Pakistan had previously expressed their reluctance to play certain matches at specific venues, which they had raised with the International Cricket Council (ICC) at that time.
This issue was reported to be the cause of the delay in announcing the schedule. On June 27, the schedule was finally unveiled in the presence of key officials from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the ICC, and cricket legends Virender Sehwag and Muttiah Muralitharan.
During his tenure as the former chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi had also mentioned that the board had written to the ICC concerning India vs Pakistan match being held at the Narendra Modi stadium. However, despite this request, the schedule allocated the same venue for this match.
It is worth noting that after months of deliberation and discussion, the PCB eventually agreed not to host India in the Asia Cup. The Pakistan board now holds mixed sentiments regarding the tournament being played in a hybrid model.">