Anurag Thakur
Anurag Thakur. (Photograph Supply: Hindustan Instances)

The heated battle between India and Pakistan over internet hosting the Asia Cup and the World Cup subsequent 12 months goes on because the Union Minister of Sports activities, Anuraj Thakur has now opened up on the matter. Pakistan is scheduled to host the Asia Cup 2023 and ACC Chairman, Jay Shah lately revealed that India won’t journey to the neighbouring nation. He as a substitute talked about that the event might be shifted to a impartial venue. 

The messages from Shah disillusioned the Pakistan Cricket Board and the board cleared the ACC Council Chief didn’t seek the advice of PCB or the ACC Council Members earlier than coming to a conclusion. The prolonged assertion additionally included that Shah’s feedback might affect Pakistan’s go to to India for the 2023 World Cup getting curbed down. 

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

India shouldn’t be ready to take heed to anybody: Anurag Thakur

Responding to the assertion from PCB, Thakur concluded that the World Cup 2023 will happen in India with all the worldwide nations collaborating and felt India’s contributions can’t be ignored. He added that the house ministry will take a name on the safety issues in Pakistan. 

“The ODI World Cup may even happen subsequent 12 months in India and all huge groups across the globe will participate in it. As a result of, you may’t ignore India in any sport. India has contributed quite a bit to sports activities, particularly cricket. So, the World Cup will probably be organized subsequent 12 months, and will probably be a grand and historic occasion. Dwelling ministry will take a call as there’s safety issues in Pakistan. It isn’t simply cricket. India shouldn’t be ready to take heed to anybody,” Thakur mentioned throughout an occasion for the announcement of the Khelo India Youth Video games.

Apparently, India will tackle Pakistan on October 23 on the MCG Floor of their first sport of the T20 World Cup 2022 Tremendous 12 Phases.