Last Update on: October 20th, 2022 at 04:43 pm
Former Pakistani all-rounder Mudassar Nazar criticised the BCCI in response to the entire development and urged the PCB to boycott all cricket matches against India.
Former cricket players on the other side of the border did not take kindly to Jay Shah’s announcement that India would not be travelling to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023 and that the tournament would be moved to a neutral venue the following year.
Mudassar Nazar, a former Pakistan all-rounder, reacted angrily to the entire development by criticising the BCCI and calling on the PCB to boycott all cricket matches against India in the days leading up to their T20 World Cup match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Mudassar, however, thinks that things have reached a crisis point and that the PCB needs to make a strong statement. The best course of action would be to stop all future cricket matches between India and Pakistan.
“Pakistan could not get support from other boards on issues with India because the purpose of other boards is to fill their own pockets. We must now make our own decisions without regard for financial blackmail. I believe we should now refuse to play India at any level,” Mudassar Nazar was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
Jay Shah appears to be constantly overstepping: Mudassar Nazar
Mudassar Nazar singled out Shah and claimed that the ACC secretary had interfered excessively in the recent resignation of Sourav Ganguly as BCCI president. The ACC relationship between India and Pakistan has existed for a very long time, but Mudassar Nazar believes that if current events continue, there may be a negative impact on the relationship.
“Looking at what happened with Ganguly in the recent Indian board elections, it is clear that the BJP is interfering in India’s and the Asian Cricket Council’s affairs.
“Regarding the Asia Cup, ACC President Jay Shah appears to be constantly overstepping. This attitude may turn out to be harmful to the ACC,” the Pakistan legend pointed out.
Since 2012, India and Pakistan have stopped playing bilateral series and have instead only participated in ICC competitions because of the political tensions between the two countries.