Friday, 24 March, 2017

Imran Khan clarifies his derogatory remarks about foreign PSL players

Imran hails public enthusiasm for PSL final Imran hails public enthusiasm for PSL final
Jan Ortega | 09 March, 2017, 00:23

Imran, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, in an internal party meeting, had reportedly branded the worldwide players who came for the PSL final played in Lahore as "phateechar" (shabby).

Reham's tweet came in the backdrop of Imran Khan calling foreign players "phateechar".

"I don't even know the name of any of these so-called foreign players". It seems they just caught players from anywhere and got them here.

He argues all the eight players about whom Imran Khan used negative language are from different categories: two players are from platinum, four players are from gold and two others from diamond.

Coming to Imran's defence, Miandad, in a TV show said, "These are regular cricketing terms and every cricketer knows them". Minutes after Punjab government announced holding the Pakistan Super League final in Lahore on March 5, Imran opposed the decision, terming it "madness".

After the final, observers said Khan started nit-picking during the meeting with his party's leaders.

Khan was against the idea of hosting the final in Lahore from the beginning as he believed that the security of the country was at stake. "There were no top foreign players as they left before the final", he told his party colleagues.

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He adds that Imran Khan should be ashamed of himself as he is more affectionate with the white skin and he is impressed with the white people.

In the past too, Khan has been known to pass racist and xenophobic remarks, observers said.

In one instance, Khan praised the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan for their quick action against criminals in areas they controlled.

The PSL final was held on Sunday in Lahore midst stringent security measures. They included Englishmen David Malan and Chris Jordan, and World Cup winners Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels from the West Indies.

However, well known worldwide players, who happen to be black in the victorious Peshawar Zalmi squad--Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels-participated in the summit clash.

During the course of hearing, PTI counsel took the plea that he could not make preparation for case due to heart problem, therefore Election Commission should give him some more time.

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