The West Indies Cricket Board decided to reduce a T20 match against Pakistan to facilitate the schedule of the ODI series against the visiting Australian side and former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is not happy at all!
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Inzamam-ul-Haq Not Happy With West Indies
While expressing his dismay after the West Indies decided to reduce a T20 match against Pakistan (i.e. from five matches to four in the series) Inzamam said, “I cannot understand how the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) agreed to it or how the West Indies board put forward such a proposal. As we all know, West Indies had to reschedule the ODI series against Australia due to a COVID-19 case. But what does the T20 series against Pakistan has to do with it? How could the PCB agree to this?
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“The final T20 will be played on August 3 while the Test series begins on August 12. So there is a good nine days gap, in which a T20 could have been easily accommodated. If West Indies wanted to cancel a match, it should have happened during the series against Australia. What West Indies have done is degrading to Pakistan cricket. I am really shocked that Pakistan agreed to get degraded. You cannot do this. These are international fixtures and not club matches where you can say that I can play a match with this team team but won’t play with that side.
“ICC must take note of this development. First, we compromised on a Test match and now on a T20I. I can understand the Test match being cancelled for T20Is as the World Cup is coming up. But now even a T20I is cancelled so it is all so difficult to comprehend. There was problem in Australia-West Indies series but why was our match cancelled? PCB should never have agreed to (such a) proposal and West Indies should have never made such a request.”