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India wants to exclude Pakistan from every sport: Mani

June 25, 2011 20:24 IST

Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has termed India an archrival and accused the neighbouring country of using its financial might to try and exclude Pakistan from every sport.

"India is an archrival of Pakistan which wants to exclude Pakistan from every game, especially in cricket, and to conquer major games of the world by investing money in them," Mani said.

Mani, who has represented the Pakistan Cricket Board in (PCB) the past, also accused BCCI president Shashank Manohar of ignoring players from Pakistan in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).

"Manohar is in no mood to give chance to Pakistan in the IPL in future," he said.

The former ICC boss did not spare the PCB also, saying that no betterment can take place in Pakistan cricket till the current lot of officials were in charge of the Board.

"No team is ready to visit Pakistan, and this situation will continue till the internal situation of Pakistan will not get better," the 65-year-old told Nawa-i-Waqt, a Pakistan based news agency, from London.

Pakistan has not hosted an international cricket team since the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in March 2009 in which six policemen were killed and seven players and officials were injured.

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