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Fawad Chaudhry condemns India for pressuring Sri Lankan cricketers

Minister claims that he was informed of this wrongdoing by a sports commentator.

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Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has condemned Indian cricket authorities pressuring Sri Lankan cricketers into opting out of Pakistan tour, on Tuesday.

According to him, he has learned that India has threatened Sri Lanka cricketers that they will be ousted from Indian Premier League (IPL) if they become part of their team which that is due to visit Pakistan.

Top Sri Lankan Players Pull Out of Pakistan Tour

Minister claims that he was informed of this wrongdoing by a sports commentator.

By taking it to social media, in a tweet Fawad Chaudhry stated, “Informed sports commentators told me that India threatened SL players that they ‘ll be ousted from IPL if they don’t refuse Pak visit, this is really cheap tactic, jingoism from sports to space is something we must condemn, really cheap on the part of Indian sports authorities”.

 

It was earlier on Monday, when reports surfaced saying ten Sri Lankan players, including T20 skipper Lasith Malinga and ODI captain Dimuth Karunaratne, pulled out of an upcoming tour of Pakistan citing security concerns.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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