Karachi: The deadlock between BCCI and PCB over the bilateral cricket series to be played between India and Pakistan is creating a mini-revolt in the Pakistani dressing room.
If sources are to be believed, players from the Pakistani team have threatened to become commentators like Rameez Raza if the Indo-Pak series is cancelled.
Some Pakistani players were seen carrying wordlists along with their cricket kits. Others were seen listening to Rameez Raza’s commentary on their smartphones in a bid to brush up their English speaking skills.
Veteran players like Shahid Afridi were more vocal and urged PCB to give BCCI a deadline on this issue.
Speaking to Faking News reporter, Shahid Afridi said, “It’s been so long since we played IPL. We are literally jobless most of the year. Players have a shelf life; if not cricket then we may have to turn to commentary. Shoaib ko dekh lo. Usko kaha angrezi aati hai. Uss aadmi ka caliber nahi hai. Aadha time to woh India me rehta hai. Lekin life bhi enjoy kar raha hai aur kama bhi raha hai.”
BCCI is not taking this threat lightly and hectic activity was seen at the BCCI headquarters in wake of the latest ‘threat’ from across the border.
“We could somehow manage Rameez Raza but if more players want to be in the commentary box, we will have to load up on extra cotton for our ears. We are also planning to respond with Siddhu and Kapil Paaji in case Pak players go ahead with their threat,” said a source from BCCI.
Meanwhile, PCB has strongly condemned India’s posture and accused it of not honoring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the nations by which the two countries are supposed to play bilateral series over the next 8 years.
“India’s stand is reprehensible. The constant flip-flops will hurt the game of cricket. If they cancel the cricketing series, it would amount to violation of MoU,” said PCB chief as he tried hard not to evoke any potential questions on ceasefire violations.