Official BCCI Twitter user likes Pakistani journalist’s nasty tweet “cowards don’t run away” in the wake of Jay Shah’s statement

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Cricket relations between arch-rivals India and Pakistan have worsened since Jay Shah was re-elected as the Board of Control for Cricket in India. (BCCI) at the recent AGM made it clear that India will not visit Pakistan for next year’s Asian Cup and that the continental tournament will be played at a neutral venue.

While many pundits and former cricketers from the neighboring country criticized the BCCI for this decision, even the Pakistani media did not shy away from speaking out and one of the journalists, Syed Sammer Abbas, took it a little too far with a series of tweets. Meanwhile, one of those nasty tweets was also liked by BCCI.

Pakistani Journalist Offensively Criticizes BCCI on Twitter

As it happened, the Pakistani journalist had previously lambasted the Indian cricket board’s decision to strip his country of hosting rights to the 2023 Asian Cup. He wrote: “Cowards don’t run away. Keep the sport away from politics”.

As soon as the controversial tweet went viral in the blink of an eye, the BCCI went ahead and ended up liking the tweet supposedly to indicate that they don’t really care about the outside noise and are adamant about their decision. That was not all, Abbas a day earlier had also accused the BCCI of being a politically manipulated tool.

Among the former Pakistani cricketers who have criticized Jay Shah and the BCCI for not being willing to visit the country next year are the likes of saeed anwarShahid Afridi, Salman Butt and the legendary Javed Mianded.

Apart from all this, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has warned of dire consequences for their Indian counterparts if they move the 2023 Asian Cup to a neutral venue. PCB had reportedly threatened to withdraw from next year’s ODI World Cup in India.

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