‘Can provide it to you in writing that India gained't go to Pakistan' – Aakash Chopra opens up on 2023 Asia Cup venue tussle

Aakash Chopra. (Picture Supply: Fb)

Group India will tackle Pakistan in each groups’ first match of the T20 World Cup 2022. The highly-anticipated conflict can be performed on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG) on October 23 (Sunday). 

Forward of the arch-rivals encounter, the cricket boards of each nations are indulged in some severe disagreement. It began when the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah, who can be the president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), mentioned that the Males in Blue won’t journey to Pakistan for the following version of Asia Cup in 2023 and that it will likely be hosted at a impartial venue. 

The above-mentioned assertion didn’t go down nicely with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as they’ve threatened to not take part within the subsequent yr’s 50-over World Cup in India. PCB additionally alleged that the choice to shift 2023 Asia Cup was taken with none session of different ACC members, which incorporates PCB chairman Ramiz Raja. 

Asia Cup won’t occur in any respect if India doesn’t take part, there isn’t any likelihood: Aakash Chopra

In the meantime, former Indian cricketer and knowledgeable Aakash Chopra has made some daring statements on the present tussle between the 2 boards.

“Asia Cup won’t occur in any respect if India doesn’t take part, there isn’t any likelihood. The Asia Cup is a minor event in comparison with the world cup. Skipping the World Cup means you’ll find yourself forgoing an enormous quantity of income that ICC shares (with the taking part nations). It’s a case of who blinks first. So I’m not taking this severely. I really feel the Asia Cup 2023 can be held at a impartial venue,” he mentioned on his YouTube channel.

He additionally said that BCCI is sort of a “large brother” to the ACC members because the Indian board is the one member of the council that doesn’t take cash however distributes it among the many different member boards.

“In fact, ACC is a consortium. However few are conscious of the truth that India doesn’t take a penny from ACC. All people takes a specific amount from the (ACC) coffer whether or not 4 million or 8 million however India finally ends up distributing their quantity as an alternative,” Chopra mentioned. “India has been enjoying the function of a giant brother in ACC. If it has been mentioned that the workforce won’t journey to Pakistan, then I can provide you this in writing that India gained’t. The Asia Cup will even be held at a impartial venue. And Pakistan will even undoubtedly come to play within the World Cup (in India)… Take all this from in writing. All this stuff are assured,” he added.