Najam Sethi asks Afghanistan to manage crowd, gamers’ behaviour in Pakistan T20Is: Strict motion will probably be taken2 min read
PCB Najam Sethi mentioned that strict motion will probably be taken againt rowdiness from individuals throughout the T20I collection between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 13, 2023 23:58 IST
Najam Sethi asks Afghanistan to manage crowd, gamers’ behaviour in Pakistan T20Is. Courtesy: Twitter
By India Today Sports Desk: PCB chief Najam Sethi mentioned that he had a chat with the ACB relating to crowd and gamers’ behaviour within the upcoming T20I collection between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Last yr, throughout the Asia Cup within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Fareed Ahmed and Asif Ali have been concerned in a heated alternate throughout a Super Four match on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
After Pakistan received the match on the again of sixes from Naseem Shah, the group on the venue in Sharjah went berserk. Chairs have been uprooted and thrown, after which former quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar lashed out on the Afghan crowd foe their behaviour.
Ramiz Raja, the then PCB chairman, wasn’t glad and talked about elevating the problem with the ICC. Sethi, within the meantime, was clear minimize in saying that strict motion could be taken towards detached crowds and gamers’ behaviour.
“I had a chat with Afghanistan officials in Dubai about crowd control and their players’ behavior. What is the guarantee regarding managing your fans and players, because past experiences haven’t been good,” Sethi was quoted as saying.
“We told the Afghanistan Board to control their players. Winning and losing is part of the game. We have experience with regards to winning and losing, so we can control our emotions, but they are new to international cricket, so they need to keep their players in check,” he acknowledged.
“There were two assurances given. UAE authorities have made a new plan, in which they will try their best that Pakistan fans and Afghanistan fans won’t sit together in the same stand,” Sethi added.
“In addition to that, strict action will be taken against rowdiness from people. There will be strict security in Sharjah,” he mentioned.
Pakistan and Afghanistan will face one another in three T20Is from March 25 to 29 in Sharjah. Pakistan have already named their squad with Shadab Khan as their skipper. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Babar Azam have been rested.
Mar 13, 2023