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“It’s Only a Game”, Wasim Akram Slams PCB Over WC 2023 Stand

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram slams PCB over its unwillingness to play the ODI World Cup 2023 in India.

Wasim Akram Slams PCB

Right after the announcement of the World Cup 2023 schedule, PCB raised doubts over the participation of the Babar Azam-led side at the marquee event. India and Pakistan were scheduled to clash on October 15 in Ahmedabad, but the PCB has denied playing at the venue, as per multiple reports.

Following the PCB’s stand, Wasim Akram said “I’m all for egos. If you have an ego and understand that what’s happening is wrong, then speak up. But again, move on then. Always plan it, always think if we can do it? Can we finish what we’ve planned to do? If we can’t, then don’t do this. It ends up becoming a cause for laughter”.

“We’re all patriotic for our country. And they will be for their country. No doubt about it. But end of the day, it’s only a game. Governments will speak to each other, that’s their problem,” Akram told the reporters in a video uploaded by Cricket Pakistan.

The Pakistani fast bowler feels that the Pakistan players won’t have any issues playing at the Narendra Modi Stadium or at any other venue.

“There’s no issue with it. Pakistan will play wherever they are assigned to play. Simple. This unnecessary stress of ‘we won’t play in Ahmedabad’…you ask Pakistani players, they don’t care wherever their schedule comes,” he added.

As per Pakistan World Cup 2023 schedule, Pakistan will play their first game of the tournament against Qualifier 1 of the World Cup 2023 qualifier on October 6 in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

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