‘90000 fans came to MCG, what if Pakistan..’, Rameez Raja hits back at BCCI again | asia cup 2023 pcb president ramiz raja statement on bcci ind vs pak match jay shah bcci team india

Sports Desk , Edited By: Roshni Singh , Updated on: 06 Dec 2022, 11:37:45 PM

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Asia Cup 2023: Asia Cup 2023 is to be played in the hosting of Pakistan. The rhetoric about this is not taking the name of ending. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has since said that Team India will not tour Pakistan for the Asia Cup. Since then the President of Pakistan Cricket Board, Ramiz Raja has been furious. Rameez Raja has also said that if Team India does not tour Pakistan for the Asia Cup, then the Pakistan team will not go on an Indian tour for the ODI World Cup next year.

Rameez Raja told BBC Test Match Special, ‘You saw what happened in the World Cup – 90,000 fans came to the MCG. I am a bit disappointed with the ICC. When put to the FIFA president why America is playing Iran, Iran has so many issues regarding women’s rights. So he put forward football and said that it can solve a lot of issues. Through sports, we can be careful of tribal mentality. I think let the bat and the ball do the talking.

Rameez Raja has blamed the BCCI for starting this debate. Raja said, ‘What if the Pakistan government does not allow Pakistanis to travel to India due to security issues. This is a very emotive topic here. The debate was started by the BCCI in a way. We had to answer. Test cricket needs India vs Pakistan.

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Let us tell you that Team India last toured Pakistan in the year 2008. Even after that the Indian team has not gone on a tour of Pakistan. But in the year 2013, Pakistan’s team came on a tour of Pakistan. On this tour, a three-match ODI series and a two-match T20 series were played between the two teams. Where Team India had to face a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Pakistan in ODIs. At the same time, the T20 series was tied at 1-1.

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First Published : 06 Dec 2022, 11:37:45 PM

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