‘Are we servants of India just because they are a world power?’ – Ramiz Raja slams BCCI over Asia Cup 2023 row

Ramiz Raja was lately eliminated as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman. His stint was a controversial a person with New Zealand withdrawing from their tour of Pakistan, in September 2021, just in advance of the tour opener whereas England cricket group also adopted match. Even though Australia arrived and toured and England also adopted go well with, with the Kiwis now in Pakistan for two Exams and 3 ODIs, Crew Pakistan also had a combined run — ending next in Asia Cup and T20 Earth Cup 2022 — ahead of dropping their very first-ever Test sequence on home soil (against England).

Adhering to the England Tests, Ramiz was ousted as the PCB chief. Durnig his tenure, he spoke a whole lot towards Indian cricket and often slammed the Board of Manage for Cricket in India (BCCI). All hell broke unfastened when Asian Cricket Council (ACC) chief and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah confirmed that India is not going to travel to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup and the continental tournament will be held at a neutral location. In reply, Ramiz slammed the BCCI and also went on to declare that Pakistan will not likely journey to India for the ODI Environment Cup, later up coming calendar year, if the Asia Cup is moved out of Pakistan. 

Talking on Duniya Information, the 60-12 months-previous Ramiz has the moment all over again lashed out at the BCCI. He has urged the new administration to not fulfil every and every single demand from customers of the BCCI and demonstrate some leadership, which he promises was apparent during his stint. He said, “A person beneficial from my stint as a chairman was that I supplied management. If you keep in mind, New Zealand experienced still left, and we told them that what you did was unfair. The England crew refused to occur we spoke with them, following which they played 7 T20Is in its place of 5, two excess. The ECB staff members frequented Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium they came to my workplace and apologised. Similarly, Australia also visited.”

“What is management? When Asian Cricket Council has questioned Pakistan to host a tournament and then India suggests they will not likely vacation to Pakistan and change the event to a neutral venue, what ought to be the reaction? Kya hum sab servant rahenge India k, kyunki woh ek world ability hain apne hisab se. Kya hum har cheez unki mante jayenge?” (Are we servants of India just because they are a planet electric power in cricket? Really should we pay attention to every thing they say?),” Ramiz questioned.

The former Pakistan captain even further believes that Pakistan is shifting in the appropriate route and the recent crop of players, and lovers, should really be highly regarded by every person and no a person has a appropriate to go Asia Cup out of the region. Ramiz extra, “The Pakistan cricket staff is experiencing a good run you have a very good enthusiast adhering to you have superstars, so make sure you give your group and enthusiasts the regard they should have. There must be a decision on the make any difference, as the tournament was presented to Pakistan, so how can it be shifted to a neutral venue without having consulting us or the ACC users.”