Both Akhtar and Latif lashed out on the Indian cricket board for displaying its clout and forcing the apex cricket physique to postpone the T20 WC scheduled in Australia this yr. The BCCI goes to host the IPL 2020 within the late September and early November window and UAE goes to be the most certainly venue for India’s homegrown T20 league.
However, Basit Ali countered the claims made by former Pakistan cricketers and claimed the destiny of the ICC T20 World Cup was determined lengthy again as Cricket Australia had refused to host the match within the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Basit as a substitute blamed former ICC chairman Shashank Manohar for the delay as he was intentionally delaying the formal announcement on T20 WC and deny BCCI the time to host IPL 2020.
“The BCCI has no role behind the cancellation of T20 WC. It was former ICC chairman Shashank Manohar who was delaying the formal announcement. His plan was simple i.e. announce the cancellation of T20 one-and-a-half months prior to the WC date so that BCCI doesn’t get the time to organise IPL 2020. The Indian audience wouldn’t like it but sadly it is true,” Basit stated on his YouTube channel.
Ali additional revealed that opposite to the final notion, BCCI has helped Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Basit Ali claimed that BCCI was the primary one to assist PCB in opposition to taking part in T20 World Cup 2021 in February-March subsequent yr, which is the window for Pakistan Super League (PSL). The BCCI’s assist to the PCB ensured the T20 WC was postponed to October-November subsequent yr.
“In the meeting, it was decided that the World Cup will not happen. There was a suggestion in the meeting that this World Cup that was postponed should be held in February-March 2021. PCB said that they would not agree because their PSL happens at the same time and the earnings from that are used in our domestic cricket,” Ali added additional.
“BCCI was the first to say that PCB (Ehsan Mani) was saying the correct thing and how they can withdraw their event which is scheduled in February-March. After that ECB head also spoke in our favour. Because of that, the ICC dropped the idea of holding the World Cup that was planned to be held together in Australia and New Zealand in February-March,” he added additional.
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