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PCB complaints against NZ beer ad

The Pakistan Cricket Board has called a beer advertisement in New Zealand unethical and disrespectful for making fun of the match-fixing scandal that Pakistani players were embroiled in last year.

cricket Updated: Sep 05, 2011 16:40 IST

The Pakistan Cricket Board has called a beer advertisement in New Zealand unethical and disrespectful for making fun of the match-fixing scandal that Pakistani players were embroiled in last year.

In a statement issued on Monday, the PCB accused the Moa Brewing Co. of being "insensitive to the feelings of the Pakistani nation."

The company's ad features a statement signed by Kiwi allrounder Daryl Tuffey that reads: "Pakistanis love cricket and they love making money. Sometimes they combine the two with a good old Pakistani Match Fix so that the Black Caps get to win a game."

The PCB said it has been told the campaign has since been withdrawn.

Three Pakistani cricketers are banned for bowling deliberate no-balls in a test match in England last year.