Pakistan cricket team on right track: Alam

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 15:42 PM IST

Karachi: Despite Pakistan being under the scanner over the spot-fixing scandal, team manager Intikhab Alam feels the team is on the right track.

“We are on the right track,” The News quoted Intikhab, as saying. “We have already taken several steps to enforce anti-corruption measures according to the International Cricket Council (ICC) guidelines and I’m confident that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will be able to carry it within the given timeframe,” he added.

The ICC had earlier this month issued the PCB a month’s deadline to put its house in order or face sanctions, including a possible suspension from the international cricket arena.

However, critics fear the board, which has agreed to implement a special eight-point anti-corruption initiative, might not be able to deliver in time.

“The message (to the players) is loud and clear. Enough is enough and the players should abide by the code of conduct,” said Alam, who was recently appointed as the team’s manager.

He said the players were briefed about the anti-corruption drives being enforced by the PCB. “We have spelt it out. The players will get everything in writing also. If something fishy happens next time, there won’t be any room left for them to escape,” Alam added.

ANI