India can play Pakistan at a impartial venue throughout Asia Cup: Pakistan Cricket Board’s proposal2 min read
India can play archrivals Pakistan and different groups at a venue exterior of Pakistan throughout the Asia Cup. This is in accordance with a proposal of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the hosts of the event. PCB got here up with the proposal throughout final week’s Asian Cricket Council (ACC) assembly in Dubai.
ACC president Jay Shah, additionally the BCCI secretary, was current on the assembly whereas Arun Dhumal, the IPL chairman, represented India. However, no determination has been taken but concerning the venues for the India video games. The BCCI had made it clear after final 12 months’s Annual General Body Meeting that the Indian group is not going to journey to Pakistan for the Asia Cup as a result of the central authorities wouldn’t give clearance.
If India reaches the ultimate, the sport may also must be held exterior of Pakistan
“The proposal to play India games at a neutral venue (outside Pakistan) has been proposed by the Pakistan Cricket Board. They haven’t informed the BCCI about which the neutral venue will be. The ACC hasn’t taken any decision on it. It will be discussed during the next meeting. There are logistics and financial implications too. At the same time we don’t know whether the official broadcaster will agree to this move because they will need another crew in another country,” an official, who attended the assembly, stated.
Also, it’s unclear if the groups, apart from Pakistan, will likely be open to taking part in India at one other venue.
Once the BCCI determined that the Indian group wouldn’t journey to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, the then PCB chairman, former cricketer Ramiz Raja, stated that if that was the case, Pakistan wouldn’t journey for the 50-over World Cup to be held in India later this 12 months.
Before travelling for the ACC assembly, present chairman Najam Sethi stated appears to strike a extra conciliatory tone, “It’s vital to see how different members (of ACC) have a look at our stance on Asia Cup.
What they assume is vital, however in the long run, we should realise how a lot clout the BCCI with its monetary energy carries in world cricket.”
PCB’s proposal is geared toward discovering a center path, the place the matches not involving India will likely be performed in Pakistan.
India and Pakistan have been grouped collectively for the Asia Cup and will play one another as much as thrice throughout the event.