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Miandad calls for action against Chris Broad
by Cricketarchive Staff Reporter


Player:BC Broad, Javed Miandad
Event:Sri Lanka in Pakistan 2008/09

DateLine: 7th March 2009

 

Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has sought a ban on ICC match referee Chris Broad for "making fun" of the security arrangements and trying to isolate Pakistan cricket in the wake of Tuesday's terror attack on the Sri Lanka team in Lahore. Miandad, who attended a governing council meeting of the Pakistan Cricket Board to assess the situation arising from the terror attack in Lahore, has urged the Board to lodge a complaint against Broad, who was the match referee for the second Test, with the International Cricket Council.

 

Broad, who was match referee for the ill-fated Lahore Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, drew the ire of the Pakistan cricket authorities when he criticised the security arrangements saying it had left them 'sitting ducks'. Miandad felt Broad had violated the ICC's code of conduct for players and officials by going public with his views and making obnoxious and fabricated remarks about the security arrangements in Pakistan.

 

Former PCB chairman Lt General (retd) Tauqir Zia also criticised Broad's statement and said he should be boycotted by Pakistan wherever it plays international cricket. The council members agreed with Miandad that the PCB should lodge a complaint with the ICC against Broad while also deciding to enhance the life insurance coverage for the players following the terror attack.

 

The governing council was briefed by PCB chairman Butt about the security arrangements put into place for the Sri Lankan team and the probe being carried out after the attack. He told the members that investigations were being carried out by separate agencies to determine if there had been any security lapse.


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