The Indian cricketer asks Shoaib that how much money could be made through made-for TV three-one series to fight against Coronavirus, saying that it could put their players at risk.
NEW DEHLI: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-April 9th, 2020) Former Indian captain Kapil Dev rejected Shoaib Akhtar’s idea of a made-for-television three-match ODI series between India and Pakistan to raise funds for the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian media reported here on Thursday.
He also snubbed Shoaib Akhtar for his idea, saying that the situation was unlikely to get normal anytime soon and organizing a cricket game means putting their cricketers at risk which they did not need to do that.
Shoaib Akhtar said that these matches could generate huge funds for the patients of Coronavirus and their treatment.
“It should be a close door affair,” he said.
He said Pakistani should be happy over the century of Veerat Kohli and Indians should cheer up the century of Babar Azam and both teams should be declared victorious regardless of what happened in the grounds while the funds collected through these matches should equally be distributed between both Pakistan and India for fight against Coronavirus.
Shoaib Akhtar argued that the matches between Pakistan and India would attract huge fan and spectators like in the past and would equally be distributed between them. However, he said that the matches between both sides were not possible at this crucial time of lockdowns but a neutral place like the grounds of UAE could be selected for such events as the situation of Coronavirus got some normal.
“The role of the nations must be visible in difficult times but implementation of his suggestion for the matches rests with the authorities concerned on both sides,” he added.