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Former Pakistan quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar.

LAHORE: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday appealed to the cricket boards of Pakistan and India to not maintain the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) because of the worsening coronavirus state of affairs within the area.

“BCCI & PCB should both rethink if this is a good time to continue the IPL or restart the PSL. Things are tough,” tweeted Shoaib together with a snippet of his YouTube vlog.

Within the vlog, Akhtar said that if the IPL may be stopped or postponed then it have to be executed so or ought to solely go forward if SOPs may be carried out strictly.

“India is burning IPL must stop,” mentioned the previous Pakistani pacer. He defined that he was not saying this as a result of the PSL was stopped.

“I also want PSL to not happen this year in June. If pandemic is spreading then PSL should not happen in June,” recommended Akhtar.

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He added that the IPL was not vital and the cash getting used on it ought to be given to folks so oxygen tanks may be introduced and folks may be saved from dying.

“We do not want cricket, we do not want heroes, we do not want entertainment at this time. We right now want people to be saved in India and Pakistan,” appealed the previous quick bowler who had performed for the IPL workforce Kolkata Knight Riders.

Akhtar mentioned that he was utilizing “strong words” because it was a matter of life and demise.

Shoaib Akhtar desires curfew in Pakistan

He added that the IPL was not vital and the cash getting used on it ought to be given to folks so oxygen tanks may be introduced and folks may be saved from dying.

“We do not want cricket, we do not want heroes, we do not want entertainment at this time. We right now want people to be saved in India and Pakistan,” appealed the previous quick bowler who had performed for the IPL workforce Kolkata Knight Riders.

Akhtar mentioned that he was utilizing “strong words” because it was a matter of life and demise.

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“I strongly appeal to the government to impose a curfew and not a lockdown as we do not follow SOPs. I want the army to come and make people follow the SOP’s strictly,” mentioned the Pakistani pacer.

He additionally recommended that the programme that he’s a part of on nationwide tv, PTV, must also be cancelled and be executed from residence.

‘Everybody should come ahead to assist India’

The previous Pakistan worldwide deplored that India is in a disaster and there was no means that Pakistanis may ship zakat to India.

“How do we send money to India? I cannot understand how we send money to India,” mentioned Akhtar.

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The world’s quickest bowler strongly appealed to everybody to assist folks as a lot as they’ll as it’s a matter of human lives.

“This is not a problem of Hindu and Muslim, Christian and Sikh. Its all our problem,” mentioned a former cricketer turned analyst.

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