'Top PCB officials have no knowledge about sports management'

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Lahore, July 4 (ANI): Criticizing the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for its unprofessional way of handling cricket issues in the country, former Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) director general Zakir Hussain Syed has said PCB officials have no knowledge about sports management.

"Cricket affairs in Pakistan continue to be very poorly managed, and at times, one gets the impression that people at the helm of affairs have no clue about sports management concepts," The Daily Times quoted Syed, as saying.

Syed lambasted PCB chief Ijaz Butt for his mismanagement of the board.

Referring to the sudden removal of coach Geoff Lawson from the post, Syed said the dismissal was not only needless, but also a waste of the board's money.

Commenting on the terror attack on the visiting Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore in March, Syed blamed the PCB for it and called it an 'unprecedented disaster' for Pakistan cricket.

Syed said it was due to Butt's lack of understanding of priorities that Pakistan failed to garner the support of countries such as India,Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on critical issues like the hosting rights for the 2011 World Cup.

He urged the big names of Pakistan cricket like Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja to help restore the maligned image of Pakistan cricket. (ANI)

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