Speaking at a function, former Pakistan captain and coach Javed Miandad urged the Pakistan Cricket Board to stop running after the BCCI in a bid to revive bilateral ties.
Miandad said that the statements given by the Indian leaders and ministers were inflammatory in nature and will not help Indo-pak cricket relations.
“I don’t think these inflammatory statements made by the Indian leaders are the feelings of the Indian masses towards the people of Pakistan. These statements will not help us to move forward in improving ties”, Miandad said.
He has also advised the Pakistan Cricket Board to stop running after the BCCI and organize tours against other teams, citing the attitude of the BCCI as the main reason.
“Pakistan has always been superior to India in cricket and we have more raw cricketing talent compared to them. Their cricket is surviving on money and commercialism,” the former great claimed.
He also added that it is good for the cricket fans if both countries revived their cricketing ties, but not at the cost of Pakistan’s self-respect and pride.
Earlier, Shoaib Akhtar, former cricketer of Pakistan commented that Indo-Pak series is impossible in this December given the conditions prevailing at the border, the Times of India reported.