We cannot go to India for World Cup if they do not journey to Pakistan for Asia Cup: Ramiz Raja
A serious showdown is within the offing as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja has warned the BCCI that the Pakistan cricket crew will not journey to India if the Males in Blue pull out of Asia Cup. Pakistan is scheduled to host the 2023 Asia Cup. Board of Management for Cricket in India’s secretary Jay Shah has already confirmed that Crew India will not be touring Pakistan.
Ramiz Raja has put his foot down and stated that India can play World Cup with out Pakistan if they do not take part within the match that Sri Lanka gained in September. “If Pakistan does not participate within the World Cup scheduled in India subsequent 12 months, who will watch it? We’ve a transparent stand: If the Indian crew comes right here then we’ll go for the World Cup. If they do not come then they will play the World Cup with out us,” Raja advised Urdu news.
“We will adopt an aggressive approach. Our team is showing performance. I’ve always said we need to improve the economy of Pakistan cricket, and that can only happen when we perform well. In the 2021 T20 World Cup, we beat India. We beat India in the T20 Asia Cup. In one year, the Pakistan cricket team defeated a billion-dollar economy team twice.”
Shah, who additionally heads the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), stated final month that India wouldn’t journey to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, and that the match itself can be shifted to a impartial venue.
The following 50-over World Cup is scheduled to be performed in India. Flagship tournaments are alleged to be held in Pakistan because the nation is scheduled to host the forthcoming version of the Asia Cup in 2023 adopted by the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy.
BCCI president Roger Binny stated earlier this month that the choice on Crew India travelling to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023 is just not in BCCI’s palms and the federal government takes a choice.
As for Asia Cup, the previous 2 editions of the match have been performed in UAE and it seems set to be moved out of Pakistan. In 2018, the BCCI had the internet hosting rights however could not host it. In 2022, Sri Lanka had the internet hosting rights however the match was as soon as once more performed in UAE.
The Males in Inexperienced lasted performed in India in the course of the 2016 T20 World Cup. Owing to the soured political relations, bilateral cricket stays suspended between India and Pakistan who play one another solely in multi-team tournaments.