The controversy over internet hosting rights of the Asia Cup 2023 continues, with there nonetheless be no settlement over the place the continent event will happen. Though Pakistan maintain the internet hosting rights for the event, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is unwilling to ship its staff to the nation. As the talks proceed, the choice has reportedly been postponed to March. A report, nevertheless, additionally steered that every one the taking part nations (within the Asia Cup) have been requested to hunt authorities clearance to journey to Pakistan for the event. However, the PCB has come out firing on all cylinders, suggesting no such discuss was held in the course of the meet.
Issuing a strong-worded assertion on the ‘report’, PCB steered that not one of the members have indicated any intention to hunt authorities clearance for his or her participation within the Asia Cup in Pakistan.
In its assertion, Pakistan Cricket Board wrote: “Cricinfo, in its story under the headline Decision on Asia Cup venue postponed to March 2023, stated: ‘In addition, all ACC members are believed to have been asked to seek their own government’s positions on whether their teams can travel to Pakistan.’
The PCB wishes to clarify that no such matters were raised in the meeting, nor did any member indicate any intention to seek government clearance for playing in Pakistan. Sri Lanka has recently visited Pakistan in 2017 and 2019, while Bangladesh has toured Pakistan in 2020.
In the 2023-2027 Future Tours Programme (FTP), which has been agreed and announced by all ICC Members, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have confirmed their tours to Pakistan.”
As per a report in PTI, The ACC is anticipated to shift the Asia Cup from Pakistan and determine on an alternate venue in March. On this suggestion, nevertheless, PCB chief Najam Sethi has reportedly instructed Jay Shah that his nation “will not forgo the hosting rights of either the Asia Cup or the Champions Trophy in 2025”. On high of that he additionally added: “If the BCCI cannot get clearance from its government for the Asia Cup, Pakistan will also not travel to India for the (ODI) World Cup.”
The impasse on the matter is anticipated to be damaged in March, with the event anticipated to be held in September this 12 months.
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