Union Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur has mentioned India is a serious energy on the earth of sports activities and no nation can overlook the nation. He was responding to a question about remarks of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja that if India doesn’t come for Asia Cup, Pakistan will not go for 2023 World Cup to be hosted by India. “Watch for the correct time. India is a serious energy on the earth of sports activities & no nation can overlook India,” Thakur mentioned.
Ramiz Raja says that if India do not play the Asia Cup in Pakistan, Pakistan will not play the World Cup in India subsequent yr.#Cricket pic.twitter.com/8IizhYGN2E
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Earlier in October, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had indicated that Asia Cup might be held at a impartial venue. After Shah’s remarks about holding Asia Cup at a impartial venue, PCB issued a press release it could possibly influence Pakistan’s go to to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 “The general influence of such statements has the potential to separate the Asian and worldwide cricketing communities and may influence Pakistan’s go to to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and future ICC Occasions in India within the 2024-2031 cycle,” PCB mentioned, Following PCB’s assertion, Thakur had mentioned that India will host the 2023 WC with all groups.
“It’s an inner matter of BCCI and it’ll deal with the difficulty well. Now we have not carried out something flawed but whereas internet hosting worldwide tournaments earlier than. Now we have hosted World Cup efficiently earlier than and all groups participated fortunately. We’ll host the match subsequent yr and all groups will play in it,” Thakur had mentioned in October.
BCCI President Roger Binny additionally mentioned that touring Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023 isn’t the board’s name, however they are going to depend on the federal government’s choice.
“That’s not our name. We can not say the place our crew has to go. We have to take clearance from the federal government if we depart the nation, or different international locations come right here. We can not take that call on our personal, we’ve got to depend on the federal government,” Binny had mentioned.
2023 will mark the primary time ever that India will host the marquee cricketing occasion by itself. It co-hosted the 1987 World Cup with Pakistan and the 1996 World Cup with Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The match made its return to India in 2011 when it co-hosted it together with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. India additionally emerged victorious within the 2011 version of the match.