After the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), celebrated Pakistani cricketers also rejected the negative and biased news, which was published in Jang Group’s daily ‘The News’, against T10 Cricket League.
Along with the chief selector of PCB Inzamam-ul-Haq, players and coaches like Waqar Younis, Azhar Mehmood, former test cricketer Haroon Rasheed, former cricketer Jalal Uddin, former skipper Salman Butt, and captain of Karachi Kings Imad Wasim stand in favor of T10 Cricket League.
While, Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal and Karachi Kings president Shahid Afridi also asked those doing negative propaganda against the league to support it in the best interest of the country.
“We should back T10/PCB and team owners. Let’s consider it like any other league in the world. Don’t try and spin it for your agendas. Pakistan comes first for all of us!” wrote Afridi on his Twitter account.
“Shahid hits a glorious six against Agenda Wallahs! Totally agreed!” said Chairman PCB Najam Sethi replying to Afridi’s tweet.
Chief selector PCB Inzamam-ul-Haq said, “T-10 is a new format and cricket will become faster. PSL matches in Karachi are also a good sign after all cricket is returning to the country,” he said.
Imad Wasim said: “T10 is going to be really good for Pakistani cricketers and the spectators. Lets promote T10. #nomorepersonalagendas”
Azhar Mehmood praised the efforts of T10 cricket, he said, “It is a short format like T20 cricket and gathering international players is a good thing.”
Speaking strongly on the potential positive impact of the T10 League, Waqar Younis said critics would be proven wrong.
“Once the league begins, those running smear campaign against it will immediately shut up,” said Waqar Younis.
Moreover, former skipper Salman Butt shared his best wishes to the stakeholders and the innovators of this league.
Former cricketer Jalal Uddin said, “The introduction of T10 cricket is a further short-form in cricket world and anyone who thinks that T10 will ruin the cricket so I totally disagree with that”, he said.
He also said that “T10 is the need of time, earlier when T-20 was introduced, so many negative propaganda was created but the popularity of the limited overs format succeed”, he concluded.