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Former ICC head blames PCB for Test isolation

Last updated on: July 04, 2010 00:13 IST

Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has blamed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the country's current international isolation.

Pakistan will play all their home internationals on neutral territory for an indefinite period after armed gunmen attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team in Lahore last year.

Mani, a Pakistani who headed the ICC from 2003 to 2006, said the PCB had shown no interest in sending a report to the ICC on the attack.

"The PCB has still not submitted a report on the attack despite several reminders from the ICC," Mani told the Geo Super television channel.

"Unless this report is sent to the ICC, I don't see the ICC or its member countries encouraging or supporting the return of international cricket to Pakistan."

Pakistan will not host any of the 2011 World Cup games scheduled for the Indian sub-continent.

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