'PCB chief Ashraf ultimately responsible for everything 'good or bad' in Pak cricket'
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf should take responsibility for all 'good as well as bad' decisions regarding board affairs, team management and other related problems, according to former PCB chief Khalid Mahmood.
Mahmood said this in response to Ashraf's statement that he does not interfere in matters of the team management and other committees.
"Being the head of the PCB, Zaka Ashraf is fully responsible for what is happening in Pakistan cricket. He cannot absolve himself of what is happening in the board," The Express Tribune quoted Mahmood, as saying.
The debate arose in wake of the Abdul Razzaq controversy after the all-rounder accused captain Mohammad Hafeez of dropping him from the team in for the World Twenty20 semi-final loss against Sri Lanka.
Hafeez had claimed that the team's management had dropped Razzaq.
"These decisions are taken and recommended to him by his 'handpicked' committees. So he should also take the responsibility for the good and bad. Being the head of an institution it is always the head of the department who should take responsibility for all the acts whether good or bad," said Mahmood.
Mahmood had resigned after the Pakistan team, under former skipper Wasim Akram's captaincy, suffered a humiliating defeat against Australia in the final of the 1999 World Cup held in England.