Jay Shah
BCCI secretary Jay Shah. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Staff India is not going to journey to the Asia Cup that’s scheduled to be held in Pakistan in 2023, as confirmed by the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah.

Earlier, it was reported that the board contemplated about sending the nationwide crew for the Asian event within the neighbouring nation, nevertheless, Shah has confirmed that India is not going to journey to Pakistan. Notably, India final toured Pakistan again in 2008 for the Asia Cup and the wait continues as talks of a ‘impartial venue’ look like on the playing cards.

India to play in impartial venue

India have been set to journey to their neighbourhood after Pakistan got the internet hosting rights of two main tournaments – the 2023 Asia Cup and 2025 ICC Champions Trophy. It’s price noting that bilateral matches between the 2 international locations haven’t taken place for practically a decade as they solely meet in ICC or ACC multi-team occasions.

BCCI has not agreed to the phrases and won’t journey to Pakistan contemplating the political tensions between the 2 nations. “Impartial venue for Asia Cup shouldn’t be unprecedented and we’ve got determined that we are going to not journey to Pakistan,” Shah mentioned.

Provided that Jay Shah is the ACC president, the organizing physique of the Asia Cup, the opportunity of the venue shifting out of Pakistan stays fairly doubtless. Curiously, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja had acknowledged final yr that BCCI runs all the ICC and not directly the PCB as nicely. PCB’s 50 p.c income share comes from the apex board, the ICC and virtually 90 p.c of ICC’s income comes from the Indian market and BCCI.

“90 per cent of the ICC funding is generated from the Indian market. In different phrases, Indian enterprise homes are working Pakistan cricket. If tomorrow, the Indian Prime Minister decides that they won’t fund Pakistan cricket, there’s a chance that the PCB can collapse,” Raja had mentioned.

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