Cricket: India trying to bankrupt Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka boards, says Ashraf

Says BCCI president refused Pak-India series due to government pressure, team India is losing fans.


February 08, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf on Wednesday said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was trying to bankrupt the cricket boards in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

However, talking to a private news channel, Ashraf said that the PCB was doing well financially.

The PCB chief also spoke about his discussions with BCCI President S Sri Nawason on restoration of Pak-India cricketing ties and how the latter had declined the offer, saying that his government would not allow it. He added that the Indian cricket team was losing fans.

In recent years, team India has faced humiliating defeats, including a test series whitewash in England and Australia.

Earlier Ashraf had said that the national team’s recent resurgence had left arch-rivals India afraid to take them on and is forcing delays in resumption of bilateral ties.

“We’re ready to play against them when their prime minister and board president want the teams to play. Maybe it’s their selectors and team management who are afraid of facing Pakistan,” Ashraf had said.

COMMENTS (31)

fake | 9 years ago | Reply

@IlovePK: Recently England gave Pakistan a bigger whitewash

IlovePK | 9 years ago | Reply

Indians are afraid,if they played us we will gift them a third "WHITEWASH".(with innings defeat)

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