‘India doesn’t need money’: Kapil Dev tells Akhtar on IND-PAK series proposal

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Srinagar: Replying to Shoaib Akhtar’s idea of holding a India-Pakistan series to raise funds for the fight against Covid-19, Kapil Dev said, ‘India doesn’t need money.’

Akhtar earlier proposed that a behind the closed door cricket series should be played between arch-rivals.

“He is entitled to his opinion but we don’t need to raise the money. We have enough. For us, what is important right now is that how our authorities work together to deal with this crisis. I am still seeing a lot of blame game on television from the politicians and that needs to stop,” Dev told PTI.

Kapil said that playing right now could be risking for cricketets.

“Anyway, the BCCI has donated a hefty amount (Rs 51 crore) for the cause and is in a position to donate much more if the need arises. It doesn’t need to raise funds.

“The situation is unlikely to get normal anytime soon and organising a cricket game means putting our cricketers at risk which we don’t need to,” said the World Cup-winning former captain.

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