Cricket sport.. Saudi Arabia responds to the sports washing campaign
Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world, and it is especially popular in India, which is now in the leading position of this game.
Currently, cricket is widely played in only 12 countries at the top level, but only 3 of these countries are in good financial standing.
Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal rejects the term “sports washing” and affirms Saudi Arabia’s eligibility to host sporting events
In an interview with the “90 Minutes” program, the Saudi Minister of Sports, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, responded to the term “sports washing” and indicated that the Kingdom does not host sporting events in order to cover up human rights violations.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal confirmed that he does not agree with this term, because he believes that sport is a way to bring people together and unite people, regardless of their origin and cultural background. He added that everyone should visit Saudi Arabia and see how it is for themselves, and then they can make their decision.
With regard to the possibility of the Kingdom hosting sporting events, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal affirmed that Saudi Arabia is not perfect, but hosting helps create a better future for Saudis, and supports the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
Regarding the American report on Jamal Khashoggi, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal said that we must look at the bright side of things. Obviously, this is not a simple matter, but Saudi Arabia is striving to achieve progress in a number of areas, including human rights and economic transformation, which will benefit everyone.
The Saudi Minister of Sports responds to the term “sports washing” in the sport of cricket
And in February of 2021, the US administration declassified an intelligence report related to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018. According to the intelligence report, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved “the process of arresting or killing the journalist.” Saudi.”
This report sparked mixed reactions from all over the world, with many governments and institutions expressing their concern and criticism of this act. Here we take a look at some of those responses:
In the first official comment on the report, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia denied any involvement of the Crown Prince in the crime, and Saudi Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef said: “We refuse to classify individuals in such a way without evidence, and there is no evidence confirming the involvement of the Crown Prince in this crime.” To the sport of cricket to bring people together.
For his part, US President Joe Biden announced in an official statement that he “contacted King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and affirmed the United States’ support for relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” and Biden added that he “will work to confirm the responsibility of the parties responsible for the crime.”
The Saudi prince denies the involvement of the crown prince
The Saudi prince confirmed that there is no evidence of the crown prince’s involvement in the Khashoggi case, and the prince added to the questions that were directed to him regarding this case that there are many issues on the human level and that it is important to focus on them, and cricket is one of the most important sports.