BCCI has nothing to do with PCB and its tour cancellation: BCCI Official.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has once again taken a big blow after the recent Pakistan tour snub from England and New Zealand. The cricket board was anticipating the massive tours, a big success for the people of Pakistan and the cricket board, however, security threats and intelligence reports were all it took for the kiwis and England to withdraw from the tours.
The newly-appointed PCB chief Ramiz Raja along with other Pakistan cricket fraternity has shown their frustration and resentment towards the two visiting teams for the withdrawal. A section of ministers and former cricketers have even targetted the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to manipulate things with other overseas boards and making their active contribution in the tour cancellation.
Refuting all the theories cooked by the PCB, a senior BCCI official has taken a dig at the Pakistan Cricket Board saying, “BCCI have no time to indulge in such activities.”
“We wish Ramiz Raja good luck and hope that Pakistan cricket reaches new heights under him. We want to clear one thing that the BCCI has no role in the cancellation of England and New Zealand tours to Pakistan.”
Ramiz Raja also targeted the Australian cricketers who have been actively participating in the Indian Premier League. According to Raja, the Aussies have changed their natural aggressive nature of playing against India just for the sake of money they earn during the IPL.
“We don’t have time for all this…And also, I don’t know why some ex-Pakistan players are cursing the IPL (Indian Premier League) for no reason? I read somewhere that Raja said that the Aussie players have even changed their DNA for the sake of the money they make by playing in the IPL. He accused Aussies of playing happily against India without their usual aggressive approach.
The BCCI official added that the Indian board understand that PCB is not happy with the tour snub from England and New Zealand and their disappointment is instinctive. However, there is no need to drag the IPL into every matter you face.
“Now from where the IPL came here? What kind of frustration is that? We understand that you are feeling bad but there is no need to drag India everywhere.” said the BCCI official.