Pakistan Should Not Boycott World Twenty20 Matches in India: Wasim Akram said that not playing in the World Twenty20 in India will only affect Pakistani players and cricket in the long term.
Karachi: Pakistan Legendary left arm spinner Wasim Akram Said Yesterday on a function in Karachi India cricket council delay in giving a go-ahead for the proposed bilateral series against Pakistan this month, He advised to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) against thinking about a boycott of the World Twenty20 in India in March-April next year. (ICC World Twenty20 cricket: India to Clash vs Pakistan in Dharamsala on March 19)
He said “I realise that the Indians have taken too much time over deciding on the bilateral series with Pakistan, but even if it does not happen now, it will happen soon,”
“But yes, I think India doesn’t want to play with us, Fine, we can also survive without playing them, Indian board should also give a clear answer and put this issue aside whether they want to play or not.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shahryar Khan has said We try to security clearance from our government before deciding to send its team to India for the World Twenty20.
Akram, however, said the PCB should not even think about boycotting the World Twenty20 for any reason.
“The World Twenty20 is an ICC event and we should participate in it at all costs. If we don’t it will harm us in the long run,” and “If we play bilateral cricket it is good for both countries,” he said.
The legendary left-arm spinner Akram said “Not playing in the World Twenty20 will only affect our players and our cricket.he had always got the same love and adulation in India that the people of Pakistan always have for Sachin Tendulkar.
Akram also urged with senior batsman Younis Khan and the national team head coach Waqar Younis to sit down and settle their differences.
“The way they are going at each other is not good for cricket. If they have some issues they must sit down and discuss it and try to resolve it,” he said.
“If every problem has a solution the boards and officials discuss and clear the issues between them that are good for both and improve the relation between both countries, he said
Younis Khan also attended the function in Karachi stressed the need for having a permanent calendar of bilateral series between India and Pakistan.