The Speculations of Pakistan playing their ICC World Cup 2023 matches in Bangladesh have been ruled out by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
In a recent development, 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, some rumors have been circulating that Pakistan will play its matches of the World Cup in Bangladesh.
Earlier ICC General Manager Wasim Khan said that Pakistan is likely to play their World Cup 2023 matches at a neutral venue, not India.
Former PCB CEO and General Manager ICC Wasim Khan predicted that Pakistan could ask the ICC to organize their 2023 ODI World Cup contests outside India.
“The World Cup would remain with India, but Pakistan will compete outside the country. They will not travel to India after what happened with the upcoming Asia Cup,” he said.
“I don’t know if it would take place here on in a different country but a neutral venue is highly likely,” responded Wasim in a question regarding the likely neutral venue for India’s Asia Cup fixtures.
“I don’t think that Pakistan will play their matches in India. I think their matches will also be held at a neutral venue just like India’s Asia Cup matches,” Wasim concluded.
Today BCCI issues his statement following the ICC General Manager that, Wasim Khan should quit acting like the CEO of the PCB, a top BCCI official stated, “He has no business talking about the neutral venue.”
The BCCI called the ICC to remind Wasim Khan of his role and responsibilities as a neutral member of the organization. They have emphasized that Wasim Khan should not be promoting the interests of any particular member board and that his behavior should be consistent with his role as a neutral member of the ICC.
The ICC has yet to respond to the BCCI’s statement, but the matter is expected to be discussed at the next ICC board meeting.