Imran Khan, the previous Prime Minister of Pakistan and World Cup-winning captain, criticised the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) because the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season begins in Ahmedabad on Friday, March 31. The continuing tussle between the BCCI and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over the non-participation of Pakistani gamers within the IPL was the topic of Khan’s assault.
Khan accused the BCCI of conceitedness and dictating cricket phrases by not permitting Pakistani gamers to take part within the IPL, which is the world’s richest cricket league. He lamented the tense relationship between Pakistan and India and claimed that India behaves arrogantly within the cricketing world as a superpower.
“It’s unlucky, the connection between Pakistan and India. There may be lots of conceitedness in the way in which India now behaves within the cricketing world as a superpower,” Khan was quoted as saying to Pakistan’s Occasions Radio.
He added: “Due to their potential to generate lots of funds, lot greater than every other nation, I feel they nearly dictate now as a type of the conceitedness of a superpower of who they need to play and who they shouldn’t.”
Khan additionally acknowledged that Pakistan runs an excellent high quality T20 event, the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL), which attracts international gamers. He opined that if India doesn’t enable Pakistani gamers to play within the IPL, Pakistan shouldn’t fear about it. He urged Pakistan to focus by itself league and the wonderful clutch of younger cricketers arising.
“I feel if India doesn’t enable Pakistan gamers then so be it. We now have a superb clutch of younger cricketers arising so we shouldn’t fear about it,” Khan added additional.
The sixteenth season of the IPL began with a glittering opening ceremony on the Narendra Modi Stadium. Bollywood actresses Tamannaah Bhatia and Rashmika Mandanna carried out alongside melodious singer Arijit Singh forward of the primary match of the IPL 2023 between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK).