India controls world cricket, money is a big player now: PM Imran Khan

Islamabad: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan opined BCCI, the richest cricket board in the world, controls and dictate world cricket.

While speaking in an interview with Middle East Eye, the former captain believed that money was one of the reasons behind England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB)’s a decision of not touring Pakistan and they would not have done this to India.

“Money is a big player now. For the players, as well as for the cricket boards. The money lies in India, so basically, India controls world cricket now,” PM Khan said.

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.

The former captain slammed England, adding that they let themselves down by not touring Pakistan for limited-overs matches.

“I have seen the evolution of Pakistan-England cricket ties over the years. I think that there is still this feeling in England that they do a great favour to play countries like Pakistan. One of the reasons is that, obviously, the money,” he said.

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