Islamabad: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has termed Indian Premier League (IPL) an elephant in the room as players are going more towards money rather than playing for their teams.
In an exclusive interview in ‘Off The Record’ with Kashif Abbasi, Ramiz touched upon various perspectives after New Zealand and England canceled their tours of Pakistan.
Ramiz said that Australians have changed their approach while playing against India. “Australians have changed their DNA because of money, they play against India happily and without aggressive approach,” he said.
“International cricketers have pressure as now they want to save their IPL contracts where they receive a lot of money plus add-ons,” he added.
“New Zealand ran away and England followed the same suit. They both have done wrong against us,” he added.
Ramiz revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan was also disappointed with the cancelation of these tours. “They did wrong over not touring but it’s their choice. We don’t have to give more explanations as it is not our mistake, they are at a loss,” PM told to Ramiz.
Meanwhile, Ramiz termed PM Imran Khan’s meeting with the players today as ‘a great pep’ talk ahead of the T20 World Cup.