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‘Hurting our brand’ – Ramiz Raja slams Pakistan vs Ireland TV coverage, compares it to club cricket | Sporting News India

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Pakistan lost the inaugural T20I match against Ireland. Ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024, the Green Shirts have had their preparatory tournaments started. Babar Azam & Co. are on a mission in Dublin, for a three-match T20I series. 

In the inaugural T20I, Ireland chased the 183-run target set by Pakistan, on the penultimate ball of the run chase. Pakistan would need to win the remaining two matches of the series to clinch the bilateral series. 

The Green Shirts, however, staged a remarkable comeback in the second T20I as they chased down 194 runs and clinched the tie by 7 wickets. 

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What did Ramiz Raja say about Pakistan vs Ireland coverage?

Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja has raised his concern over the quality of the match coverage and broadcast in the three-match T20I series against Australia.

Raja claimed that the broadcast was below par and not fit for a team of Pakistan’s stature as he compared it to the level of club cricket. He even cited Pakistan’s rivals India’s example while claiming that the Men in Blues would have never agreed to play such a series had the coverage quality been so sub par.

Speaking to reporters he said, 

The coverage of Ireland vs Pakistan is very poor. These matches are appearing as some club matches. I’m sure India would never have played the series against Ireland or allowed such coverage for their matches. This is hurting our brand.

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What next for Pakistan?

Pakistan will aim to win the third T20I on Tuesday and seal the fate of the series in their favour.

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