Saturday, December 2, 2023

Indian Cricket Board Wants Pakistan to Visit India, But Doesn’t Want to Visit Pakistan: Najam Sethi

In October 2022, Jay Shah, the president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), dropped the shocking news that the Indian team will not be visiting Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023.

When Pakistan’s management learned of this, they were incensed, and a social media argument ensued. Ramiz Raja, who was the chairman at the time, went one step further and threatened to boycott the ODI World Cup in 2023 if India decided not to play in the continental tournament or if their privilege to host was taken away.

Since that time, Jay Shah’s contact with PCB officials has not yet materialized despite their best efforts. Najam Sethi, the new head of the PCB, has nonetheless confirmed

The governing board will shortly meet after the ACC authorities decide to do so, and a decision about the Asia Cup’s future will follow.
Finally, we now have

time to meet with ACC representatives. I’ll be in Bahrain on February 4 for the ACC meeting. Currently, I’m unsure of our position; I’ll make up my mind in the meeting while keeping an eye on the circumstances, remarked Sethi.

The 74-year-old is cautious, though, and anticipates that BCCI will make more demands during the meeting. He further made fun of the Indian governing body, claiming that while it expects Pakistani players to travel to India, it never permits the Men in Blue to do so.

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