ICC must stop biased attitude towards Pakistan: Abdul Qadir

Islamabad—Former cricketer Abdul Qadir believes it is time the International Cricket Council (ICC) stops its biased attitude towards Pakistan and confront Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the bilateral series it agreed to play.
It may be mentioned here that PCB had signed a MoU with BCCI to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. Four of those series were to be hosted by Pakistan and the six tours pending a legal agreement will include up to 14 Tests, 30 ODIs and 12 Twenty20s.
The first of these bilateral series was to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last year in December but it did not happen as the Indian Government didn’t give a green signal to the BCCI for the series.
Recently PCB had also demanded financial compensation from BCCI and ICC for losses incurred due to India’s refusal.
Talking to APP, Abdul Qadir said the PCB should go to the International Cricket Council (ICC) and must ask them to intervene in the matter as to sort out the issues regarding the bilateral series.
He said when it comes on banning a Pakistani player on bowling action then ICC steps in at once and bans the player but when it is time to do something for Pakistan the ICC backs out.
He said if ICC does not give a helping hand in the matter then Indian PM Narendra Modi must step in and ask BCCI to resolve the problem, he said.
He said PM Modi should understand it is not matter of politics but sports.
He said the people of the subcontinent want to see Pakistan-India matches and a game should be kept as a game not politics. “The MOU cannot be overlooked as it is a legal agreement and India is bound to play Pakistan,” he said adding if India still refuses then they should compensate PCB.—APP

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