RAWALPINDI - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) faced an embarrassing situation when millions of fans were deprived of watching their favourite cricketers on TV screens in the first semi-final of the Faysal Bank Cup here at the Pindi Stadium Wednesday, which compelled the board to transfer Pindi Cricket Stadium Nadeem Ijaz manager to Mirpur Stadium.

Nadeem was supposed to provide TV crew stands at the suitable sights to cover the event, but he failed to do so, which resulted in continuous disturbances and people were deprived of watching the match live on TV. Instead of taking stern action against the manager, who has done such blunders in past too and had already faced two inquiries headed by PCB GM Domestic Cricket Shafiq Ahmed Papa, the cricket board transferred him to Mirpur Stadium which is not less than a joke as he will now destroy the Mirpur Stadium too with his poor administration.

The PCB should have immediately suspended Nadeem and called him to the headquarters in Lahore and after seeking a detailed explanation, should give him the punishment but the board let Nadeem off the hook giving him free hand to carry on making blunders.

Meanwhile, an inside sources have confirmed this scribe that Nadeem had just committed another big blunder, as a panel worth Rs 1.4 million from the main transformer, which distributed electricity in the ground was missing, and the PCB had taken notice of this and an inquiry committee would conduct thorough investigation in this matter.

It also reliably learnt that Nadeem is involved in numerous dubious activities inside the stadium and many complaints were lodged against him, but he managed to get away from punishments in the past too. When contacted PCB Director Domestic Zakir Khan to seek his views in this regard, Zakir refused to comment on the issue and referred him to PCB GM Media Nadeem Sarwar for details.

–Mohsin Ali