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No racial bias in ball-tampering row: Mani

Former ICC President Ehsan Mani does not think that Darell Hair's charge of ball tampering against Pakistan was prompted by a any racial bias.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2006 19:59 IST

Former International Cricket Council President Ehsan Mani does not think that Darell Hair's charge of ball tampering against Pakistan was prompted by a any racial bias.

"I do not see anything racial in what has happened and a split between the Asian countries and the white countries led by England and Australia is not going to happen. There is a very rich cultural diversity in the family of the ICC but people do not make enough allowance for that," Mani was quoted as saying in 'Daily Telegraph'.

"I have been banging on about it for three years. Just because you and I speak English does not mean we think like Englishmen," he said.

Giving another another possible angle to the controversy, Mani said the communication gap between Hair and Inzamam could be one of the reasons of this row.

"Inzamam, for instance, does not speak English very well and there could have been a communication gap between him and Darrell Hair which contributed to Sunday's events."