‘Smartwatch’ controversy needless: Ramiz Raja

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KARACHI: Former Test captain Ramiz Raja says the “smartwatch” controversy was unnecessarily created by media during the Pakistan and England Test match at Lord’s. ICC’s Anti-Corruption officials rapped the Pakistan team for two of its players, Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam, wearing Apple smartwatches on the field on the first day of the match.
“I think it was an unnecessary controversy because this is not something new,” Raja told the “Jang” newspaper in London. He pointed out that during the one-off Test against Ireland in Malahide earlier this month, he had in fact inquired from Asad as to why he was wearing a smartwatch and he responded by saying that it was too keep a tab on his fitness and timing.

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