Ramiz Raja, the Pakistan Cricket (PCB) chief has declared that the Babar Azam-led facet will not journey to India for the ODI World Cup 2023 if Workforce India do not go to their nation for subsequent 12 months’s Asia Cup, which is scheduled to be performed in Pakistan. The assertion from Raja comes after BCCI secretary Jay Shah introduced that the Males in Blue won’t journey to the neighbour nation to soak up the Asia Cup 2023. Jay Shah, who can be the president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) final month stated that the Indian crew won’t journey to Pakistan for the Continental championship and demanded that the occasion be moved to a impartial venue.
Shah’s remark had ruffled some feathers in Pakistan then and PCB requested the Asian Cricket Council to convene an emergency assembly.
Within the newest improvement, the PCB chief as soon as once more reiterated his stance on the tussle.
“If Pakistan would not participate within the World Cup scheduled in India subsequent 12 months, who will watch it? We’ve got a transparent stand: If the Indian crew comes right here then we are going to go for the World Cup. If they do not come then they will play the World Cup with out us,” Raja instructed Urdu Information.
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“We are going to undertake an aggressive strategy. Our crew is exhibiting efficiency. I’ve all the time stated we have to enhance the economic system of Pakistan cricket, and that may solely occur once we carry out properly. Within the 2021 T20 World Cup, we beat India. We beat India within the T20 Asia Cup. In a single 12 months, the Pakistan cricket crew defeated a billion-dollar economic system crew twice,” he added.
The ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023, to be hosted by India, would be the thirteenth version of the 50-over World Cup. India shall be internet hosting the quadrennial event for the fourth time in its historical past and it’s extremely unlikely that the mega occasion shall be moved in another country.
Notably, Pakistan and India don’t play bilateral cricket and solely meet in world tournaments or multi-team occasions since 2013 as a result of strained political tensions between the 2 international locations.
India’s final journey to Pakistan was for the 2008 Asia Cup, whereas Pakistan’s final go to to India was for the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup. The 2 groups final performed one another on the 2022 Males’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne on October 23. (With IANS inputs)