PCB’s former chairman Khalid Mehmood warned India in opposition to bringing politics into cricket whereas urging the nation’s cricket board to take this matter up with the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) in a repetitive vogue.
Mehmood believed that the PCB ought to display its diplomatic skill by getting groups to tour the nation after the Males in Inexperienced had completed the identical in these occasions of disaster.
“Presently we would get South Africa for a tour. England is on the playing cards as nicely since we’ve got completed a lot for them with our final tour. We is likely to be going once more sooner or later. We should always now display our diplomatic skills. It’s no joke if we’re going to play cricket with coronavirus and all the opposite issues it brings and different groups don’t come right here to play. The outdated excuse of terrorism is not in play. I believe if the PCB can use these circumstances in an sufficient method, then we must always have a standard relation with all different groups,” Mehmood mentioned.
“Aside from India, whose points are primarily based on political issues. The PCB ought to take a robust stance about this as nicely and will increase this matter within the ICC many times that in the event that they [India] wish to pursue politics than they need to say farewell to cricket,” he added.
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The previous chairman additionally questioned the mindset behind making the nation’s greatest batsman Babar Azam the captain of all codecs of the nationwide aspect in a hasty method.
Babar is a world-class batsman and there’s no doubt about it. I at the moment see just one batsman within the aspect. Was it essential to place so many obligations on such an necessary participant? We have now seen that many nations who tried this had to return on their plans. Sachin Tendulkar is an instance. Not many batsmen have performed at his stage within the historical past of cricket. They made him captain and it affected his batting. Than another person needed to take over. Ian Botham is an analogous instance together with many others. I don’t assume the board ought to have taken this determination in such haste however they’d they have been boxed in a nook since Azhar Ali was not getting the job completed,” he mentioned.
“The institutional weak point is kind of evident in these issues. In case your regional and home cricket was up to speed then you definately would have at the least 4 to 5 gamers able to assume the management position,” he added.
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