The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly unhappy with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Anurag Thakur over his comments on India-Pakistan relations and cricketing ties and will seek to censure Thakur when the countries' delegations attend an International Cricket Council (ICC) executive board meeting in Cape Town later this week.
Former chairman of the PCB and current head of the executive committee Najam Sethi along with chief operating office Subhan Ahmed are set to represent Pakistan at the meeting in place of chairman Shaharyar Khan who is currently recuperating from a heart surgery in London.
Thakur had ruled out resumption of cricketing ties between the arch-rivals until Pakistan stops "sponsoring terrorism". Sethi was reportedly miffed at this as the PCB claims to have always kept politics away from cricket.
"Pakistan's stance is simple, first Anurag Thakur must clarify at the ICC meeting whether he gives statements as a politician of the ruling party in India or as president of the BCCI since the ICC constitution discourages politics in cricket," a source told the Press Trust of India.
The Pakistan delegation is set to discuss India's refusal to play them in bilateral tournaments and also call for a review of the "Big Three" revenue model. The Pakistan cricket authorities are unhappy over India taking the lion's share of profits whenever the two countries meet at ICC world events like the One Day International World Cup, the Champions Trophy or the Twenty20 World Cup.
"Pakistan will be pushing for a review of the 'big three' governance formula under which the head of corporate costs India take home nearly 32% of the earnings followed by England and Australia with 18 and 12%, which leaves nothing for other boards," the source reportedly added.