ISLAMABAD - Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has broken silence over the severe allegations levelled against him.
Sethi has rejected allegations about phone tapping of board officials during his tenure as board’s chief.
Sethi said that the board has been affected by internal rivalries and corruption and people who are spreading such lies are not sincere with the organisation.
“It looks to me that those who were indulging in such activities spread this lie about phones being tapped. What this points to is a tragedy which is that the PCB has been beset with internal rivalries and corruption,” Sethi said while talking to *PakPassion.net*.
“This has eroded the organisation and I have had to fend off such lies and propaganda which has been originating from within the organisation.”
He added: “The facts are that there was a lot of leaking of PCB’s internal affairs due to rivalries inside the establishment and information which was false was being given out to undermine each other. I sent out a note saying, please do not do this and if we find out who is leaking information which is damaging PCB , then we will take action against those persons.”
Sethi — who resigned as PCB chairman soon after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony — also said that the PCB cannot function if the government is not on its side which is why he vacated his position.