While former Pakistan cricketer like Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar have been making comments about an India-Pakistan series and seek help from their neighbours, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ehsan Mani has termed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)as “unrelaible”.
“I am clear if India doesn’t want to play we have to plan without them.”
India last played a bilateral tie with Pakistan before the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks and since then the two teams have been playing each other only in ICC tournaments.
Earlier, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan had faced some backlash when they urged people to make contributions to Shahid Afridi’s foundation.
Shoaib Akhtar had also urged India to help them in a different way. While talking to PTI, Akhtar has said if India can make 10000 ventilators for them, Pakistan would never forget the gesture. “If India can make 10,000 ventilators for us, Pakistan will remember this gesture forever.”
The fast bowler further said that a bilateral tie between the two countries might help to create raise funds in this difficult situation. Though, the right-arm seamer has faced the heat for this statement on social media.
The world has been shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Indian Premier League (IPL) that was earlier scheduled to begin in March-end was postponed till April 14 but the current situation has put dark clouds on this year’s edition.
Though, there has been no official announcement of the cancellation of the cash-rich league. PM Modi on Monday announced that the lockdown in the country would be extended till May 3. The World T20 is also scheduled for this year in Australia but might get shifted due to the same situation in the country.