Prime Minister Imran Khan in his latest interview with the Middle East Eye has called out India for controlling the world cricket. PM Imran Khan said that currently India is the richest cricket board in the world and is controlling the world cricket.
In his interview, he was asked to comment on the cancellation of the tour of England and New Zealand Cricket Boards to Pakistan. “I think that there is still this feeling in England that they do a great favor to play with countries like Pakistan,” he added. “One of the reasons is that, obviously, the money.”
Commenting on BCCI, he said that being the richest board in the world no one would dare to do that to India what ECB did to Pakistan. He, however, said that he has the ties between UK and Pakistan improving over the year.
“Money is a big player now,” he said.
“For the players, as well as for the cricket boards. The money lies in India, so basically, India controls world cricket now.
“I mean, they do, whatever they say goes. No one would dare do that to India because they know that the sums involved, India can sort of produce much more money,” he added.
“I think England let itself down,” he added. He added that he believes that there still exists this perception that England is doing a great favor by playing cricket with countries like Pakistan. He said he expected a lot more from England. He did not expect England to take the unilateral decision without consulting anyone. Pakistan has the biggest worry for the protection of foreign teams.
Pakistan would be responsible if something happened to them. He reiterated that Pakistan has one of the best intelligence agencies in the world. PM Imran Khan added that he thoroughly checked the security arrangements for New Zealand and England.
New Zealand got scared and abandoned the tour in the middle. PM Imran Khan said that teams like New Zealand and England let themselves down. In the end, he commented that he did not want to comment further on the issue.