No Formal Discussions At ICC Board Meet On Pakistan Playing World Cup Games In Bangladesh: Report | Cricket News

The International Cricket Council (ICC) sources on Wednesday dismissed speculations about Pakistan enjoying their World Cup matches in Bangladesh as an alternative of India because of the political rigidity between the 2 international locations, terming it a “figment of imagination”. The rebuttal got here after stories that discussions have been held in the course of the current ICC board assembly in Dubai about Pakistan probably enjoying their league video games in Bangladesh.

“No one knows if PCB chief Mr Najam Sethi has had any informal discussion with his Bangladeshi counterpart Najmul Hasan Papon but this can be said with a degree of certainty that no such discussions happened officially that Pakistan will play in Bangladesh,” an ICC board supply aware about the developments informed PTI on the situation of anonymity.

The supply did level out that procurement of visas was a difficulty that was mentioned and, opposite to conjectures comprised of the PCB’s half, the Indian cricket board has assured of all help.

“The BCCI has categorically said that there will be no problems with procurement of visas. One of the main points for a host country is that all participating nations will be given visas on time. From ICC’s part, Bangladesh is not even in its scheme of things as a co-host as of now,” the supply stated.

“Suppose Pakistan reach the semi-finals or win to play the finals, do they expect the matches to be played in Bangladesh. This is not a theatre of absurd happening,” the board member added.

The high brass in BCCI circles understands that this can be a strain put by the PCB to host your entire Asia Cup in Pakistan, which is not being seemed upon as a possible answer.

“We understand that this is a kind of pressure tactic applied by PCB because of the Asia Cup issue. But let me tell you, ultimately, Asia Cup will also be played in UAE or Qatar and probably Pakistan will also have to play its matches in one of these countries,” a BCCI supply stated.

Asian Cricket Council (ACC) chairman and BCCI secretary Jay Shah has already made it clear that India will not be travelling to Pakistan for the Asia Cup and that will probably be held at a impartial venue.

“As far as Pakistan playing its Asia Cup games in Pakistan is concerned, the budget for the tournament is passed by the Asian Cricket Council. If ACC says that it’s not a commercially viable proposition to hold Asia Cup in two countries, how can Pakistan play its games at home. ACC, for all you know, might not pass the budget,” a board supply stated.

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