‘Sourav Ganguly welcomed me two times to the IPL however i rejected’, declares PCB chairman Ramiz Raja
The reciprocal cricketing connections in between next-door neighbors India and also Pakistan have actually been stopped for years currently. The 2 sides just take on versus each various other nowadays in ICC occasions, the last experience going to the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 inDubai
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During an interview on Friday, Raja disclosed that he was likewise welcomed by Sourav Ganguly to the Indian Premier League on 2 different celebrations; nonetheless, he really did not go because of possible rage from followers.
“Twice Ganguly has invited me to attend the IPL finals last year and this year and cricketing wise it made sense to go, but then, because of the situation, we had to look at the fallout of accepting the invitations,” he stated, according to news firm PTI
“I have spoken to Sourav (Ganguly) on the sidelines on this and I told him that presently there are three former cricketers heading their cricket boards and if they can’t make a difference who will?” Raja stated.
The PCB has actually likewise determined to test the recommended two-and-a-half-month increased home window for the IPL. Raja stated that the concern will certainly be elevated at the following ICC seminar.
“There has been no announcement or decision as yet on the IPL window being increased. I will give my views on this issue at the ICC conference,” he stated. “My point is clear: if there is any development in world cricket that means we are being short-changed, we will challenge it in a very forceful manner and put our point across strongly in the ICC,” he included.
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Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja had actually made an effort to present a four-nation collection entailing India (the various other 2 being England and also Australia), however the concept was turned down by the ICC board.