Babar Azam and Ramiz Raja
Babar Azam and Ramiz Raja. (Photograph Supply: Twitter/Pakistan Cricket)

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has responded to ACC President and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah’s assertion of workforce India not travelling to Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023. He had additionally introduced that the match will completely be shifted to the impartial venue that hasn’t gone down nicely with the PCB. The board has launched a press release confirming that they and the ACC members weren’t consulted earlier than making a call.

“The PCB has famous with shock and disappointment of yesterday’s feedback made by the ACC President Mr Jay Shah almost about shifting of subsequent yr’s Asia Cup to a impartial venue. The feedback have been made with none dialogue or session with the Board of the Asian Cricket Council or the Pakistan Cricket Board (occasion host) and with none ideas in the direction of their long-term penalties and implications.

“After having presided over the ACC assembly throughout which Pakistan was awarded the ACC Asia Cup with an awesome help and response from the ACC Board Members, Mr Shah’s assertion of shifting of the ACC Asia Cup has clearly been made unilaterally. That is opposite to the philosophy and spirit for which the Asian Cricket Council was fashioned in September 1983 – a united Asian cricket physique to safeguard the pursuits of the its Members and organise, develop, and promote the sport of cricket in Asia.

“The general influence of such statements have the potential to separate the Asian and worldwide cricketing communities, and may influence Pakistan’s go to to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and future ICC Occasions in India within the 2024-2031 cycle.

“The PCB has to this point not acquired any official communication or clarification from the ACC on the assertion of the ACC President. As such, the PCB has now requested the Asian Cricket Council to convene an emergency assembly of its Board as quickly as virtually potential to debate this necessary and delicate matter,” PCB’s assertion learn in keeping with their press launch.

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