What purpose does ICC serve? If that’s the case, scrap the Asia Cup, Miandad said in response to Jay Shah’s comments.
When discussing Jay Shah’s recent remarks regarding playing in Pakistan for the Asia Cup, the former Pakistan captain didn’t hold back.
When BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who is also the president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), made a big comment about travelling to Pakistan for the Asia Cup next year, tensions between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) began to rise earlier this week. India won’t be visiting the nation for the continental competition, according to Shah, and the Asia Cup will take place at a neutral site.
The PCB took issue with the remark and on Wednesday posted a stern statement about it on their official social media sites. The PCB made a suggestion that Shah’s comment would have an effect on the team’s participation in the ODI World Cup, which will be held in India the following year. Many former Pakistan cricketers, including the illustrious ex-captain Javed Miandad, have vehemently condemned Jay Shah’s remarks.
In response to Shah’s remarks on the Cricket Pakistan YouTube channel, Miandad said that they should boycott the Asia Cup altogether rather than saying such things.
You have ICC’s cheez, do you? Asia Cup is on right now. Asia me hi aate hain ham toh. The phrase “Aapas me khelenge” is false. Politics ko nahi laana chahiye in cricket. Players, please. Main abhi bhi request karta hu sabse. Pick and choose karna galat hai, varna aap cricket band karein. (What purpose does ICC serve? If that’s the case, cancel the Asia Cup. In Asia we are. Playing off each other will only be beneficial to us. Politics should not be involved in cricket. I kindly want everyone to consider the players. You should stop playing cricket if you continue this pick-and-choose strategy, Miandad added.
“Cricket khelti hain ab 8-10 teams. If cricket is not played, sports will not be played, according to the adage. Cricket is played by only 8–10 teams. You shouldn’t have such things happen if you want to further cricket, Miandad continued.
On Sunday, when both teams begin their tournaments with thrilling matches, India and Pakistan will square off in the T20 World Cup. India and Pakistan played each other twice during the Asia Cup last month, with each team winning a match.