LAHORE The Pakistan Cricket Board has started working on the guidelines given by the International Cricket Council in its recent executive board meeting in Dubai. The ICC earlier this month issued strict warning to the PCB to improve its governance and implement a series of measures within 30 days and get a nod of approval from the Pakistan Task Force or face sanctions. Interestingly, the PCB was already using its National Cricket Academy for improving the manners and skills of the selected players and it has now intensified its efforts to follow the ICC instructions. However, despite following the ICC-directed path, PCB chairman Ijaz Butt is likely to receive a fresh list of directions from the global governing body of the game and will also be asked to apprise them of the progress made by the PCB on their latest directions. It has been learnt that PCB chairman and the ICC officials will be holding a teleconference on Saturday. Reports coming from the board said that the ICC wants to know the measures the PCB has taken to revamp its structure and improve in its governance. They would like to know how much progress the PCB has made on the recommendations. An official of the board stated that the guidelines the PCB is following are the same that are given to all member boards. Butt will be asked about the steps taken by the PCB to enforce the recommendations made by the ICC board which is not willing to give much leeway to the Chairman now, the official said. However, PCBs legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi disagreed over the same, saying, There was no mention of sanctions, instead, they were the guidelines suggested by the ICC and we will be mirroring it in our domestic cricket structure. He said that the ICC understands the importance of the PCB in the cricket world. But people in the federal capital believe that the ICCs step would be enough to trigger the sacking of the PCB chief. However, the code of conduct introduced by the PCB and its implementation from the coming domestic season would clear the air. The ICC board means business and during the teleconference, the task committee formed to look into Pakistan cricket affairs will find out from Butt about the steps being taken by him to improve governance plus the recent successful holding of the national T20 championship in Lahore that attracted big crowds, a board official added. Now it is up to the PCB after introducing steps at the domestic level, how it would deal with the boards of Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa, who want the ICC to be tough with the Pakistan cricket for its officials outspoken attitude. Though India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and West Indies did not support Pakistan, they even did not press for any step like the other four has did. Yousuf may miss SA series Pakistan star batsman Mohammad Yousuf may miss the South Series as he strained his hamstring on Wednesday in the training camp in progress here at the Gaddafi Stadium. Pakistan coach Waqar Younis informed that the player would be okay in three days time but for the moment he has been asked to rest. Yousuf recently not only captained his team Lahore Lions to National T20 Cup title, but also won the best fielder award in the tournament. Younis said that remaining players were fine and training hard in the camp. Our priority in the camp is to focus on improving our fielding which has not been up to required standards in recent series, Younis said. The former skipper said that he was disappointed by Pakistan catching and overall fielding in the recent series in England. Catching really let us down and what is disappointing for me is that I saw the same poor fielding with a few exceptions here in the National T20 Cup, he said. To beat a well-drilled outfit like South Africa, the fielding and catching has to be 100 per cent, he said. Younis said fielding could only improve in the national team when a lot of attention and detail was paid to it in domestic cricket. Unfortunately, fielding is not given the priority it deserves in domestic cricket, he added. Pakistan manager Intikhab Alam said that since Pakistan would be playing a home series against South Africa in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the pitches for the matches especially for the Test matches were being prepared under the guidance of the PCB curators. Our curators are giving guidelines for the preparation of pitches but the main work is being done by the local curators, he added. He did not elaborate whether Pakistan wanted spinning tracks for South Africa as they had included three specialist spinners in their Test squad including Danish Kaneria, Abdul Rehman and Saeed Ajmal.