Mohammad Amir slams BCCI for childish behavior over Asia Cup fiasco

Amir highlighted the prevailing disregard shown towards the PCB by the BCCI

Mohammad Amir slams BCCI for childish behavior over Asia Cup fiasco PHOTO: AFP

Former Pakistan cricketer, Mohammad Amir, expressed his disappointment with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), accusing them of exhibiting childish behavior and disrespecting the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the sport itself. 

While speaking on the Asia Cup deadlock regarding the venue, Amir highlighted the general disregard shown towards the PCB by the BCCI. India has refused to travel to Pakistan for 2023 Asia Cup. The PCB had proposed a hybrid model to break the deadlock, however, according to media reports, BCCI is not very keen on following that either.

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"The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is being completely written off, which means it is being treated disrespectfully. It's like the cricket board, or Pakistan cricket itself, has no worth at all, and they [BCCI] are making continuous efforts to prove that," Amir said.

"It is being proven that whatever you do, it doesn't affect us, and it's like if you tell a child not to eat a chocolate, he will say I will eat it and will continue to say the same thing. Whenever PCB says to do this or that, BCCI comes up with various lame excuses like bad weather, the expenses are too high, security reasons," he added.

Addressing concerns regarding security issues, the 31-year-old defended Pakistan's commitment to providing a safe environment for cricket.  

Amir praised the PCB for extending exceptional hospitality to the International Cricket Council (ICC) visiting delegation, emphasizing that every measure had been taken to ensure their security.

He also argued that the cricketing world should focus on promoting a peaceful environment for the sport, regardless of the country in which it takes place.

"There is only one model, and that is cricket. Let it stay right; whether it's happening in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, or Bangladesh, please let it happen peacefully behaving like stubborn children. If someone creates a security issue even in Pakistan, the ICC team was here four days ago; I was also there at the National Cricket Academy. PCB provided them with such hospitality," he concluded.