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Waqar Younis in hot water after his comments on women’s cricket

Waqar Younis tweeted to the ICC that the matches in the Women’s World Cup should be of 30-overs-per-side, reducing 20 overs from each competing side.

cricket Updated: Jul 02, 2017 10:30 IST
Waqar Younis attracted a lot of heat on Twitter due to his statements.
Waqar Younis attracted a lot of heat on Twitter due to his statements.(Getty Images)

Former Pakistan cricket team head coach Waqar Younis was forced to clarify his opinion which he had shared with the International Cricket Council (ICC), suggesting a reduction in the number of overs per side for Women’s matches in World Cup tournaments.

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A few days ago, Waqar tweeted to the ICC that the matches in the Women’s World Cup should be of 30-overs-per-side, reducing 20 overs from each competing side. While Waqar did not elaborate further on his proposal, his tweet proved to be enough to attract ire from others on social media.

The former Pakistan skipper, who is considered to be one of the best fast bowlers produced by the country, was criticised on social media by many fans who thought Waqar was discriminating and unjust in his comments.

However, Waqar put out another tweet on Saturday to clarify what he actually meant.

Meanwhile, though the Pakistan men’s cricket team was able to create history in England when they lifted the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the women’s team is struggling to find their feet. In the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, Pakistani Women have so far lost to South Africa Women (by 3 wickets) and to England Women (by 107 runs with the D/L method).