The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah dropped a bomb concerning the Asia Cup 2023 as he introduced that India won’t tour Pakistan for the continental match and it’ll happen at a impartial venue.
The choice of shifting the venue hasn’t gone effectively with Pakistan Cricket Board as their chairman Ramiz Raja has now threatened India to drag out of the 2023 ODI World Cup which is ready to happen in India subsequent yr.
“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 must face industrial liabilities and losses if Pakistan doesn’t play India in these multi-team occasions,” a senior PCB supply advised PTI .
For the unversed, India and Pakistan don’t play bilateral collection in opposition to one another. In truth, India made their final go to to Pakistan again in 2008 and the bilateral cricket ties between the arch-rivals have been suspended since then.
The 2 neighbouring nations, nevertheless, nonetheless face one another on the ICC and ACC occasions. Their clashes are at all times high-intensity with followers the world over keeping track of the match.
On being requested concerning the choice of Jay Shah concerning the Asia Cup 2023 venue, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson declined to reply, stating:
“Now we have nothing to say in the mean time however sure we’ll take a look at issues and take up this matter at acceptable boards just like the ICC board assembly in Melbourne subsequent month.”
Pakistan to drag out of ACC?
The PCB sources additional acknowledged that Raja will quickly ship a letter to the Asia Cup Council (ACC) on the problem, demanding an emergency assembly of the board in Australia subsequent month to debate Jay Shah’s choice.
“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 had been awarded by the chief board of the ACC, not the President,” the PCB supply acknowledged.
“One possibility into consideration shall be to drag out of the ACC because the PCB believes the ACC was shaped to advertise and develop cricket within the area and forge unity among the many member nations. However the President of the ACC goes to provide statements like these, there isn’t any use for Pakistan to stay within the physique.”