Pakistani was defeated by England in their second consecutive Test match, which took place on Monday in Multan. England won the match by a score of 26 runs. During England’s first tour of Pakistan for a Test match in 17 years, they won the first match in Rawalpindi by a score of 74 runs.
These defeats come at a time when there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Pakistan’s position in the Asia Cup in 2023. In October, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said that the 2023 Asia Cup, which was originally planned to take place in Pakistan, might instead take place at a location that was not affiliated with either country.
After Shah’s comments about the Asia Cup being held at a neutral venue, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) issued a statement saying that it may have an impact on Pakistan’s travel to India for the ICC One-Day International World Cup 2023.
“The overall impact of such statements has the potential to split the Asian and international cricketing communities and can impact Pakistan’s visit to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and future ICC Events in India in the 2024-2031 cycle,” the PCB had said back then. “The overall impact of such statements has the potential to split the Asian and international cricketing communities.”
In this context, two Pakistani fans had a special message for the former captain of India’s cricket team, Virat Kohli, as he was playing in the Multan Test. During the course of the contest, they stood with signs that read: “Hi! Come on, King Kohli, and compete in the Asia Cup. You will be loved more by us than our monarch Babar ever was.”
Earlier, in response to a statement made by the PCB, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur stated that India will be the host nation for the 2023 World Cup with all participating teams. “The BCCI is responsible for handling the situation in an efficient manner as it is an internal affair.
While we have hosted a number of international competitions in the past, we have not committed any errors. We had previously hosted the World Cup, and it was a happy and successful experience for all of the teams.
The next year, we would be in charge of hosting the tournament, and all teams will participate “In the month of October, Thakur had added.
Roger Binny, the President of the BCCI, stated that the board will rely on the decision made by the government over whether or not to go Pakistani for the Asia Cup in 2023.
“That is not up to us to decide. We are unable to divulge the destination that awaits our squad. In the event that either we leave the country or visitors from other countries come here, we are required to obtain permission from the government. We are unable to make that choice on our own; rather, we are required to consult with the government “Binny had added.