Salman Butt
Salman Butt. (Picture Supply: ARIF ALI/AFP through Getty Photos)

Former Pakistan batter Salman Butt has stated that India’s transfer to shift the following yr’s 50-overs Asia Cup at a impartial venue doesn’t come as a shocker by any means as they have been by no means actually eager on taking part in a bilateral sequence in Pakistan. He additionally claimed that every one of Pakistan’s earlier invites to India for taking part in of their nation have gone unheard. 

It so occurred that after Jay Shah was re-elected because the Board of Management for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) secretary on the 91st Annual Normal Assembly (AGM) on Tuesday, October 18, he instantly made an enormous assertion that the Indian crew wouldn’t be touring to the neighbouring nation to take part within the continental match.

Pakistan have invited them however they do not wish to play: Salman Butt

“Pakistan have invited them however they do not wish to play. They need to’ve accepted the invitation, however what can we are saying about it? Their stand has been agency on the identical for a very long time. In addition they do not wish to play bilateral sequence at impartial venues. Different groups additionally performed bilateral towards Pakistan within the UAE. India play Pakistan in World Cups, Asia Cups,” Butt stated whereas talking on his YouTube channel.

“If they’ve the coverage of not taking part in Pakistan, there is no motive to get shocked or frightened. If they do not wish to play, you possibly can’t drive them. There is no such thing as a level in taking part in at a impartial venue. That is all due to politics. So no have to get shocked or frightened. The least you would do just isn’t play the World Cup, or ask for a impartial venue,” he added.

Aside from Butt, Pakistan batting icon Saeed Anwar and veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi have additionally criticized the BCCI for planning to take the Asia Cup 2023 internet hosting rights away from their nation. In the meantime, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly additionally warned BCCI of the extreme penalties that the latter should face for making such a choice.

PCB has hinted that if its Asia Cup internet hosting rights are taken away then Pakistan would possibly pull out of the 2023 50-overs World Cup slated to occur in India or demand it to be organized at a impartial venue.