Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said said in an interview on Monday, “Money is a big player now,” he said. “For the players, as well as for the cricket boards. The money lies in India, so basically, India controls world cricket now.”
“I mean, they do, whatever they say goes. No one would dare do that to India because they know that the sums involved, India can sort of produce much more money,” PM Khan added. Reacting to England’s decision to pull out of the tour, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that they (England) let themselves down. Further, he claimed that India has the money and it is controlling world cricket right now.
“I think England let itself down. I think that there is still this feeling in England that they do a great favour to play countries like Pakistan, one of the reasons is that, obviously, the money,” Imran told Middle East Eye. As per the schedule, New Zealand were slated to play 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is in Pakistan from September 17 to October 3.
England were scheduled to play two T20Is against the Men in Green on October 13 and 14. The Australian cricket team is scheduled to tour Pakistan next year and it remains to be seen if the tour goes per plan or not.