Former Pakistan cricket captain, Imran Khan slammed Board of Cricket Council in India, BCCI, for excluding Pakistan players from playing in the Indian Premier League. Khan slammed India for their "arrogant" behaviour and "behaving as they are a cricketing superpower."
Notably, both the countries have always shared strained relations, and the Pakistani cricketers were a part of only the inaugural season of the IPL.
Speaking with Times Radio, he said that the relations between both the countries have been a "sad affair". He went on to say that BCCI picks players based on their ability to generate world revenue. However, he is of the opinion that Pakistani players don’t have to worry as their country also owns a few popular T-20 leagues.
"BCCI is targeting Pakistani cricketers, which is a display of arrogance. However, Pakistan cricket now has it’s own quality T20 league [PSL] where foreign cricketers play," said the former Pakistan PM.
"BCCI pick and choose whom they want to play because India has ability to generate a lot of money in world cricket due to which they behave arrogantly like a super power," he added.
Indian Premiere League is set to return with its 16th edition, where the last year’s champions Gujarat Titans will be facing MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings at the world’s biggest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad.
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