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‘England let itself down’: PM Imran Khan lashes out at ECB


England has let itself down, said Prime Minister Imran Khan, speaking about the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) decision to cancel their Pakistan tour a m

“I think that there is still this feeling in England that they do a great favour to play with countries like Pakistan,” he added. “One of the reasons is that, obviously, the money.”

The prime minister said that the BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world, adding that no other country would dare to do to India what England had done to Pakistan.

“Money is a big player now,” he said.

The prime minister said that money was important for not only the players but also the cricket boards. He said India is the richest cricket board today and hence, it controls all the decisions that are taken related to it.

“I mean, they do, whatever they say goes. No one would dare do that to India because they know that the sums involved, India can sort of produce much more money,” he added.

“I think England let itself down,” he added.

England’s men and women teams were due to play two Twenty20s in Rawalpindi on October 13 and 14. The women’s team were also due to play three ODIs in Pakistan on October 17, 19, and 21.



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