Yousuf said ICC should take action against BCCI530 views
Mohammad Yousuf, who is ex-Pakistan captain, has stated on Saturday that the International Cricket Council (ICC) must take notice of the political statement by the president Anurag Thakur from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Yousuf stated by saying that “The ICC keeps on saying it will not bear politics or government intrusion in member boards and the BCCI president is making political statements. Either he must address as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader or as a BCCI head,”
Yousuf’s response came later than Thakur, on Friday, told that India is not prepared to play in opposition to Pakistan who purportedly sponsor terrorism.
Thakur stated that “No question of playing cricket. Today, priority is to expose Pakistan as a country which sponsors terrorism. We can’t even think of such thing (playing cricket with Pakistan),”
The ex-right-hand batsman, who keeps the Test record for most runs in past year, furthermore added that India, for a few causes, kept away from playing Pakistan even when the two countries had good relations.
Yousuf told that “I just don’t understand what he [Thakur] wants to say,” continued by saying “For the last eight years, India has avoided playing us in a proper bilateral series even when relations were better.”
The 42-year-old player furthermore stated that people of both countries take pleasure in the matches amid Pakistan and India nevertheless, now, there is no series.
One more ex-Pakistan captain Rashid Latif considers Indian board had earlier made their aims lucid of not playing in opposition to Pakistan therefore depicting Thakur’s statement weightless.
Rashid said “The last time we went to India in 2012 as a goodwill gesture for a short series of ODI and T20I matches. But since 2007, the Indian board has avoided playing us at a bilateral level in a full series,”
Latif added that as a minimum the PCB recognized now where it stood concerning relations with BCCI were concerned.