- PCB chairman refers to India as enemy nation
- Indian media gets furious over Zaka’s statement
- The statement got criticism by both Pakistan and India
The Chairman of the PCB, Zaka Ashraf, sparked controversy with his recent remarks during a media discussion about the recent player contracts. In the course of the conversation, he touched upon the substantial salaries awarded to players as part of three-year contracts for 25 players signed during his tenure.
Zaka mentioned that he had ensured players received generous salaries to keep their morale high, particularly when playing in India. However, it’s his choice of words when referring to India as “dushman mulk” (enemy country) that caused a stir.
These comments didn’t sit well with the Indian media and has angered many cricket enthusiasts leaving them disheartened. The majority of cricket fans feel that such remarks were entirely unnecessary, especially when the players were on Indian soil, where they were warmly welcomed.
Zaka Ashraf’s statement has drawn significant criticism from both Pakistanis and international observers, as it appeared to be an ill-advised and provoking statement in an already sensitive cricketing atmosphere between Pakistan and India.