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Pakistan PM Imran not interfering in cricket affairs: Mani

KARACHI: PCB chairman Ehsan Mani has rejected the influence that Prime Minister Imran Khan, who had led the country to 1992 World Cup triumph, is interfering in cricket affairs.

"He doesn't interfere at all. But he has made it clear that he wants to see a cricket system in Pakistan free of politicisation and an internal structure which is based on quality rather than quantity," Mani stated in Lahore.

Imran, in his place as patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), nominated Mani for the position of PCB chairman after Najam Sethi resigned final year.

Mani admitted that the PCB was once an excessively politicised establishment and time was once required to modify the culture and working within the board.

"The task given to me is to make our domestic structure a quality one and to streamline things in the board to such an extent that it becomes an exemplary institution and is second to none among the boards of the world."

Mani additionally sought to dispel the influence that because of drive from Imran, the PCB would finish the role of departments in home cricket in its new construction.

"We are not finishing departments as they have a role to play in Pakistan cricket but we are trying to improve our domestic set-up," he added.

Mani stated Imran wanted to peer Pakistan turn into a consistent winning facet whose cricket system was once taken for instance via other Boards.

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