The PCB will write to the ICC to “lodge a protest” over the gang bother and “ugly visuals” that adopted the Afghanistan-Pakistan sport on the Asia Cup.
“This [crowd trouble after an Afghanistan-Pakistan game] did not occur for the primary time. Wins and losses are part of the sport. It was a gruelling contest, however feelings ought to have been saved in management. Till the setting is true, you possibly can’t develop and go ahead as a cricket-playing nation.
“So we’re going to specific our anguish and frustration to the ICC. We owe it to our followers, something may have occurred… Our group may have been in peril… So regardless of the protocol is we’ll observe that and lodge our protest.”
Raja can be a part of the ICC’s working committee tasked with reviewing the state of cricket and the way it’s run in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the nation final 12 months.
Footage captured within the stands additionally confirmed followers pulling out bucket seats and flinging them at one another. Cushioned seats had been additionally torn up. Appreciable injury had been accomplished by the point the bottom authorities and the police swung into motion. The organisers rapidly ushered the general public out of the stadium to forestall any additional injury.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board put out two tweets on September 8 calling for folks to “work collectively” to convey the “cricket fraternity nearer”, and “in some way attempt to unfold love”. “Cricket is considered a phenomenon of concord and extra intimate relations between nations. Let’s work collectively for bringing the cricket fraternity nearer. Cricket doesn’t enable for us to point out detrimental feelings on the sector and switch the friendship ambiance into violence,” one of many tweets learn. The opposite tweet was:
AfghaAtalan have at all times represented the Afghan Values at its absolute best and have really handled cricket as a gentleman’s sport. We hope others may also respect the fervour and dedication for the sport and in some way attempt to unfold love and devotion amongst nations
AfghanAtalan, Our Delight pic.twitter.com/v9goGNI1tz
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) September 8, 2022
Earlier on social media, former Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Shafiq Stanikzai had known as for a ban on Asif for his aggression. “That is stupidity at excessive degree by Asif Ali and needs to be banned from the remainder of the match, any bowler has the appropriate to have fun however being bodily is just not acceptable in any respect,” Stanikzai had tweeted.
Afghanistan and Pakistan are set to subsequent face one another on October 19, in a warm-up match in Brisbane within the lead-up to the T20 World Cup. The groups should not in the identical group within the first stage of the match.