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Pakistan Cricket Board Boss Zaka Ashraf Triggers Controversy, Refers To India As ‘Dushman Mulk’ In Viral Video

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Administration Committee chairperson Zaka Ashraf has stirred one other controversy amid the Pakistan staff’s go to to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, ranging from October 5 onwards. In a video that’s viral on social media, Zaka was heard speaking about gamers going to “dushman mulk” (enemy nation) for tournaments, whereas he was addressing the media about PCB’s new contracts for gamers. His comment was allegedly focused at India.

Within the viral video, Ashraf stated, “We gave these contracts to our gamers with love and affection. By no means within the historical past of Pakistan, such an sum of money has been given to gamers. My intention was to maintain the gamers’ morale excessive as they go to international locations, the enemy nation (‘Dushman Mulk’) for competitions.”

These remarks made by Zaka Ashraf amid the nice and cozy reception obtained by Pakistan’s gamers in India at Hyderabad forward of the event have drawn the ire of each Indian and Pakistan cricket followers, with many expressing their anger towards Zaka’s statements on social media. A number of Pakistani netizens criticised Zaka for his assertion.

“Disgrace on PCB chairman on calling India “Dushman mulk* regardless of a heat welcome from them, zaka ashraf is the actual dhusman of our staff. Pricey Indian do not take him severe, he only a political tout that is why he was made chairman. #PAKvNZ #PakistanCricketTeam,” stated Pakistan cricket fan Tehseenqasim in a submit on X.

One other cricket fan in Pakistan described the assertion from the PCB Chief as irresponsible

“Irresponsible assertion from the top of PCB Zaka Ashraf. India will not be ourt enemy.” posted Sultan Khan on X

The Pakistan staff, will play their first warm-up match towards New Zealand in Hyderabad right now. It is going to be adopted by one other warm-up match towards Australia on October 3.

Pakistan will begin its World Cup marketing campaign towards the Netherlands from October 6 onwards.

Pakistan squad:Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.

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