Pakistan women's team showed courage by playing in India: Bushra Aitzaz

The Pakistan team had their World Cup pool matches moved from Mumbai to Cuttack and they had to stay at the clubhouse in the stadium because of the threats from hardline and nationalist Indian parties and groups to not allow them to play on Indian soil.

updated: March 03, 2013 18:35 IST
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Lahore: Chairperson of the Pakistan Cricket Board women's wing Bushra Aitzaz said the national team had shown lot of courage by going to play in India in the ICC World Cup and other countries, including India, must now reciprocate by playing in Pakistan.

"They were direct threats against our team and they were threats that our team will not be allowed to play in India. But we still sent our team which showed lot of courage going to India in such circumstances," Bushra Aitzaz, the women's wing chairperson, said.

"The board sent the team because it didn't want the World Cup or international cricket to suffer or become a talking point," she said on a PTV sports channel.

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