Pakistan has threatened to pull out of the 2023 World Cup
India won’t be traveling to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup, according to Jay Shah, general secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and the competition will take place in a neutral location.
“For Pakistan, we have stated policy that we need government clearance. As far as Asia Cup is concerned, which is supposed to be held in Pakistan next year, it will take place at a neutral venue,” Shah told reporters on the sidelines of the 91st BCCI Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai.
The last time India visited Pakistan for a bilateral series was in 2005–2006, when Rahul Dravid, the current head coach of Team India, served as captain. India did, however, visit Pakistan in 2008 to take part in the Asia Cup.
Pakistan threatens World Cup 2023 pullout
Pakistan did travel to India for a short six-match white-ball series in 2012, but in the last 10 years, there hasn’t been any bilateral cricket. The two teams have only played each other at various ICC and ACC events.
The PCB is irked as international cricket has resumed in the country with all top nations like England, Australia, and West Indies traveling there to play Tests and white-ball rubbers.
Sources close to PCB chairman Ramiz Raja indicated that one of the options that they are mulling after Shah’s statement is to pull out of the 50-over ICC World Cup in India.
However, it has been learned that the PCB chairman and other senior officials were very upset about the announcement by Shah.
Team India to clash against Pakistan on October 23rd at the MCG
On October 23, India and Pakistan’s match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the T20 World Cup would be played, making it the most predictable early-round match in ICC competitions (MCG).
On the first weekend of the tournament’s main phase, India and Pakistan square off at the venerable MCG. The stadium is scheduled to hold more than 90,000 fans for the game.
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