LAHORE - Pakistan has been at the receiving end of the decisions in the latest ICC meeting Down Under, and it is safe to surmise that more whipping is in store for us. The Champions Trophy, already postponed from 2008 to 2009, has been taken away from us and given India's not-so-opaque zeal to isolate us thoroughly, come 2011 when the World Cup is held in the sub-continent, unlike 1987 and 1996, for the first time we may not be one of the partners - just the participants, that too if the powers that be are benevolent. Another decision that has gone against us is reverting the changed verdict back to its original status on the result of the Oval 2006 Test - from the first forfeit in the game's history to 'abandoned as a draw' to again a forfeit. Pakistan has been through troubled times before, but never was it so friendless in the ICC. Whatever others may have done to undermine us is besides the point, far more damaging is inept handling and pursuit of shortsighted agendas by timeservers at the PCB. A case in point is this latest episode where it is being claimed by many - and unequivocally confirmed by many sources both at the PCB and the ICC - that the PCB's high-flying COO, Salim Altaf actually gave his seal of approval to David Morgan, formerly chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board and presently elevated to the same position in the ICC, on reverting to the original, infamous decision regarding the Oval Test during the CEOs meeting at Cape Town on December 7 to 8. If, and there are solid pointers to its authenticity, this indeed is a case of self-inflicted injury. It is not known whether chairman Ijaz Butt opposed the change during the latest ICC moot or not, but it is a fact that before he embarked on his flight for Perth he knew of Altaf's nod because the ICC chairman in a missive had informed him of his COO's acceding to the reversion. To give Butt grace marks, he was said to have been nonplussed by this development. Whether the ICC's reverting the original Darrel Hair-inspired decision was correct or not [in the Laws of Cricket, the umpires decision is final and binding. Period.], it reflects that in less than a year there has been serious erosion in Pakistan's support in the global body ruling cricket. For the uninitiated, for a resolution to pass in the ICC, it requires support of seven full members - ditto for undoing one. That means that Pakistan a year ago had seven full members - that is Test-playing nations - backing a call to assuage our feeling of a wrong done. And now an exact same number is rubbing us the wrong way. This is something that the current dispensation - and well-wishers of Pakistan cricket - need to contemplate upon, for it portends that many more verdicts unpalatable to us maybe in the works.