With the world reeling under the Covid pandemic, former cricketer Javed Miandad slammed at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over talks of resuming the remaining season of the Pakistan Super League in June in UAE. Admitting that it is not the right time to play cricket, Miandad reckoned one should be more focused on saving lives at the present moment. Also Read - Mohammed Shami in a Towel During WTC Final at Southampton to Keep Warm | WATCH
“This is not the time to play cricket, it is the time to save lives. In these times of crisis, we should be more focused on saving lives rather than playing cricket. The whole world has been affected by the coronavirus. India, where the world cup was supposed to take place, is also severely affected by the epidemic,” Miandad was quoted as saying by CricketPakistan.com. Also Read - MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ISL vs MUL PSL 2021 Qualifier: Sohail Tanvir-Sohaib Maqsood Lead Multan Sultans to 31-Run Win vs Islamabad United
Miandad also went a step further and accused the Pakistan board of making money when people are dying. He also asked who takes the responsibility if there are problems. Also Read - Where Should The Next WTC Final be held - MCG, Cape Town or Wankhede? - Here Are Three Options ICC Can Consider
“They are risking the lives of several individuals for their own financial gains. If it was in my hands, I would not take the big risk of organising the remaining PSL matches. If they hold this event and face problems, then who will be responsible?” he added.
Meanwhile, the Indian Premier League was suspended by the Board of Control of Cricket in India in the wake of the Covid surge across the country. Reports suggest that the BCCI is eyeing the September window to conduct the remaining 31 matches.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has already ruled out the possibility of the remaining matches happening in India and UAE is being looked at as an option.No confirmation has come in as yet with a number of international matches coming up.