Former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar urges Indian Govt to cancel IPL matches

Lahore, 26th April: Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has appealed to Indian and Pakistani cricket boards to cancel the cricket matches due to the worsening situation of coronavirus in the region.

Pakistani fast-paced bowler Shoaib Akhtar appealed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday not to hold the IPL and PSL matches amid the alarming surge in COVID-19 cases in both countries.

Akhtar took to his Twitter account to share his message along with a vlog that he released on his official YouTube channel on Sunday.

He tweeted, “BCCI & PCB should both rethink if this is a good time to continue the IPL or restart the PSL. Things are tough. All resources should go towards helping people in these devastating times.”

In his vlog, Shoaib Akhtar urged that the Indian Premier League (IPL) must be stopped or delayed under such dire circumstances in India, and if at all it should be continued then strict SOPs should be implemented.”

He said that ‘India is burning, IPL must be stopped.’

He added that PSL should also not be held this year in June.

He proposed that the money made from the IPL should indeed be used to buy oxygen tanks for people so that they can be saved from dying.

He strongly requested the government to impose a curfew in the country as people are not following the coronavirus SOPs seriously.

Watch the vlog here:

Baaghi TV had reported a day earlier that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is being biased with India where the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches are still going on amid the record-breaking increase in coronavirus cases on daily basis.

However, if things are to be observed, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was forced to cancel its Pakistan Super League (PSL) not quite a long ago in fear of COVID-19 cases surging in Pakistan.

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