Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) suffered major setbacks when New Zealand and England cancelled their respective tours. The Kiwis cited security as a reason whereas England were concerned about the mental well-being of the players. The cancellation has impacted Pakistan financially and the new PCB chairman slammed the two nations for abandoning the matches.
However, some of the political figures in Pakistan blamed India for the cancellations of tours. They even dragged the name of the BCCI.
To this, a senior BCCI official told IANS that Pakistan has an old habit of taking India’s name without any proof.
“We wish Ramiz Raja good luck…Pakistan cricket reaches new heights under him. We want to clear one thing that the BCCI has no role in the cancellation of England and New Zealand tours to Pakistan.”
“We don’t have time for all this…And also, I don’t know why some ex-Pakistan players are cursing the IPL (Indian Premier League) for no reason? I read somewhere that Raja said that the Aussie players have even changed their DNA for the sake of the money they make by playing in the IPL. He accused Aussies of playing happily against India without their usual aggressive approach.
“Now from where the IPL came here? What kind of frustration is that? We understand that you are feeling bad but there is no need to drag India everywhere,” the official added.