PCB Chief Zaka Ashraf’s Veiled Reference to India as ‘Dushman Mulk’ Stirs Controversy

Hyderabad: PCB Chief Zaka Ashraf stirred a fresh controversy as the Pakistan team arrived in Hyderabad for the ICC World Cup 2023. While addressing the media, Ashraf indirectly referred to India as a “Dushman Mulk” (enemy country). His remarks were made in the context of announcing a significant increase in match fees and player remuneration, aimed at boosting the morale of the Pakistani cricket team during their matches, particularly in what seemed like a thinly veiled reference to India, which is hosting the tournament.

A video clip of the PCB Chief’s statement quickly went viral on social media, particularly on X (formerly Twitter). In the video, Ashraf can be seen emphasizing the importance of supporting the players when they compete in “enemy countries” or any other location hosting the competition. He stressed the need for the players to receive the full support of the nation so they can perform at their best.

Unsurprisingly, Ashraf’s comments sparked outrage among netizens, who expressed their displeasure with the situation. Many users called on the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and Indian players to take a strong stance and consider refusing to play against Pakistan in all cricket formats and tournaments. Furthermore, they urged fellow cricket enthusiasts not to purchase tickets or watch matches in which the Pakistan team is participating.

The situation has certainly added an unexpected layer of tension and controversy to the ICC World Cup 2023. As cricket fans anxiously await further developments, it remains to be seen how cricketing authorities and players on both sides will respond to this contentious issue.

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