Pakistan Cricket Board chairman has mentioned that he was invited by Board of Management for Cricket in India president to attend the Indian Premier League (IPL) last, however he determined to not attend maintaining the “state of affairs” and “fallout” in thoughts.
“Twice Ganguly has invited me to attend the IPL finals final 12 months and this 12 months and cricketing clever it made sense to go, however then, due to the state of affairs, we had to take a look at the fallout of accepting the invites,” he mentioned, in response to information company PTI
Raja additionally mentioned that whereas Pakistan is eager on enjoying India, the political equation between the neighbours continues to behave as roadblocks.
“I’ve spoken to Sourav (Ganguly) on the sidelines on this and I advised him that presently there are three former cricketers heading their cricket boards and if they can not make a distinction who will?,” Raja mentioned.
Feeling “short-changed”, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has determined to problem the proposed two-and-a-half month expanded window for the Indian Premier League.
PCB chairman Ramiz Raja mentioned that the difficulty might be raised on the subsequent ICC convention.
“There was no announcement or choice as but on the IPL window being elevated. I’ll give my views on this concern on the ICC convention,” Raja mentioned throughout a media convention right here on Friday.
“My level is evident: if there’s any growth in world cricket which means we’re being short-changed, we are going to problem it in a really forceful method and put our level throughout strongly within the ICC,” he mentioned.
The PCB’s choice to formally problem the choice comes weeks after BCCI secretary, Jay Shah, in an unique interview to PTI mentioned that the Indian board might be getting an prolonged window for the IPL within the ICC’s subsequent FTP cycle ranging from 2024 until 2031.
“From the subsequent FTP cycle, IPL may have an official two-and-a-half-month window so that each one the highest worldwide cricketers can take part. We’ve got had discussions with numerous boards in addition to the ICC,” Shah had advised PTI.
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