Afghanistan fans trend #NoCricketwithPakistan on Twitter
The hashtag of #NoCricketwithPakistan is being made popular by Afghanistan fans
Published - May 30, 2017 10:20 pm | Updated - May 30, 2017 10:20 pm
A few days ago, Afghanistan Cricket Board’s (ACB) chairman Atif Mashal met with the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan. The positive aspect of the meeting was that the two boards agreed upon a T20 friendly series to be played between the two teams in Kabul and Lahore. The exact dates for the series is not yet decided. But the two boards expect it to be played July or August.
But the ACB chairman has clearly rejected Khan’s offer to have Pakistan as their home venue. The Afghanistan supporters are furious at the decision made by their cricket board to play a T20I series with Pakistan. To express their anger, they took to Twitter and used #NoCricketwithPakistan as the protest slogan. They have bashed Atif Mashal for agreeing with his PCB counterpart for the series.
Mashal, however, rejected PCB chairman’s offer to use Pakistan’s venues as conditioning and training camps. “We told them [PCB] that we can’t agree on this plan, and we have home grounds in India and Sharjah as well as grounds for domestic cricket in Afghanistan. Their offer is not for international cricket but for Afghan domestic cricket and we are thankful of their offer,” said Mashal.
But unlike the Afghan supporters, he is excited to host the Pakistan cricket team in Afghanistan. “Touring Pakistan is not for the first time, we have played lot of matches in the past. But it will be for the first time that Pakistan’s national side will come to Afghanistan and play a match,” said the ACB chairman.
He has also revealed that the ACB is keen to tour Bangladesh. They are also trying to arrange a bilateral series with Sri Lanka and India.
Here are some of the tweets from Afghan fans
Strongly criticize the ACB deci hold 2 T20 matches with Pak. Pak is sponsoring terrorism&terrorists in the region. #NocricketWithPakistan.
— Rezwanullah Shpoon (@shpoon1919) May 28, 2017
Trust me when I say this:
If Afg wins the match expect a suicide blast as a gift from Pak.#NoCricketWithPakistan
— Khan Saab (@Shahid_Kh4n) May 28, 2017
One voice,termination of Af-Pak cricket agreement.
First ?? then cricket #nocricketwithpakistan
— Waheed Faizi (@waheedullafaizi) May 28, 2017
Afghans do not want any cricket match with Pakistan. #NoCricketWithPakistan
— Habiba Ashna (@HTasalla) May 28, 2017
Atif mashal is selling Afg cricket on pak.mashal is a minor child being played by pakis #nocricketwithpakistan
— Taj Mohammad Tamkeen (@TajMTamkeen) May 28, 2017
— Royal Asad Afghan® (@asadafghan4u) May 28, 2017
Pakistan is not our friend, but foe.
— Nassir Ahmad Taraki (@NassirTaraki) May 29, 2017
— Bashir Safi (@BashirSafiAFG) May 28, 2017
— Anees Haleem (@AneesHaleem) May 29, 2017
Pakistan Army is the killer thousands of Afghan people.
— Kahaan Baloch (@BalochKahaan) May 29, 2017