Akram warns PCB about ODI World Cup itinerary dispute turning into a joke


Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram has criticized the PCB, stating that they have made a mockery of themselves by commenting on the World Cup venues chosen by the ICC and the BCCI. Akram further mentioned that the Babar Azam-led team has no issue with the schedule and urged the PCB to refrain from making further comments, suggesting that any required discussions should be held between the governments of the two countries.

In the past six months, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has repeatedly expressed their reluctance to participate in the upcoming ODI World Cup if India refuses to visit Pakistan for the Asia Cup. However, their stance has changed, and they now demand a change in the venue for the India vs. Pakistan match, scheduled to be held on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

I am all for egos but stop this: Wasim Akram

“I’m all for egos. If you have an ego and understand that what’s happening is wrong, then speak up. But again, move on then. Always plan it, always think if we can do it? Can we finish what we’ve planned to do? If we can’t, then don’t do this. It ends up becoming a cause for laughter. We’re all patriotic for our country. And they will be for their country. No doubt about it. But end of the day, it’s only a game. Governments will speak to each other, that’s their problem,”

Akram said.

“Pakistan players don’t care, they will play where they are scheduled to play. There’s no issue with it. Pakistan will play wherever they are assigned to play. Simple. This unnecessary stress of ‘we won’t play in Ahmedabad’…you ask Pakistani players, they don’t care wherever their schedule comes,”

he further added.

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