After the Annual General Meeting of the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) earlier in the day on 18th October, BCCI announced that India is not going to Pakistan, where 2023 Asia Cup is set to be scheduled, and also informed that India will insist to play at a neutral venue.
The current reports are suggesting that there is a lot of grief in the PCB and PCB has called an emergency meeting and sources said that they would be sending a strong letter to the ACC on the matter to protect the interests of the Pakistan Cricket Board. PCB will look to pull out from the 2023 World Cup in India as their response to Shah’s remark.
Pakistan are set to host the 2023 Asia Cup and the 2025 Champions Trophy as per ICC’s FTP calendar. The Indian cricket team hasn’t played in Pakistan since 2008 on account of political tensions between the two nations. Sources close to PCB chairman Ramiz Raja indicated that one of the options that they are looking for after Shah’s statement is to tug out from 50 over ICC World Cup in India.
“The PCB is now ready to take laborious selections and play hardball as a result of it’s also conscious that the ICC and ACC occasions should face business liabilities and losses if Pakistan doesn’t play India in these multi-team occasions. We now have nothing to say in the intervening time however sure we are going to have a look at issues and take up this matter at acceptable boards just like the ICC board assembly in Melbourne subsequent month,” a senior PCB source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.”
“The PCB officers are stunned on the timing of Jay Shah’s assertion as a result of there’s nonetheless practically a 12 months to go earlier than the Asia Cup is held in Pakistan in September 2023. The PCB is questioning in what capability has Jay Shah given the assertion that the ACC will look to relocate the Asia Cup to UAE out of Pakistan as a result of the internet hosting rights have been awarded by the manager board of the ACC not the President.”, source added.