Gandhi-Jinnah cricket series idea put forward; BCCI opposes; Disclosure of controversy

Gandhi-Jinnah cricket series

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Karachi: Revealing that the BCCI had earlier opposed the idea of ​​an India-Pakistan cricket series in the name of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and Father of the Nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Saka Ashraf has said that the BCCI was not interested in holding such a series years ago.

Ashraf alleged that such ideas were being hatched by extremists like Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ashraf’s controversial response in an interview with Cricket Pakistan.

‘When I was the PCB president, the idea of ​​a Gandhi-Jinnah series was put before the BCCI. The series, named after great leaders of both the countries, did not get the approval of the BCCI. The BCCI did not take up the idea of ​​the PCB because of extremists like the current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, ‘said Saka Ashraf.

‘This is a series that would have been as historic as the Ashes series between England and Australia. The series would also help improve cricket relations between India and Pakistan. The series will bring back memorable moments for the fans of both the countries, ”said Ashraf.

He also said that if India and Pakistan do not want to play, the matches between the two countries should be shifted to a neutral venue. He added that India and Pakistan should play in neutral venues and that venues like UAE, Sri Lanka and South Africa could be considered.