Ramiz Raja, the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), stated on Friday that Pakistan may contemplate withdrawing from the Asia Cup 2023 if the country loses the privilege to host the tournament as a result of the Indian cricket team’s decision not to visit Pakistan.
Jay Shah, the secretary of the BCCI, indicated earlier in October that the Asia Cup would be conducted at a neutral venue, putting an end to any rumours that Team India would travel to Pakistan for the event. Jay Shah also confirmed that the Asia Cup would take place.
On the sidelines of the Pakistan vs. England test match that was being played in Rawalpindi, Ramiz was overheard saying something to the effect that “it is not as if we do not have hosting rights and we are asking to host it.” “We triumphed in a just and honest contest and won.
They are not going to come if India does not come first. Should Pakistan be disqualified from the Asia Cup, it is possible that we may forfeit our participation “he added.
Earlier in the month of November, Ramiz Raja made the statement that Pakistan will not travel to India to compete in the 50-over World Cup in 2023 if India decides to skip the Asia Cup that will be held in Pakistan the following year. The Asia Cup will take place in 2019.
“We have a very straightforward attitude, which is that if they (the Indian squad) come, then we will go to the World Cup, but if they do not come, then they should do it themselves. Let them compete without taking into into Pakistan.
Who will watch the World Cup if Pakistan does not compete in the tournament that is slated to take place in India the following year? We will take a more aggressive stance, our team is performing well, we have triumphed over the cricket team with the highest revenue-generating potential in the world, and we have competed in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup “Friday, Ramiz gave an interview to the media in Pakistan.
“I have always said that we need to strengthen the economy of Pakistan cricket, and the only way that will happen is if our team performs well. Fortunately, we were able to accomplish this goal in the 2021 World Twenty20.
We defeated India in the Asia Cup, and the Pakistan cricket team has now triumphed over the country with the billion-dollar economy twice in a single calendar year “he continued.
Following Shah’s comments regarding the Asia Cup being held in an impartial location, the PCB issued a statement in which they said,”
The overall impact of such statements has the potential to cause a rift within the Asian and international cricketing communities. It also has the potential to have an effect on Pakistan’s trip to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and on future ICC Events in India during the cycle that runs from 2024 to 2031.”
After the PCB made its announcement, the Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur confirmed that India will be the host nation for the 2023 World Cup with all participating teams.
The Minister of Sports has stated that India is unconcerned about any potential danger and that this will not prevent them from hosting the tournament.
“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 Pakistan 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. Because we are unable to make that choice on our own, we are forced to rely on the government “Binny had remarked.
After that, the captain of the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma, stated that his team would focus on the Twenty20 World Cup and adhere to the rules that were established by the highest governing body for cricket in India. He was referring to the comments that BCCI secretary Jay Shah made regarding India’s travel to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup.
“My main concern right now is the World Cup. We will base our actions on whatever decision the BCCI makes “During his remarks at a news conference held prior to the high-stakes match against Pakistan, Rohit stated the following.
The most prestigious cricketing competition will be held in India for the very first time on the subcontinent for the entire year of 2023. It shared hosting duties with Pakistan for the World Cup in 1987 and again in 1996, along with Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
In 2011, India once again played a role in the organisation of the tournament, this time as a co-host alongside Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In the 2011 round of the competition, India was also successful and took home the trophy.
Also, major events are supposed to be conducted in Pakistan because the country is set to host the next edition of the Asia Cup in 2023 and then the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025. Both of these tournaments are supposed to take place in Pakistan.
After a terrorist attack on a Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009, tours of Pakistan by international cricket teams were cancelled. It wasn’t until 2015 that the country once again welcomed visitors from other countries on international tours.
Since then, several different teams, including England, Australia, Zimbabwe, and Sri Lanka, have travelled to Pakistan to compete in bilateral cricket series.