MANCHESTER – Indian tennis ace and spouse of Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has arrived in Manchester forward of the most-awaited Pakistan vs India match on Sunday.
The relations of different Pakistani cricketers have additionally reached England. The Pakistan Cricket Board had earlier barred the relations of cricketers from touring with the staff, however later relaxed the situation and allowed them to hitch the staff after Wednesday’s match towards Australia.
Nevertheless, former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yusuf slammed the PCB for permitting households of gamers to stick with them forward of India conflict.
Clearly not impressed with the PCB’s resolution, Yusuf, who performed 90 Checks and 288 ODIs for Pakistan, mentioned World Cup is a high-pressure match the place gamers have to concentrate on cricket whereas criticising the board’s resolution. He additionally recalled his enjoying days when the PCB not often allowed households to accompany gamers on excursions, not to mention the World Cup.
“I used to be a part of the 1999, 2003 and 2007 World Cups however the board by no means allowed gamers to have their households with them through the match. In 1999 we had such an enormous staff with so many huge names that if we had pressurized the board to provide permission to have our wives and youngsters stick with us in staff lodge they might have completed so,” Yusuf was quoted as saying by PTI. “However we didn’t as a result of the World Cup is high-pressure occasion and gamers want to only be focussed on cricket and reaching the ultimate. That’s what occurred in 99’ in England,” he added.
The previous batsman additionally revealed that the PCB allowed the households of the gamers to journey with them solely throughout Take a look at sequence. He additional reckoned that if required the households ought to have been allowed to remain within the staff lodge through the begin of the match and never on the enterprise finish. “If it was essential to appease the gamers they may have been allowed to have their wives and youngsters initially of the match, not on the enterprise finish of the World Cup,” he mentioned.