Najam Sethi, Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee shared a statement on Pakistan’s Asia Cup hosting rights during the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Executive Board meeting held in Bahrain recently, and cleared it for Jay Shah that if India would not participate in September event, Pakistan will also not participate in the World Cup hosted by India in October 2023.
Sources confirmed that his statement surprised the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president. “Najam Sethi told Jay Shah that if India won’t play in Pakistan, we won’t play in India. Najam has given a clear message to the Indian counterpart, who also heads the ACC these days.”
“Sethi’s stance took Jay Shah by surprise as he was not expecting this,” a source privy to the ACC meeting told.