ISLAMABAD The issue of PCBs sorry tale has been bringing a bad name for Pakistan across the world. Interestingly PCB has its own way to handle things. It seems quite strange that all three - Younus Khan, Shoaib Malik and Rana Naved - committed the same crime but two of them were left in the dark and only Shoaib was treated in a special way. The idea of granting pardon to all of them was indeed a face-saving one, but applying it only to a blue-eyed boy of the PCBs high-ups becomes more 'strange when the person himself was not even the most reliable player of the team and has never been an automatic choice for the Test side. He still needs to prove himself in this format of the game. Younus deserved compensation, if it was necessary, as his record speaks about himself. The whole idea of punishment in this way was a complete disgust to the players who are our national heroes, however if they had really done something wrong, their punishment should be exemplary. One wonders why President Zardari, who is also Patron-in-Chief of PCB, is not taking any action against PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt who has destroyed the whole cricket set-up in the country and is solely responsible for all the debacle of the team. The upcoming tour of England is a very difficult one and needs combined effort on part of the team. Englands morale is sky-high as they have just won the World T20 title and earlier have beaten on their own grounds the mighty Australians in the recently concluded Ashes series. They are very tough at home and unluckily this Pakistani side lacks match winner or even a match-saver. Pakistan has a long history of infighting right from Zaheer Abbas to Waqar Yunus. Afridi has not played a single test match since 2006. He has the talent but you cant win big matches unless you utilise all of your channels. Younus and Muhammad Yousuf are the kind of players needed badly in England. PCB should settle its personal differences with these great players in order to save the team from further embarrassment. Rana Naved is playing domestic cricket in UK and can be more than handy in both the Test and ODI series. The time is ripe to adopt a clear policy with zero tolerance against troublemakers. Mr President you will have to show the exit door to Ijaz Butt and his cronies in the best interests of the sports, as any further delay may cause more misery for the players and the fans. Without wasting any further time, PCB affairs must be handed over to an ad hoc committee for a short span of time. PCB should be made answerable to the members of the NA Standing Committee. The fear of accountability will certainly help the things move in the right direction.