Political interference has left Pakistan cricket in tatters. At a time when the sword of a permanent ban on Pakistan cricket looms large, this cancerous political interference is showing no sign of abating. The recent plea by the PCB to the ICC to include suspicious players like Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal in the upcoming world cup will not only discourage new players who performed brilliantly against South Africa but also increase the possibility of a ban on Pakistan cricket or a complete boycott by the test playing nations against our team. ALI MUJTABA, Islamabad, December 18.