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BCCI vs PCB: Pakistan Cricket Board's Najam Sethi Makes BIG Statement, Says 'Remember It Is Not Just About Asia Cup' | Cricket News

BCCI vs PCB: Pakistan Cricket Board’s Najam Sethi Makes BIG Assertion, Says ‘Keep in mind It Is Not Simply About Asia Cup’ | Cricket Information

It has been nearly 5 months since Jay Shah, the secretary of the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI), introduced that the Indian cricket workforce wouldn’t be taking part within the 2023 Asia Cup in Pakistan. Regardless of this, there was no progress in resolving the impasse between the 2 nations. With solely six months remaining till the match, a brand new host for the Asia Cup has not been recognized.

Over the previous few months, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has threatened to boycott the 2023 Cricket World Cup, which is scheduled to happen in India. PCB chief Najam Sethi has supplied an replace on the state of affairs, stating that it is going to be mentioned on the upcoming Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) assembly. Sethi has additionally raised issues about India’s safety points, as many groups from world wide are presently travelling to Pakistan with out incident. He has stored all choices open, together with the potential of not attending the occasion in India.

“I’ve stored my choices open as a result of when all groups are coming to Pakistan and haven’t any points with safety. Then why is India nervous concerning the safety. In the identical means we are able to even have safety issues over sending our workforce to India for the World Cup and I shall be bringing this to the desk on the coming conferences,” mentioned Najam Sethi in a press convention.

“Clearly we don’t help this stance (by India) as a result of we wish to maintain the Asia Cup and bear in mind it’s not simply concerning the Asia Cup and World Cup it is usually concerning the Champions Trophy in 2025 in Pakistan. I had sought recommendation from the federal government and the state of affairs is that we’ve got to go by what our patron in chief tells us to do. If he says go and play in World Cup even when India doesn’t come for Asia Cup, what can we do? If he says don’t go it’s a related state of affairs for us,” he added.

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Notably, India and Pakistan haven’t performed any bilateral cricket since January 2013. India final visited Pakistan in 2008 for the Asia Cup, whereas Pakistan’s most up-to-date journey to India was for the T20 World Cup in 2016.