ISLAMABAD: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Kumar Modi on Friday said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and six other boards should have unanimously boycotted the Big 3 by organizing matches among themselves to punish their bizarre attitude towards cricketing nations.
Modi, who was the Chairman of the Champions League between 2008 and 2010, said the boycott may had forced the Big three to mend their ways.
The PCB, SLC, CSA, NZC, WICB, Zimbabwe Cricket and the BCB could have turned the tables by showing unity.
“They should have played amongst themselves and they could have made the the `Big Three ineffective,” he told Pakpassion.net.
Talking about the cricketing future for Pakistan, he said look at how the South Africans were treated and Haroon Lorgat in particularly when he tried to stand up to BCCI chief Srinivasan. “Pakistan needs to play with India as they need the money to keep the sports alive,” he said.
Speaking of the Indo-Pak series, Modi said the fans love these contests and they are always played in the right spirit. “After the proposals drafted for the dissection of the ICC by the Big 3 it is clear that countries like Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka will be worse off because they will be getting a smaller piece of the pie than before,” he said.
Commenting on the ECB, BCCI and CA, in particular the anti-competitive non-relegation clause, Modi said it threatens the world game and it was the final nail in the coffin for world cricket. “The mentioned clause ensures the rich get richer and the poor get poorer,” he said.
Talking about the IPL, Modi said he hoped that by now the Pakistani players would be a part of it but it is all politics now.
However Modi criticized the BCCI President N Srinivasan saying Srini is running Indian cricket as his own personal fiefdom. “There is no transparency, there is no democracy.
He makes all the decisions and his cronies are just rubber stamps. No-one is asking `if we do this, is this good for the game? Why? Because they want to all keep their cushy jobs with Srini,” he said.