The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has lashed out at Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) comments claiming India and IPL had a lot to do with the cancellation of New Zealand and England’s tours of Pakistan.
The PCB had to deal with being abandoned by two nations, and the Ramiz Raja-led board could do nothing but muster up statements about India. Although people expressed a lot of sympathy towards the Pakistan fans and cricketers, the board has been quite unprofessional with the way they’ve dealt with the situation.
“We wish Ramiz Raja good luck and hope that Pakistan cricket reaches new heights under him. We want to clear one thing that the BCCI has no role in the cancelation of England and New Zealand tours to Pakistan,” an official from the apex board stated.
I don’t know why some ex-Pakistan players are cursing the IPL – BCCI official
Following the cancellation, people started throwing shade at the best T20 league in the world, the IPL. Ramiz Raja himself made comments claiming that the Australian players have become more subtle towards India because they want to earn money through contracts in the IPL.
“We don’t have time for all this… And also, I don’t know why some ex-Pakistan players are cursing the IPL 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 scathing remarks from the official.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) pulled out of their tour of Pakistan at the eleventh hour after security concerns were reported by their government. Things escalated when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) also abandoned their Men’s and Women’s tour of Pakistan.