Asian Cricket Council (ACC) chairman and BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed the Indian cricket board’s viewpoint in an unofficial meeting with a few of the organization’s members in Ahmedabad that Indian Board is still firm on their decision not to travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup this year.
According to reports, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board offered the Asian Cricket Council to host the tournament. A top official of Srilankan cricket board claimed that SL has made a proposal to ACC that they are prepared to host the tournament on short notice.
“The SLC is prepared to host the Asia Cup at a short notice. The decision now is up to the ACC,” a top SLC official was quoted as saying by the Cricbuzz website on Monday.
“We will go with the BCCI,” added the SLC official. A formal meeting of the ACC is expected in the next few days.
It is to be pertinent that, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have already told the PCB that they have no issues playing their games in Pakistan. But India is not keen on supporting the hybrid model.
Now reports are coming that Asian Cricket Council likely to shift tournament in SriLanka without participation of Pakistan in the mega event.
Remember that Asia Cup 2023 scheduled to Played in Pakistan and as usual India making lame excuses by saying that Indian Team will not Travel to Pakistan for Asia Cup due to security reasons.
Pakistan decided that Asia Cup will not be shifted to a neutral venue and also proposed a hybrid model meanwhile Indian cricket board excuses itself to send its team to Pakistan for Asia Cup.
Keeping the whole situation in view Pakistan also refused to send its team and demands a neutral venue for World Cup 2023 which is scheduled to be played in India.