Former Pakistan cricketer Abdul Razzaq commented on the recent change of venue for the Asia Cup, which was moved from Pakistan to Dubai. He believes that this change is beneficial for the sport and for the cricketers themselves.
Razzaq does not support the idea of stopping India from hosting major tournaments and instead suggests that the two boards (India and Pakistan) should sit down and find a solution through communication.
Another former PCB chairman, Khaled Mahmood, expressed disappointment with India’s stance but advised the PCB to speak to other members of the ICC. He acknowledged that the world does not operate based on ideology or principles, and India has a significant influence on the ICC.
However, he pointed out that hosting the Asia Cup without India and its players will result in the loss of corporate sponsorship and a decrease in the glamour and financial success of the tournament.
In addition, former PCB chairman Khaled Mahmood suggested that the PCB should take the issue to other members of the ICC, such as England and Australia, and bring attention to the fact that India is acting inappropriately.
He also stressed the importance of highlighting the situation to the world and making it clear that India’s actions are unacceptable. Finally, when asked about the recent visa issue faced by Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja, Mahmood criticized Australia.