No, I don’t agree with you all. Our media is young and immature and they struggle to decide which news to break and which to be “handled with care” . In the race of breaking news, they never realized that they sometime sound so stupid and childish. They are ready to break a news received from any “maja gama” news agency.
The recent cricketing events is a proof of it. Break the news, bark at your players, ask FBR to investigate their tax returns, visit their homes and villas and tell people this is owned by illegal money and get to the conclusions as soon as possible (before any other tv channel does so) . We (TV channels) never bother to investigate the news by ourselves, we rely on other news agencies for that.
I don’t know whether this whole cricket spot and match fixing controversy is a conspiracy or not but I believe that if the team management and the board were strong enough, no body ( ICC or Scotland yard) would have dared to go this far. The board could punish the players ( if found guilty ) by themselves.
PCB is headed by a fully retard, half paralyzed and half blind old Johnny who stammers in front of media and bumbles about as if he is drunk. And the team manager, half blind, almost deaf, who speaks like if he has a balloon in his mouth and he walks on stick. And the other manager, Mr. Shafqat Rana, who reads newspaper all the day while sitting in the gallery and thinks a lot because he has nothing else to do. Oh, and we have a security officer too, wow, a retired colonel, oh almighty we are so safe now, no one could harm us. He sleeps tight so that the players could enjoy themselves in the casinos with girls and gambling all the night and play in the morning. Don’t we have any “not so disabled and old ” person in this country who can head this board. An obvious choice could be Ehsan Mani, but perhaps he has to find a link in the government before he could even think about PCB chairmanship.
Our high-commission in UK is probably more active than the PCB, I would suggest Wajid Sham ul Hassan to take the responsibilities as interim PCB chairman because Ijaz Butt is busy saving his job. None of the players or the board members have had enough courage and ethics to resign by themselves. Go away you old, useless crippled band of brothers , go to hell, and let some fresh blood pump in.
Whatever the case may be, at-least Amir should be saved at all cost. He is young and the most talented bowler cricket has seen in the recent times. He must be saved at all costs. So many players from other counties had had alligentions on them which were proved right later on, but no one dared to life ban the “big guns” of the cricket just because their boards are strong. Look at the Aussies, the pioneers in the match fixing, ICC is their keep. What about the Indian cricketers, perhaps none of them can be spared from match fixing alligations. You can count hundreds of examples, look at Windies, the South Africans and so on and so forth, but none of the big shots were severely penalized.
The boards protect their players’s asses, our board burns them to save themselves.
You can throw away Salman Butt if he is involved as he has never been a match winner. Asif on the other hand, has already had his hands dirty, so PCB can even get rid of him but PCB may slap Amir on his face, kich his ass, fine him heavily but save him.
So, all in all, get rid of the old retired Johnys, pump in some fresh blood, and cricket will be on its feet again.