Misbah-ul-Haq spoke big about Pakistan’s participation in the World Cup
It is not yet clear whether Pakistan will come to India for the World Cup or not.
New Delhi. Whether the Pakistan team will come to India to play the World Cup or not, its picture is not clear yet. Different statements are coming out from the Pakistan Cricket Board and the government. Meanwhile, former Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah-ul-Haq has given a big statement on Pakistan’s participation in the World Cup. He has appealed to the country’s government and the responsible people to send Pakistan’s team to India to participate in the World Cup. Let us tell you that the World Cup will start from October 5 and the final will be played on November 18 and the India-Pakistan clash will be held in Ahmedabad on October 15.
Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said in a program held in Karachi, when the teams of the two countries compete with each other in other sports, then why not in cricket? Why link cricket with political relations? It would be wrong to deny the people of India and Pakistan the opportunity to watch their teams play against each other.
Cricket should be kept separate from politics: Misbah
He further said that it would be unfair to those cricket fans who follow India-Pakistan cricket. Certainly, Pakistan should play in the World Cup in India as well. Every time I have played in India, we have thoroughly enjoyed the pressure and the presence of the fans there. It motivates you to do better, and the conditions in India suit us. Our team has the ability to perform well in Indian conditions.
Pakistan’s position regarding participation in the World Cup is still unclear due to political tensions with host India. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that their team’s participation in the World Cup will depend on Sarkak’s approval. Earlier, the PCB had also threatened to boycott the World Cup after India refused to travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. However, the way for organizing the Asia Cup has been cleared. Now the tournament will be on hybrid model. 4 matches will be held in Pakistan while the remaining matches will be held in Sri Lanka. India will also play its matches in Sri Lanka.
Regarding this, there was a lot of tussle between the cricket boards of both the countries. The new PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf had said in the middle that the way India wants to play Asia Cup matches at neutral venues, we also want the same for the World Cup.
Even on this controversy, Misbah-ul-Haq said that forgetting what is happening outside, the Pakistan team should concentrate on the preparation of the World Cup and if they want to do well in the World Cup, then Pakistan should change its playing-11 by looking at the condition, venue and opposition team. Choose
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 15, 2023, 16:51 IST