Mani had termed India a far greater security risk as compared to Pakistan
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s vice-president Mahim Verma has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani after the latter termed India a far greater security risk as compared to their neighbours.
Responding to Mani’s statement, Verma said that PCB should worry about security in its own country first.
"They should look at security in their own country first and think about it first. We are capable enough to handle our country and security here," Verma told Asian News International (ANI).
One the treasurers of the BCCI, Arun Dhumal, also questioned Mani’s comments on the security situation in India.
“For a person who stays mostly in London, it is inappropriate for him to comment on anything on India’s security. He is not even eligible to comment on Pakistan’s security. He hardly stays there. If he gets to spend more time in Pakistan, he would get to understand the real situation there,” Dhumal was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
Pakistan celebrated Test cricket's return to the country after a decade with an emotional 1-0 series victory against Sri Lanka.
A lot of coaxing and cajoling went behind organising the series, which marked Pakistan's first Tests on home soil since the 2009 militant attack on Sri Lanka's team bus in Lahore.
“We have proved that Pakistan is safe, if someone isn’t coming then they should prove that it’s unsafe. At this time, India is a far greater security risk than Pakistan,” said Mani.
"No one should now doubt security arrangements in Pakistan after successful Sri Lanka Test series. This is a turning point for revival of test cricket in Pakistan. Media and fans played an important role in portraying positive image of Pakistan worldwide," he added.