- Sinchan Saha | March 30, 2023 | 10:21 am
According to a source, Pakistan said it would not participate in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, which will be held in India later this year, if the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wouldn’t let the Men in Blue play in the Asia Cup 2023.
A source claims that the Men in Green want to host their World Cup matches in either Sri Lanka or Bangladesh. The World Cup 2023 is scheduled to start in October-November this year. The Global Cricket Committee (ICC) is yet to report the nitty gritty timetable.
“Yes we are thinking that we will not travel to India for World Cup matches if the BCCI didn’t send their team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. We want Sri Lanka or Bangladesh to host our matches, we want to play there, not in India.”A PCB source told ANI.
A source claims that Pakistan will not attend the World Cup in India because they prefer Bangladesh or Sri Lanka to host their matches. A couple of days back news got through a source that India will play their Asia Cup matches at an unbiased setting and won’t go to Pakistan. India will also compete at a neutral venue if it and Pakistan make it to the final.
Sources also reported that the Pakistan team could play its ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 matches in Bangladesh rather than India, the tournament’s original host
Conversations have occurred that could see Pakistan moving their games to a nonpartisan scene and Bangladesh has been proposed as the setting because of its closeness to India.
For this year’s Asia Cup, a hybrid model is being considered. This year’s Asia Cup was originally held in Pakistan, but India is likely to play at a neutral location.
On the sidelines of board meetings in Dubai, the idea came to me. Members of the two Boards discussed India’s participation in the Asia Cup and Pakistan’s later participation in the 50-over World Cup.
However it has just been referenced as a choice and no conventional conversations have occurred regarding the matter, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has brought up that India not partaking in Asia Cup possibly affects ICC Champions Prize 2025, which will likewise be held in Pakistan.
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The six-country Asia Cup, which will be played in a 50-over design in the initial segment of September this year, has gathered India and Pakistan with a qualifier. The other group includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
The PCB was taken aback by Jay Shah’s announcement in October that the 2023 Asia Cup would be held in a “neutral” location. Under the leadership of then-chairman Ramiz Raja, the PCB promptly responded by stating that Pakistan would withdraw from the competition if it were conducted outside of the country.
According to Jay Shah, chairperson of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), India will not travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup due to security concerns. Instead, the tournament will be held at a neutral location, which will be decided in the second round of the ACC members’ Executive Board meeting.