New Delhi (HS). Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf has created another controversy amid the Pakistan team’s tour to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, starting from October 5.
In a video viral on social media, Zaka was heard talking about players going to the “dushman mulk” (enemy country) for the tournament while he was addressing the media about the PCB’s new contract for players. Were staying. His comment was reportedly targeted at India.
In the viral video, Ashraf said, “We gave these contracts to our players with love and affection. Never in the history of Pakistan have players been given such a huge amount. My aim was to keep the morale of the players high. They go to the enemy country (‘enemy country’) for competitions.”
These comments made by Zaka Ashraf amid the warm welcome given by Pakistan players in India in Hyderabad ahead of the tournament have angered both Indian and Pakistan cricket fans, with many taking to social media to express their views against Zaka’s statements. Have expressed anger. Many Pakistani netizens criticized Zaka’s statement.
Pakistan team will play its first practice match against New Zealand in Hyderabad today. After this, there will be another practice match against Australia on 3 October.
Pakistan will start its World Cup campaign against Netherlands from October 6.
Pakistan team: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Aga, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen. Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.
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