BCCI wants to remove the notion of sidelining PCB - Cricket News Roundup – Part 1 – May 27, 2012
In an effort to restore ties with Pakistan, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has clarified that the reason why PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf was invited to watch the final of the Indian Premier League to be played on Sunday, May 27, was to show the world that India was not against Pakistan and was by no means trying to sideline Pakistan Cricket.
“The invitation is a goodwill gesture from the BCCI telling the world that we’re not against Pakistan or trying to sideline the PCB,” IPL chief Rajiv Shukla told The Express Tribune.
“We’ve also appointed umpires, commentators and coaches from Pakistan in the IPL which shows exactly that. Apart from that, officials from both boards are in constant touch and we share a healthy relationship,” he added.
In the ongoing second Test between hosts England and tourists West Indies, England trail by 111 runs with eight wickets in hand in their first innings. The Poms made a remarkable comeback in the match with the help of skipper, Andrew Strauss, who hammered a resounding knock of 102 runs to leave the Windies flabbergasted.
England ended the day with 259 runs for the loss of two wickets in response to the first innings tally of 370 posted by West Indies.
Skipper Strauss is still unbeaten alongside Kevin Pietersen, who staggered a commendable knock of 72 runs
Paul Marsh, Australian Cricketers Association chief has warned the Australian players to be wary of the consequences of getting in a mess like Luke Pomersbach, who was accused of molestation by a woman in India.
The player was accused by the lady of trying to kiss her, and later beating up her partner, who was hospitalized.
However, she has dropped all charges against the Australian player who was in India playing the IPL.
“I was shocked when these accusations first arose and there has been a lot of talk that Luke was set up. Who knows what the motivation of the accusers was but I hope it serves as a lesson to all of our players,” said Marsh.