International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Greg Barclay and Chief Executive Geoff Allardice are set to Pay two days visit to Pakistan on 30th May (Tuesday).
According to a press release issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), this will be Barclay’s first visit to Pakistan. He will also be the first ICC chairman to tour the country since former president Ray Mali’s visit in 2008.
“This will be the first time since October 2004 when both the top two ICC officials will together visit the Pakistan cricket headquarters,” the press release said, adding that Allardice has regularly visited the country — first as the ICC general manager (cricket) and then as the ICC chief executive.
The both chairman and CEO will arrive in Lahore on Tuesday morning and meet PCB Management Committee Chair Najam Sethi, PCB Chief Operating Officer Barrister Salman Naseer, and other board officials.
The current visit if icc executive bodies takes place amid the tensions between Pakistan and India, particularly in relation to the Asia Cup and World Cup cricket tournaments.
Bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan has suffered as a result of the strained political relations between the two nations in recent years. This has led to a situation where the two neighboring countries now only face each other in multi-team events held at neutral venues.
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 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.