Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has criticized Jay Shah, who is the head of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), for how the Asia Cup is being planned and how safe it is. Read out details about Shahid Afridi responds to Jay Shah’s Asia Cup down below.
Shahid Afridi responds to Jay Shah’s Asia Cup
Afridi took over his social media platform “X” and called out Shah directly, naming several foreign cricket teams and events that Pakistan has hosted successfully in recent years. Shah said that there were security worries in Pakistan, but Afridi said that Shah was wrong and that Pakistan was ready to host the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025.
“I came across @JayShah’s statement about security situation in Pakistan. Just to refresh his memory, Pakistan has hosted the following foreign players/teams in the past six years:
- 2017 – ICC World XI & SL
- 2018 – WI 2019 – WI (W), BD (W) & SL
- 2020 – BD, PSL, MCC & Zim
- 2021 – WI, PSL, SA & WI
- 2022 – Aus, PSL, WI, BD U19, Ireland (W) & Eng (2),
- 2023 – NZ (2), PSL, Women’s Exhibition Matches, #AsiaCup2023 (Nep, SL, Afg & BD) & SA (W)
Have no doubts Mr Shah, Pakistan is ready to host @BCCI at the #ICCChampionsTrophy2025,” Afridi posted on X.