WATCH: Ramiz Raja says Australians play without aggression against India to save IPL contracts

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Ramiz Raja pointed out the change in the attitude of Australian cricketers while playing against India due to money. He said Australia don’t play with an aggressive approach against India because of the Indian Premier League (IPL) contracts.

Ramiz further talked about the pressure international cricketers have to save their IPL contracts which brings them a lot of money. “Australians have changed their DNA because of money, they play against India happily and without aggressive approach,” he said while speaking to ARY News.

“International cricketers have pressure as now they want to save their IPL contracts where they receive a lot of money plus add-ons,” the newly appointed PCB chairman added.

Ramiz’s comments came after New Zealand and England pulled out of the Pakistan tour recently. While the Kiwis abandoned the tour due to security concerns, England cited the mental wellbeing of their players as the reason behind the decision.

“New Zealand ran away and England followed the same suit. They both have done wrong against us,” the ex-Pakistan cricketer said.

Ramiz said that Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan was disappointed over the cancellation of these tours, and he told him, “They did wrong over not touring but it’s their choice. We don’t have to give more explanations as it is not our mistake, they are at a loss.”