The Republic India New Delhi: Tension has increased in the relations between India and Pakistan since the 40 CRPF martyrs were killed in a terrorist attack on Thursday in Pulwama. The effect of this stress also appears on the game. After the martyrdom of the soldiers, Punjab Cricket Association had removed posters of Imran Khan and other Pakistani cricketers in Mohali on Sunday. The Pakistan Cricket Board has expressed disappointment on this move.
PCB director Wasim Khan said in a statement that cricket has always worked to bring people and countries together. He said, “Unfortunately, by blocking the digital coverage of the Pakistan Super League, it is very disappointing to remove the posters of former cricket captains and current Prime Minister Imran Khan, as well as other legendary cricketers from historical clubs and places. Move. ”
In a statement, Wasim said, “The PCB has seen the current situation and wants to express disappointment on all these issues as we believe and we have always stressed that cricket and politics should be kept separately. History tells us that sports, especially cricket, has always been a bridge between people and countries. ”
However, he is confident about the fact that PCB will look for a new partner with PCL until Monday. However, he has expressed disappointment over the fact that Indian fans will not be able to see PSL.
“We have told IMG Reliance that they will not be our partners in PSL-2015. PCB is always ready for the second option, we are confident that by Monday we will announce a new partner.”
Wasim said that the PCB will raise this issue in the next board meeting of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and International Cricket Council (ICC) in Dubai next month. He said, “The PCB will take up this matter in the BCCI and ICC committee meeting in Dubai next month.”