The debate about Pakistan’s participation in the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023 has finally come to an end as the Ministry of Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs have given them permission to travel to India. And the much-awaited game between India and Pakistan will now be played on October 14
The Ministry of Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs released a press on their official website in which they said that Pakistan have always tried to not mix sports with politics. They also believe that the political tensions between India and Pakistan should not stand in the way of sports.
“Pakistan has consistently maintained that sports should not be mixed with politics. It has, therefore, decided to send its cricket team to India to participate in the upcoming ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. Pakistan believes that the state of bilateral relations with India should not stand in the way of fulfilling its international sports-related obligations,” a source was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.
Pakistan have deep concerns about the security of its cricket team: Pakistan government
Meanwhile, after the India vs Pakistan match was shifted to October 14 instead of 15, the contest between Pakistan and Sri Lanka also shifted to October 10 from 12. However, it will Pakistan more time to prepare for the two contests. The press release also said that while India refused to send its team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, Pakistan have shown a constructive and responsible approach to sending its team to India.
“Pakistan’s decision shows its constructive and responsible approach vis-à-vis India’s intransigent attitude, as the latter had refused to send its Cricket Team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. Pakistan, however, has deep concerns about the security of its cricket team. We are conveying these concerns to the International Cricket Council and the Indian authorities. We expect that full safety and security of the Pakistan Cricket Team will be ensured during its visit to India,” the press release added.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Abey yeh kaisa wc hai jiske liye abhi tak richest board se schedule hi nhi decide hora hai🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Adeel 🎗️ (@AdeelGhani9) August 6, 2023
No need say them to stay there , Nobody cares them.
— A.Ashwal (@Ashwal7A) August 6, 2023
Good news for cricket, Pakistan always extended a good gesture it's India using terrorism mantra to keep things dirty !
— Abbas Khan (@Abecas1987) August 6, 2023
Yeh toh hume kab se pata tha..Since one year we Indians are saying this..Ind will not travel to Pakistan and Pak will definitely come to India😂😂.. Since 1 year this things was the constant despite all the bull shit news..Lo ho gaya naa wohi
— Rohit Jaiswal (@RohitJa98837448) August 6, 2023
PCB be like pic.twitter.com/lZRl2Hh6Ng
— DHRUV🇩🇪 (@Being_Dhruv_) August 6, 2023
As they have other options 🤦😉
— ok (@mrpraveenn) August 6, 2023
Aukaat aukaat ki baat hoti hai. 2025 champions trophy me India nhi jaane wala aur 2025 champions trophy Pakistan me hogi bhi nhi 🤭🤪😂
— Ayush Anand (@crictopher014) August 6, 2023
Koi or option tha unke pass 🤣🤣
— Vikas Yadav 🇮🇳 (@imvikasyadav_) August 6, 2023