Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani has expressed his disappointment that politics and cricket are being mixed at the moment. He was referring to BCCI’s decision to write a letter to the ICC in which they have asked the cricket boards to serve ties with countries supporting terrorism.
“It is unfortunate that politics and cricket are mixing. It is never good for any sport,” Mani told Sportstar.
He also quoted South African Nobel peace prize winner Nelson Mandela to describe India’s call to serve sporting ties with Pakistan.
”Let’s paraphrase what Mr Nelson Mandela had once said, ‘the voice [of sports] is far reaching than any politician’. Sports has its own role to play. Politics has its own issues. The two should not mix,” Mani said.
He refused to comment on the statement of COA chief Vinod Rai.
“I will not comment anything on that. Let the BCCI or the ICC decide anything, then only we can discuss about our plan of action.
“You have to talk to the ICC about that. I won’t comment on what Mr Rai has said. We will discuss our plan of action if we hear anything from the ICC. As of now, there has been no communication.” the PCB chief added.