15 Oct 2010

Former captain Imran wants revamp of Pakistan cricket

9:54 am on 15 October 2010

Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan has called for an overhaul of the country's cricket set-up after the sport's governing body warned the Pakistan Cricket Board to improve its governance and enforce anti-corruption measures.

The cricketer-turned-politician said after the International Cricket Council's warning that Pakistan's players have for years now been linked to corruption and the PCB itself should have taken action against the players instead of waiting for the ICC to step in.

The ICC suspended Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and pace bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif after a Sunday newspaper claimed they had been bribed to do spot fixing during the fourth test against England at Lords in August.

The three players have denied any wrongdoing.