The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday sought to distance itself from Shoaib Akhtar’s assertion that his former teammate Danish Kaneria faced discrimination at the hands of fellow players for being a Hindu, saying that the PCB cannot be answerable for the allegation.
“Look both Akhtar and Kaneria are retired players they are not contracted to us. So they can do or say what they want. It is their opinion. And they are making allegations about behaviour of some players not about the entire Pakistan cricket set-up,” a PCB spokesperson said.
“Inzamam-ul-Haq, Rashid Latif, Younis Khan, Muhammad Yousuf, all these guys captained Pakistan when Kaneria was playing. They should respond to the allegations. Why should the board get involved?” he questioned.
Akhtar and Kaneria got the support of former Test players Iqbal Qasim and Mohsin Khan.