A Pakistan Minister made an outrageous claim after 10 Sri Lankan players decided to opt-out of an upcoming Pakistan tour.
Pakistan’s Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry claimed that India has threatened Sri Lanka over participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) if these players toured to Pakistan which is scheduled later in September.
Fawad Chaudhry was brutally trolled for his classless tweet.
Citing security fears, 10 Sri Lanka players, including the likes of T20 skipper Lasith Malinga, Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews, have pulled out of the upcoming tour of Pakistan.
Chaudhary tweeted, “Informed sports commentators told me that India threatened SL players that they’ll be ousted from IPL if they don’t refuse Pakistan 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,” the tweet added.
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
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) September 10, 2019
The decision was taken after a meeting organized by Sri Lanka Cricket with players of the national team.
The other players who refused to tour Pakistan include Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Dinesh Chandimal, and Dimuth Karunaratne.
The tour is scheduled to begin on 27 September and end on 9 October.
The Pakistani politician was all over the news recently for all the wrong reasons after posting a series of vile tweets using the hashtag ‘India Failed’ after ISRO lost contact with Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander.