Muhammad Asif Khan
KARACHI: Reacting to the latest development in Mumbai, the president of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Zaheer Abbas has feared that if the situation persisted then the participation of Pakistan cricketers in the upcoming World T20 Cup could get jeopardised. “Pakistan and India cricket authorities must work it out otherwise, I fear the Pakistan players could also refuse to tour India for the upcoming World T20 cup, citing security concerns”, said Zaheer Abbas while talking to this correspondent for News One TV.
Earlier on Monday, a bunch of protesters chanted slogans against the visiting PCB chairman Sheharyar at the BCCI office in Mumbai, where he was present on the invitation of his Indian counterpart to talk on bilateral cricket series.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) says the BCCI should honour the MoU, signed last year, according to which both the countries will play number of home and away series in the coming years. On the other hand the BCCI is of the view that the fate of bilateral cricket was dependent on their government’s nod.
On the latest threats to the elite-panel umpire, Aleem Dar, the ICC president said the matter will be reviewed in consultation with the Board of control from cricket in India.
The writer is a sports journalist in Pakistan, heads the sports department at News One TV & tweets @mak_asif