The Asia Cup hosting rights for Pakistan will be decide by the ACC. It is expected that the Asia Cup would be relocated from Pakistan.
Jay Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has travelled to Bahrain to attend an Asian Cricket Council meeting to resolve the crisis surrounding Pakistan’s Asia Cup hosting rights. The meeting schedule at the request of PCB chairman Najam Sethi, following a verbal spat with the BCCI last year.
Over the previous two decades, India has had a tumultuous relationship with their neighbors and arch-rival Pakistan. The relationship between the two boards hit rock bottom after BCCI secretary Jay Shah publicly confirm that the Indian team will not be heading to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023. His comments put a black cloud over the continental event, with a change in site the most likely conclusion.
Najam Sethi blasted Shah’s decision, calling it “unilateral,” and asked the Asian Cricket Council for clarity (ACC). According to rumors, the BCCI will not modify its attitude.
The Asia Cup would most likely be move to a neutral location.
“Jay is now in Bahrain for the ACC conference. The BCCI’s position will remain unchanged. We will not be traveling to Pakistan since we have not received permission from the authorities. ” According to a BCCI source.
It is worth mentioning that previous PCB president Ramiz Raja threaten to drop out of India’s 50-over World Cup later this year. It started a war of words between the officials of the two boards, and things have only become worse in the last several months since Najam Sethi’s arrival.
There have been reports that the event might be relocated to the UAE or Sri Lanka, with the latter serving as the initial hosts of last year’s competition in the UAE. The most recent bombings in Peshawar have also exacerbated security fears in the nation, despite Pakistan recently hosting successful tours of England and New Zealand.
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