“This is the decision of BCCI and PCB: Gambhir reacts to Ramiz Raja's 'PAK won't go to India for 2023 WC remark

PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja speaking to Urdu News said "Who will watch the World Cup in India if Pakistan doesn't take part?"

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, November 28, 2022, 12:41 PM IST
article-image
Former cricketer Gautham Gambhir has responded to Ramiz Raja's comments on 2023 World Cup participation |

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has recently responded to Ramiz Raja's comment that Pak won't go to India for World Cup if they don't travel to Pakistan for Asia Cup saying, “This is the decision of BCCI and PCB. Whatever decision they take, they will take it together,” he had told ANI.

Early last week, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said “Wait for the right time. India is a major power in the world of sports & no country can overlook India,” he told ANI when asked about the comments of the PCB chairman.

The war of words broke out after Ramiz Raja's fiery statement of a tit for tat response.

"If the Indian team comes here then we will go for the World Cup. If they don’t come then they can play the World Cup without us. We will adopt an aggressive approach.''

"Our team is showing performance. I’ve always said we need to improve the economy of Pakistan cricket, and that can only happen when we perform well."

"In the 2021 T20 World Cup, we beat India. We beat India in the T20 Asia Cup. In one year, the Pakistan cricket team defeated a billion-dollar economy team twice,” on Urdu News earlier this week."

Last month, before the T20 World Cup, there was a report claiming that BCCI would allow their travel to Pakistan, for the first time in over 14 years, for the Asia Cup.

(If you have a story in and around Mumbai, you have our ears, be a citizen journalist and send us your story here. )

(To receive our E-paper on WhatsApp daily, please click here.  To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

PM Modi, EAM Jaishankar get Lionel Messi Argentina jerseys as gifts at India Energy Week; See Pics

PM Modi, EAM Jaishankar get Lionel Messi Argentina jerseys as gifts at India Energy Week; See Pics

Turkey Earthquake: Former Chelsea footballer Christian Atsu reportedly trapped under rubble

Turkey Earthquake: Former Chelsea footballer Christian Atsu reportedly trapped under rubble

Virender Sehwag defends Gautam Adani, says 'hitjob on India’s market looks like well-planned...

Virender Sehwag defends Gautam Adani, says 'hitjob on India’s market looks like well-planned...

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Shastri backs Suryakumar to play 1st Test vs Australia, says 'he can disrupt...

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Shastri backs Suryakumar to play 1st Test vs Australia, says 'he can disrupt...

Mohammad Rizwan meets Nepal cricket team including rape accused Sandeep Lamichhane, fans enraged

Mohammad Rizwan meets Nepal cricket team including rape accused Sandeep Lamichhane, fans enraged