Earlier right this moment (October 18), the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah advised reporters that India is not going to journey to Pakistan, the place 2023 Asia Cup is all set to be performed, and in addition confirmed that India will play at a impartial venue. In retort, the latest studies are suggesting that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will attempt to boycott the 2023 World Cup in India as their response to Shah’s remark.
Pakistan are set to host the 2023 Asia Cup and the 2025 Champions Trophy as per ICC’s FTP calender. Indian crew hasn’t performed in Pakistan since 2008 as a consequence of political tensions between the 2 nation’s. And now Shah’s assertion has additional raised the tensions between Indian and Pakistan cricket.
A senior PCB supply has revealed that PCB goes to protest in opposition to Shah’s feedback within the subsequent ICC board assembly scheduled in Melbourne subsequent month.
“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 should face business liabilities and losses if Pakistan doesn’t play India in these multi-team occasions. We now have nothing to say in the intervening time however sure we are going to have a look at issues and take up this matter at acceptable boards just like the ICC board assembly in Melbourne subsequent month,” a senior PCB supply mentioned as quoted by Information 18.
There is no such thing as a use for Pakistan to stay within the physique: PCB supply
Many Pakistani followers and former cricketers, together with Saeed Anwar and Shahid Afridi are reacting to Shah’s assertion angrily. The previous iconic opener, in his latest tweet, said that PCB ought to be seeking to demand for a impartial venue for the scheduled 2023 one-day World Cup in India. The previous Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi additionally took a dig at BCCI secretary on October 18. Afridi said that each nations’ relationships have improved within the final 12 months and now Shah’s assertion proves the dearth of cricket administration expertise in India
When glorious comradery between the two sides previously 12 months has been established that has created good feel-good issue within the 2 international locations, why BCCI Secy will make this assertion on the eve of #T20WorldCup match? Displays lack of cricket administration expertise in India
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) October 18, 2022
And now, PCB supply has additionally confirmed that they do not perceive the timing and on what foundation Shah has given the assertion and can think about pulling out of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) physique.
“The PCB officers are stunned on the timing of Jay Shah’s assertion as a result of there’s nonetheless practically a 12 months to go earlier than the Asia Cup is held in Pakistan in September 2023. 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 have been awarded by the manager board of the ACC not the President.
“One choice into consideration shall be to tug out of the ACC because the PCB believes the ACC was fashioned to advertise and develop cricket within the area and forge unity among the many member nations. However the President of the ACC goes to present statements like these, there isn’t a use for Pakistan to stay within the physique,” the PCB supply added.