Pakistan Cricket Interim CEO Najam Sethi Says Sport At Its Lowest Point
Pakistan cricket "has reached its lowest point due to a string of scandals involving players cheating," teams not touring the country and court cases, according to REUTERS. Pakistan Cricket Board interim CEO Najam Sethi said, "The way I see it Pakistan cricket is at the lowest ebb, we are not winning, our cricketers and umpires are embroiled in cheating scandals, teams don't want to tour Pakistan because of security issues, things were never this bad." Sethi, a journalist and political analyst, "was appointed by the government to head the PCB last month." Sethi said that Pakistan cricket "needed to take radical steps to avert a crisis." Sethi said, "I am going to address all these issues first and foremost the team needs to start doing well again and we need to clean up our cricket as we have been embarrassed enough" (REUTERS, 7/3).