BCCI creating player-board rift, alleges Yousuf
Senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf has accused the Indian cricket board of creating a player-versus-board rift in Pakistan and lambasted PCB for allegedly towing BCCI line.Updated: Feb 14, 2009 08:56 IST
Senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf has accused the Indian cricket board of creating a player-versus-board rift in Pakistan and lambasted PCB for allegedly towing BCCI line.
Yousuf claimed the the BCCI was strengthening its own base and team by creating a situation where the PCB was up in arms against its own players.
“I think it is time our board stopped towing the line of the Indians as far as allowing its players who are signed up with the Indian Cricket League to play for the national team is concerned,” Yousuf told “The Express” newspaper in an interview.
“There is no need for our board to come under pressure from the Indian board. The PCB must take decisions keeping in mind its own national interest,” he said.
Yousuf, who is banned from international cricket because of his links with the rebel Indian Cricket League, said he had no doubt that BCCI was trying to pit the Pakistani players and board against each other.
Critising PCB’s unflinching support to BCCI, he said, “Even when India was not playing against us did Pakistan cricket die? We survived very well. We will not die of hunger if India does not support us or does not play against us.”
First Published: Feb 14, 2009 08:53 IST