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Decision on Asia Cup venue postponed to March 2023

A last resolution on whether or not Pakistan will host the 2023 Asia Cup is now anticipated in March, after an Asian Cricket Council (ACC) assembly in Bahrain failed to achieve a breakthrough. They will meet once more in a month’s time, across the subsequent set of ICC conferences.

The uncertainty across the 2023 Asia Cup started in October when the ACC president, and BCCI secretary, Jay Shah mentioned it will be held in a neutral venue as a result of India cannot journey to Pakistan.
The PCB took particular exception to that and ESPNCricinfo understands that on Saturday their chief Najam Sethi informed Shah that if India do not play in Pakistan, Pakistan will think about not taking part in in India for the 2023 World Cup.

This has led to the impasse which wants revisiting in March when the ICC and ACC conferences happen one after the opposite. The points throughout tournaments, within the PCB’s views, are the identical, whether or not it’s the Asia Cup, the 2023 World Cup or the 2025 Champions Trophy, to be staged in Pakistan. Depending on what occurs in these March conferences – and the PCB is more likely to go in once more with the identical stance – a call could also be left to the Pakistan authorities to take a name on.

In addition, all ACC members are believed to have been requested to hunt their very own authorities’s positions on whether or not their groups can journey to Pakistan.

After years of isolation following the 2009 assault on Sri Lanka’s crew bus in Lahore, Pakistan has returned to internet hosting worldwide cricket usually over the past three years, with practically all full members (apart from India) visiting the nation for red- and white-ball cricket.

Pakistan-India ties have deteriorated over time because of stormy political relations between the 2 nations. India and Pakistan haven’t performed one another in a bilateral collection since 2012-13, when Pakistan toured India for a limited-overs collection. Their encounters have been restricted to ICC and ACC occasions, and whereas the Indian males’s crew has not performed any match in Pakistan since 2008, Pakistan final travelled to India for the 2016 T20 World Cup.

The PCB is intent in its stance of internet hosting the 2023 Asia Cup with Sethi saying in January, “whatever the stance is, it will be according to the interests of Pakistan.”

The ACC govt board additionally accepted the inclusion of groups from Japan and Indonesia within the ACC pathway tournaments and ratified ACC’s calendar of activities for the monetary years 2023 and 2024.


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