Pakistan should not play quarter final match in India, opines Akram

Former cricketer Wasim Akram with Pakistan coach Waqar Younis during a team practise session in Sri Lanka.

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Mar 4, 2011

According to reports, former captain Wasim Akram has opined that Pakistan team should try playing their quarter final match in Sri Lanka or Bangladesh, but not in India.

Akram said, “I agree with what Shahid Afridi and coach Waqar Younis have said, that they would not like to play their quarter final in India. In Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Pakistan will get a lot of support and many Pakistani supporters will find it easier to reach these countries to back their team compared to India.”

“I don’t think it will be a problem playing their semi-final or final in India because by that time the team would have played a knock-out match and would be over their nerves,” he added.

Pakistan have occupied the top spot of Group A in the points table with six points, winning all three league matches. Their next game is against New Zealand on March 8 at Pallekele, Sri Lanka.

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