LAHORE Former coach Richard Pybus says Pakistan cricket officialdom is ridden with nepotism and sycophancy while the team is always faction ridden and the only way to pull that country out of the rut is to appoint professional and accountable administrators. With every regime change, they appoint different people the chairman of the Board brings in his cronies. Cricket is the number one sport, it holds huge status in peoples minds, and they want to be involved in it, Pybus was quoted as saying in The Star. So in the end, you have nepotism and sycophancy, and players end up operating at the behest of whatever regime comes in, he said in the wake of 'spot-fixing scandal that has rocked world cricket. There are some professional administrators who do good work, but they are at the mercy of the people above them. They are like corks on the sea. The cronies are not experienced at working in professional sport, Pybus said. Commenting on the Pakistan side that he was in charge during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, Pybus said they could not get past the first round because the players were not behind fast bowler Waqar Younis. There were a lot of issues behind the scenes. There were lots of groups within the squad. Maybe there were 11 players, but they were never a team. A lot of players had accumulated too much baggage over the years and the tournament turned out to be the end of the road for a few players, said Pybus. After Pakistans disappointing show in South Africa, Pybus supported the captaincy claims of Younis Khan, who eventually got the opportunity to lead the team last year before being banned by the PCB only to lift it later. Khan is a straight guy, and if there were any shenanigans going on, he wouldnt tolerate that, Pybus said. The two biggest challenges facing is to get the team play together as a unit and employing professional administrators who are accountable, he added. PCB run by incompetent people: Qayyum Lahore High Courts former judge Justice (retf) Malik Mohammad Qayyum, who had conducted an inquiry into the match-fixing scandal in Pakistan a decade ago, blamed the Pakistan Cricket Board for the current fiasco. He also termed the Pakistan Cricket Board officials 'incompetent. There are some incompetent people in PCB. Im disappointed, the retired Lahore high court judge was quoted by an Daily News and Analysis. He said he had suggested many measures to prevent the recurrence of these things. I had suggested many things in my report as to how to prevent such things. If they had implemented those measures, this situation may not have arisen. I hold the PCB entirely responsible for this. The 65-year-old judge said where the Pakistan board failed was in educating the players on the dangers of involving in such activities. Look at Mohammad Aamer. He has fallen prey to the lure of money. He was not educated enough, counselled enough. He should have been properly guided, he said and went on to add: The PCB management is very weak. The selectors say something and the chairman says something else. The security officer of the PCB should have prevented this. The PCBs incompetence adds to the problems. He felt the cause of the problem is greed and it runs across the world and is not confined to Pakistani players alone. The cause of this corruption is greed. This is common with all things involved in the world and not just confined to Pakistan. There were reports that the Oval Test was fixed. That means the English team is also involved. Why no inquiry has been conducted? he asks. Qayyum sees an international bias against Pakistan. The world seems to be biased against Pakistan cricketers. Pakistan is one small country and the international cricketers have stopped coming here. The PCB is not as influential as the Indian board is. It does not have influence. And compounding the problems is the incompetence of the PCB management, he added.