Afridi asks PCB to stop pushing for India series and invite other teams to visit Pakistan
One of the biggest cricket star in Pakistan’s history, Boom Boom Shahid Afridi has asked Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to stop pushing to India series and focus more on convincing different groups to visit Pakistan, reported a news agency AP.
PCB is still expecting a green light from India over a test series in December this year in United Arab Emirates.
Earlier, both the cricket boards have mutually agreed to play at least six series from 2015 to 2023, yet BCCI has rejected all possibilities to play Pakistan before the consent of their political administration.
“I don’t know why we are pushing for arrangement against India over and over,” Afridi told media in Lahore at a press conference during practice camp before Zimbabwe tour. “I don’t see any motivation to play (against India) in the event that they would prefer not to play. We have welcomed them and in the event that they would prefer not to play then it shouldn’t be any stress, we are still cheerful,” he added.
The last time both groups played a test arrangement was in 2007 when Pakistan visited India. Pakistan last facilitated India for a test arrangement in 2006.
Afridi also talked about Pakistan’s preparations before Zimbabwe tour. He seemed interested to introduce more new play in playing eleven. “The thought is to experiment with new players and there are number of players who inspired me in National Twenty20 competition this week,” Afridi said.
Talking about Pakistan Super Leaque, which is going to happen next year in Qatar, Afridi told “It would have been awesome had it been sorted out in Pakistan in light of the fact that we were discussing restoration of cricket in Pakistan after the voyage through Zimbabwe.”
He said that Pakistani players would have profited more had it been sorted out in Pakistan. “I am not stressed whether outside players come or not, but rather at any rate the group will come and our own youths get an open door,” he said.
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