Ramiz Raja, the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), believes the T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan on October 24 will be thrilling. India always had the upper hand over Pakistan, having never lost them in a World Cup match.
Ramiz Raja told reporters that he spoke with the Pakistan squad members and said they needed to correct the record by defeating India in that game.
“It is a show stopper, and when I met with the Pakistan team players, I told them I want the tables to be turned this time, and the team must be 100 percent operational for the match and to do well in it,” Ramiz Raja asserted.
Ramiz Raja has mentioned the idea of bilateral cricket matches between India and Pakistan. Since 2012-13, the two teams haven’t played a bilateral series.
According to Raja, bilateral cricket may not be possible anytime soon due to political concerns between the two countries. He also stated that he is more concerned with improving Pakistan’s domestic cricket establishment.
Ramiz Raja also reassured the players of their role in the team and pushed them to play with abandon. He believes that the manner Pakistan plays cricket right now is more essential.
“Impossible right now…because politics have spoiled the sporting model, and right now it is a status quo, and we are not in a hurry on this issue because we have to focus on our domestic and local cricket.
“We must be prepared to face problems and also lose matches, but I have told the players they shouldn’t worry about being secure about their places in the team and play fearless cricket,” Ramiz Raja concluded.