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MUMBAI: In a scathing assault on the BCCI, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has alleged that the Indian cricket board performed a job in the ICC suspending the T20 World Cup later this 12 months to supply a window for the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Akhtar additionally opined that the Asia Cup, which was cancelled earlier this month, may have been held. “Asia Cup could have definitely happened, it would have been a great chance for India and Pakistan to play against each other. There are many reasons behind this. I don’t want to get into that,” Akhtar instructed Geo Cricket on YouTube.
“T20 World Cup could have also happened, but I had already said earlier that they won’t let it happen. IPL should not be damaged, let the World Cup go to hell,” Akhtar stated.
The postponement of the boys’s T20 World Cup in Australia — from October 18 to November 15 — as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, has meant that the is a good likelihood for the IPL to happen later this 12 months. The BCCI plans to stage the event in UAE.
Akhtar additionally dragged in the ‘Monkeygate’ controversy, which passed off in 2008, for instance his level. The ‘Rawalpindi Express’ indicated that it was the affect of the BCCI that ‘saved’ Harbhajan Singh in the course of the controversy surrounding Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds. The veteran India off-spinner was accused of hurling racial taunts at Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds in the course of the second Test in Sydney.
“Sometimes they get easy wickets in Melbourne, at times someone calls another person a monkey but gets saved, the talk goes to boycotting the series. I am asking the Australians, where are their ethics?” Akhtar stated. He additionally slammed Cricket Australia (CA) for its position in the controversial episode.
“You made kids cry for scratching a cricket ball and they got away by calling someone a monkey. They (the BCCI) said to end the series and they (Australian Board) said no such incident happened. Are these your moral grounds, did you not get the sounds on the mic?” Akhtar requested.