No discrimination against any non Muslim player in PCB: Chairman

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KARACHI, Jun 15 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman,
Shaharyar Khan Wednesday rejected the perception of any discrimination in PCB.

He made it clear that there was no discrimination against
any non Muslim player in the PCB and referred in this regard the name of former wicket keeper batsman Anil Dalpat, besides many other players from from non Muslim community who were associated with PCB for a long time but never discriminated.

Apart from this, I had personally given favors many times on
various occasions to Right Arm Leg Spinner Danish Kaneria, he assered.

He expressed these views while talking to media during vist to
Ramazan Cricket Festival 2016 organized at Karachi Gymkhana on Wednesday.

Danish Kaneria should not have given such statement of
discrimination as it did especially when he is living outside the home
country, he said.

“We did not impose the ban on Kaneria but he was banned by
England and Wales Cricket Board over his alleged role in spot fixing
in the county cricket,” he said adding being member of ICC, PCB has to
implement the decision.

He should file appeal to ICC and the Board to review the decision
rather than giving such statements against PCB, he added.

Chairman Shaharyar Khan also rejected the claim of KCCA (Karachi City
Cricket Association) for ignoring players from Karachi in England tour and said that he was personally saddened over non selection of Fawad Alam for England squad.

He made it clear that other players did not give fair play during
Boot camp to be eligible for selection for the tour.

Mustaq Ahmed was appointed as Bowling Coach for England Tour as
Azher Mahmood was busy in county cricket.

He further said, “I came here to see the cricket being organized
by Karachi Gymkhana in Karachi and besides clubs here are taking all
efforts to promote cricket at grass root level.”

PCB would go ahead with all clubs and private and government
educational institutions which are also promoting cricket at local
level, he added.

Rejecting the perception of leaving PCB, he said that he was
going to England for spending holidays.