Imran Khan, a former captain, has responded to the current dispute between Pakistan and India over the Asia Cup and ODI World Cup 2023 venues.
The former Prime Minister expressed his disappointment to the media about India’s attempt to exclude Pakistan from cricket due to political differences.
According to Imran Khan, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) exhibits a great deal of arrogance by choosing to play cricket in their own way and excluding other teams Imran Khan Criticizes India for Politicizing Cricket.
The captain of the team that won the World Cup in 1992 went on to say that the BCCI has grown to the point where they almost dictate terms because they can raise more money than any other nation.
The legendary cricketer made the observation that, with the exception of Pakistani cricketers, allowing players from other nations to participate in the IPL smacks of arrogance and injustice.
“In addition, Pakistan now has a very good super league, and players from other countries come to Pakistan. “I think if India does not allow Pakistan players then so be it,” Imran Khan added.
The former all-rounder went on to say that Pakistan has always produced outstanding talent in all sports and should not be subject to the Indian government’s strategies.
It is important to note that since the BCCI refused to send the Men in Blue to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023, the cricketing relationships between the neighboring nations have been tense.
Officials from the PCB and BCCI agreed at a recent meeting in Dubai that Pakistan will host the Asia Cup, while India will play their matches at a neutral location.
A few days later, it was reported that PCB was working on a new strategy for the upcoming big event in India, where Pakistan would play its matches at a neutral venue.