PCB Should Worry About Security In "Their Own Country": BCCI Vice-President

Updated: 24 December 2019 12:22 IST

BCCI vice-president Mahim Verma said Pakistan Cricket Board's chairman Ehsan Mani should worry about security in his own country.

PCB Should Worry About Security In "Their Own Country": BCCI Vice-President
Ehsan Mani's remarks had come after Pakistan's Test series win over Sri Lanka. © AFP

Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) vice-president Mahim Verma on Tuesday criticised Pakistan Cricket Board's chairman Ehsan Mani and said he should worry about security in his own country first. "They should look at security in their own country first and think about it first. We are capable enough to handle our country and security here," Verma told ANI. On Monday, Mani had said that India is a far greater security risk as compared to Pakistan. His remarks had come after Pakistan's Test series win over Sri Lanka.

"We have proved that Pakistan is safe, if someone isn't coming then they should prove that it's unsafe. At this time, India is a far greater security risk than Pakistan," cricketpakistan.com.pk quoted Mani as saying.

"No one should now doubt security arrangements in Pakistan after successful Sri Lanka Test series. This is a turning point for the revival of Test cricket in Pakistan. Media and fans played an important role in portraying a positive image of Pakistan worldwide," he added.

Test cricket returned to Pakistan after ten years and the side managed to spring a win in front of their home crowd after almost a decade.

When Sri Lanka went to play the T20Is and ODIs in Pakistan earlier this year, few of the big names such as Lasith Malinga, Niroshan Dickwella had opted out of the tour due to security reasons.

The ten players were -- Lasith Malinga, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Janith Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dhananjaya, Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal, Dinesh Chandimal and Dimuth Karunaratne.

When Lanka and Pakistan played the limited-overs leg earlier this year, the visitors had lost the ODI series 0-2 but they went on to win the T20I series 3-0.

This result in the T20Is also led to Sarfaraz Ahmed's sacking as the Pakistan skipper in T20Is and Tests.

In 2009, the Sri Lankan team was on their way to Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for a Test match with Pakistan, when terrorists fired indiscriminately at their bus. That attack left eight people dead and injured seven Sri Lankan players and staff.

Since then, international cricket had eluded Pakistan with no high-profile team visiting the country for a full-length tour.

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Highlights
  • BCCI vice-president Mahim Verma criticised PCB chairman Ehsan Mani
  • Mani had said India is far greater security risk as compared to Pakistan
  • Mahim said Mani should worry about security in his own country first
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