‘Who will watch the World Cup in India if Pakistan do not participate?’: Ramiz Raja | Cricket
Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah earlier final month had stated that the Indian crew won’t be travelling to Pakistan to the Asia Cup scheduled to held in 2023 and moderately instructed that the venue shall be shifted to UAE. The comment from Shah, who can be the president of the Asian Cricket Council left PCB livid over the timing of the assertion and alter of venue. PCB chief Ramiz Raja has now damaged his silence on the matter as he addressed the difficulty in a current interview with fiery remarks.
“Neutral venue for Asia Cup is not unprecedented and we have decided that we will not travel to Pakistan,” Shah had stated final month after BCCI’s 91st Annual Normal Assembly in Mumbai. “It’s the govt which decides over the permission of our team visiting Pakistan so we won’t comment on that but for the 2023 Asia Cup, it is decided that the tournament will be held at a neutral venue.”
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Moreover the Asia Cup subsequent 12 months, as per the FTP, Pakistan are additionally scheduled to host the Champions Trophy in 2025. For the reason that return of worldwide cricket of their nation, the Champions Trophy would be the first ICC occasion to be scheduled in Pakistan.
Talking to Urdu news, Ramiz fired photographs as BCCI and the Indian crew, clarifying that if the Rohit Sharma-led facet would not come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, Babar Azam’s males will not be travelling to India for the World Cup subsequent 12 months.
“If Pakistan doesn’t take part in the World Cup scheduled in India next year, who will watch it? We have a clear stand: If the Indian team comes here then we will go for the World Cup. If they don’t come then they can play the World Cup without us. 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,” he stated.
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