Pakistan’s finest fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Wasim Akram have decided to leave the Star sports commentary team without commenting on the fifth ODI to be palyed on the 25th of October in Mumbai.
The news came when Umpire Aleem Dar was removed from the panel amid threats from the Indian political group Shiv Sena who were adamant that they will not let the Pakistan umpire officiate in the remaining matches. Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar, considering the situation, have decided to leave India as soon as they are free from duties in the fourth ODI.
Akram’s business and PR manger confirmed this on twitter
— Arsalan Hyder (@arsalanhshah) October 19, 2015
It is an unpleasant sight to see such occurrences in cricket which is supposed to be a gentleman’s game. India need to figure out something soon to put a halt to such events.