After the announcement that three Pakistan players had tested positive for Coronavirus on Monday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday informed that seven more players have been infected by COVID-19.
Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is hopeful that India-Pakistan cricket ties would resume soon. India have not played a bilateral series with Pakistan for quite sometime in the wake of political tensions among the two nations. The teams have only met at ICC events like the World Cup and the Champions Trophy.
India vs Pakistan rivalry is considered among the most intense in world cricket. Although there is a lot of pressure on the two sides, players have often stated that they have enjoyed playing in these encounters the most.
Former all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is the latest Pakistani to claim that India deliberately lost to England in the 2019 World Cup league game, to hurt Pakistan’s chances of qualifying. Razzaq’s comments have come a couple of days after ex-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed alleged that West Indies players told him that India lost the match to stop Pakistan from reaching the knockout stages. The comments from the ex-Pakistani players have come despite Ben Stokes clarifying that he never claimed India deliberately lost the game
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has hit out at the International Cricket Council (ICC), stating that their batsmen-friendly rules have been responsible for finishing cricket in the last 10 years.