PCB reiterates its position on moving the next Asia Cup to a neutral location. Najam Sethi wishes to speak with ACC President Jay Shah.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), led by new CEO Najam Sethi. Refused to reconsider its stance on moving the 2019 Asia Cup to a neutral location. The board is thought to be willing to discuss the issue with the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), but theres no formal confirmation of whether such a meeting is plan or not.
According to sources, PCB chief Najam Sethi is eager to see ACC President Jay Shah and was also present at the ILT20 opening ceremony, although the BCCI secretary did not attend. As a result, the meeting to discuss the future of the Asia Cup could not take place on that day.
The tournament is rumor to be move to the UAE, however the Pakistan Cricket Board is oppose to the move. After successfully hosting teams such as Sri Lanka, Australia, England, and New Zealand, they are now eager to host the Asia Cup because it will provide them with much-needed exposure and clarity regarding whether or not they are infrastructure-ready to host the next edition of the ICC Champions Trophy.
Meanwhile, the BCCI has declined to travel to Pakistan for the tournament’s 16th edition.
They want to boycott the tournament if Pakistan hosts it in Pakistan. Former PCB president Ramiz Raja earlier responded to Jay Shah’s statements, and also stated that the Men in Green will not participate in the forthcoming ODI World Cup in India if India does not show up for the tournament being held in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Najam Sethi recently met with ACC’s Tosith Perera to discuss the situation and sought an early board meeting. Sethi recently went on Sports Tak and state that he is eager to see Jay Shah and address the problem.