DUBAI - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has been advised to meet the ICC vice president Sharad Pawar for the hosting rights of the 2011 World Cup. The advice has come from Ehsan Mani, the former ICC president (2003-2006). "I have requested him to meet Sharad Pawar and aware him about the facts and circumstances under which the Board members decided to take away PCB's rights of hosting the World Cup," he told this scribe. "I have also requested him to meet the other board members and try to convince them to overturn the decision before the next Board meeting". Mani has been critical of the recent ICC decision which was mainly influenced by the Indian cricket board and the PCB was not supported by the Asian countries. "Yes, the teams may have refused to play World Cup matches in Pakistan but the decision was taken in haste. The PCB organised World Cup matches could have been held in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Sports City," he said. "It has been said by the Indian cricket board they are not getting permission to play in UAE but the Indian team did come to Abu Dhabi to play. During my time as ICC president, the then CEO Malcolm Speed, Campbell Jameson and myself met the Indian government (foreign ministry and sports minister (late Sunil Dutt) and were told there is no such ban on BCCI to play in UAE". "I shall continue to voice my opinion publicly about injustice done to the nation," he further added. Pawar could not attend the last ICC board meeting due to election campaign. The PCB chief may seek Sharad Pawar's date after the election results in India. The PCB chairman may want Pawar to use all his influence to overturn the decision of the Board members. Pawar is set to be the ICC president when the World Cup is scheduled to be played in 2011.