasco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offstump View Post
    This is your personal opinion unless WK came out and said he was expecting a red carpet welcome? He hasn’t constantly been complaining, he mentioned this in one or two interviews that it’s a tough environment to work in, which is the brutal and honest truth. He is still here, and didn’t quit at least not yet.
    Mamoon isn't in touch with how the real world works, certainly some things you can blame but this is collectively everyone's fault and the fact remains you must re-visit the whole site like a proper investigation, take pics and realise where you can do better and then implement those changes.

    I think the biggest issue was the commercial aspect of it with franchise owners making vids with frankly nobodies like the Pawri Girl and then hearing fans high fiving players. Even the press conference in which Wasim delivered the statement no social distancing is being maintained, i mean for peak's sake have some social distancing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    There's been plenty of substantive reforms if you bothered to look, the ones endlessly moaning on here follow the same script of their political masters without regard to reality. Now if we assess this objectively - PCB have delivered a full domestic programme and two home series with minimal COVID-related issues.

    However domestic cricket is totally under the auspices of the PCB, whereas PSL involves multiple stakeholders including the franchise owners who seem typical of the Pakistani elite who think SOPs only apply to the common man. PCB deserve blame for indulging them. If it's true Javed Afridi threatened a boycott to avoid quarantine, PCB should've put their foot down not set a bad precedent.

    On other hand, these franchise owners are already running to the media to shovel all the blame on PCB and claim they're as innocent as mother's milk. This investigation will probably find fault with every party from PCB, PSL franchises and players.
    The franchise owners are obviously spoiled elite. So are the players.

    But at the end of the day, the blame falls ONLY with the PCB.

    When you are in charge of something, you are ultimately responsible. This line of thinking seems to evade our leaders and representatives.

    As I've said, NZC didn't let the Pakistani players or team management 'police themselves'. They were ultimately responsible and acted like it. They used resources to ensure containment of the virus. Otherwise, New Zealand would have been dealing with a pandemic right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedzee View Post
    Wasim Khan is probably the best thing that has happened to Pakistan cricket in terms of administration. I don't think anyone else would've brought international teams back to Pakistan, along with hosting the whole PSL tournament in Pakistan. Lets be thankful!

    PSL franchises are to be blamed more for this mess. Should their heads resign?

    Finally Pakistan cricket has a administrative professional in Wasim Khan. Lets not kick him out.
    Both PSL and international cricket were already back in Pakistan. Wasim Khan did not perform any miracle; he simply found himself at the right place at the right time and capitalized on the efforts of the previous administration.

    The reality is that Wasim Khan would not be able to convince teams to play Test cricket in Pakistan in 2019-20 and host the entire PSL if it wasnít for the incremental steps that PCB took from 2015-2018.

    Convincing teams to play in Pakistan today is much easier than it was 5-6 years ago because players had no confidence in the security arrangements of Pakistan. PCB had nothing to fall back on other than give verbal assurances.

    However, after hosting over a dozen matches in Pakistan over the 2-3 year period, PCB was able to build confidence and restore credibility and that has allowed PCB to be in a position where they can by, 2020-21, reestablish themselves in Pakistan full-time.

    The real challenge was not to build on the momentum; the real challenge was to initiate the process of bringing international cricket back to Pakistan, and Sethi did a wonderful job.

    We would not be here today if it wasnít for the Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, World XI, West Indies and a handful of PSL matches from 2015 to 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoaibbtt View Post
    Mamoon isn't in touch with how the real world works, certainly some things you can blame but this is collectively everyone's fault and the fact remains you must re-visit the whole site like a proper investigation, take pics and realise where you can do better and then implement those changes.

    I think the biggest issue was the commercial aspect of it with franchise owners making vids with frankly nobodies like the Pawri Girl and then hearing fans high fiving players. Even the press conference in which Wasim delivered the statement no social distancing is being maintained, i mean for peak's sake have some social distancing.
    You are the one who is out of touch with reality.

    Here is the reality - no one is taking COVID seriously in Pakistan these days. Yes people are wearing masks, but they are not taking other precautions and live is going on as normal.

    Even the likes of Imran Khan and other politicians in the incumbent government who do lip-service on tv do not really care anymore.

    Few months back, the KP health minister had a massive wedding in his family where COVID spread rapidly and several members of his own family died.

    Not only health ministers but even doctors do not care about SOPs when there is no one to keep a check on them. It is human nature, or should I say Pakistani nature to not follow rules and regulations when there is no one to keep a check.

    You can express your jealously over the overnight success of the “pawry girl” as much as you want, but the reality is that the buck stops with the PCB administration because they failed to make the necessary arrangements to ensure a bubble.

    The bubble did not burst because there was no bubble in the first place. There was no one to keep a check on things.

    - PCB should have made it clear that owners, brand ambassadors and anyone not part of the bubble etc. will not mingle with the players.

    - the players should have been tested more regularly.

    - there was no need of allowing crowds.

    However, PCB was sleeping and only woke up when the inevitable happened.

    You cannot blame the franchise owners, brand ambassadors and others when you fail to take necessary precautions and create an environment where everyone is relaxed about the situation and they are in no position to be held accountable for breaking the rules.

    The blame is being passed around at the moment because PCB did not create a system of checks and balance. The whole thing was so relaxed and careless that PCB now don’t even know where to start.

    And when that happens, it is the failure of the administration. It is PCB and PCB’s fault alone and they must be held accountable.

    You cannot talk about collective failure when the administration goofs up in such spectacular fashion.
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    Firing Wasim Khan won't do anything.

    He is dealing with a third world mindset, a lost herd of sheep that has no idea of it's destiny. Chaos is our order. On our own, we can't form a freaking line while waiting for a public bus.

    Yes, Wasim Khan was part of the team that hired Misbah and Waqar (at the orders of whoever) to save his own job. This is the only mistake he made. Ideally, he should've put his resignation on the table but he didn't.

    I would definitely keep Wasim Khan. He has been instrumental to arrange foreign tours for Pak team. He has good communication skills and can confidently negotiate with other boards while rest of PCB members go into an apologetic tone with a begging bowl, soon as they see a Caucasian counterpart.

    Lessons should be learned here.
    I hope there is a clause in the PSL that protects PCB from law suits for punitive damages.
    I am sure all league owners suffer heavy financial losses. These people only understand the language of a big "danda".

    Wasim Khan and PCB tried their best, but if there is no full cooperation from all parties involved, then no project in the world can go smooth. 100% guaranteed !!
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    Why would Wasim Khan step down because some individuals couldn't follow basic protocols that are now common sense.

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    What i dont get over is that PCB had enough money to put together a flashy opening ceremony for PSL but no money for ensuring complete bio-security bubble they promised to all players?

    Also, why did PCB agree to a 3 day isolation period rule? And if a player was already showing symptoms, why was he further allowed to mingle with his team? Why was the match next day featuring that team not cancelled? Yes, franchise owners need to take a fair share of the blame but PCB was sheerly negligent in managing this - they were trying to sweep everything under the carpet till they were found out. Huge top governance failure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Both PSL and international cricket were already back in Pakistan. Wasim Khan did not perform any miracle; he simply found himself at the right place at the right time and capitalized on the efforts of the previous administration.

    The reality is that Wasim Khan would not be able to convince teams to play Test cricket in Pakistan in 2019-20 and host the entire PSL if it wasn’t for the incremental steps that PCB took from 2015-2018.

    Convincing teams to play in Pakistan today is much easier than it was 5-6 years ago because players had no confidence in the security arrangements of Pakistan. PCB had nothing to fall back on other than give verbal assurances.

    However, after hosting over a dozen matches in Pakistan over the 2-3 year period, PCB was able to build confidence and restore credibility and that has allowed PCB to be in a position where they can by, 2020-21, reestablish themselves in Pakistan full-time.

    The real challenge was not to build on the momentum; the real challenge was to initiate the process of bringing international cricket back to Pakistan, and Sethi did a wonderful job.

    We would not be here today if it wasn’t for the Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, World XI, West Indies and a handful of PSL matches from 2015 to 2018.
    Not denying that such teams were already coming to Pakistan, and also being paid heavily for it. Credit should be given to previous boards of Najam Sethi and Zaka Ashraf. But major teams made their return due to negotiation and leadership skills by Wasim Khan. I am not a fan of all his ideas, but I admit, he gets 100% credit for using his contacts in England to bring English team to Pakistan eventually, and also the SA team. No one takes that credit away from him.
    I have respect for Zaka ashraf too, and najam did good by introducing psl, but he did sell his soul with the whole big 3 fiasco.


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