Former Fast Bowler Wants to Run Cricket in Pakistan Like Ganguly & Smith

Former Pakistan fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has taken a dig at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not using him to run cricket in the country.

Slamming the cricket board, the Rawalpindi Express said that while other countries are using their experienced players to run cricketing operations, the opposite is happening in Pakistan.


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The former speedster quoted the example of India and South Africa, where cricketers like Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Graeme Smith, and March Boucher are running cricket.

Ganguly is BCCI president, Dravid is heading the cricket academy. Graeme Smith heads CSA & Mark Boucher is head coach, but the opposite is happening in Pakistan. They’ve not used me, my job was not to sit on TV, they should’ve allowed me to run cricket.

Shoaib Akhtar is often seen as an analyst in TV shows and has also worked as a commentator and analyst in India.

For those who don’t know, Sourav Ganguly is the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) while Rahul Dravid is the head of the National Cricket Academy.


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Similarly in South Africa, Mark Boucher is the national head coach while Graeme Smith is Cricket South Africa’s Director of Cricket.

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