Preparation to organize Asia Cup 2023 without Pakistan! BCCI bluntly – play in Sri Lanka or leave

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is preparing for the Asia Cup without Pakistan. This is a move that can have a bad effect on Pakistan cricket. If there is truth in this media report and Pakistan does not participate in the continental tournament, then surely it can raise big doubts about Babar Azam & Co.’s ODI World Cup to be played in India. It is being claimed that all the ACC members have agreed to play the Asia Cup tournament except Pakistan.

Also read: Asia Cup 2023: Pakistan gets a big blow, BCCI rejects hybrid model

big blow for pakistan

In fact, Pakistan is the official host of the tournament. However, Pakistan’s difficulties have increased after India’s refusal to tour. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Cricket Board stand with India. BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who is also the president of ACC, has made it clear to other countries that they will not follow the ‘hybrid model’ suggested by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi. During his recent informal discussions with the heads of member states in Ahmedabad, Shah said that the tournament should be held in only one place – Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has also started its preparations for this.

clear message will be given

According to sources, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will get a clear message during the upcoming executive board meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). Pakistan will be clearly told in the next ACC Executive Board meeting that all the other participating nations have agreed to play in Sri Lanka. PCB will have to consider playing in Sri Lanka or walk out.

Read this also: Asia Cup 2023: Now Asia Cup can be held in this country, not in Pakistan, final decision yet to be taken

ODI World Cup will have an impact

International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Greg Barclay and CEO Geoff Allardice are currently in Lahore seeking assurances from Pakistan to participate in the World Cup. India’s rejection of touring Pakistan and refusal to accept the hybrid model could lead to the PCB boycotting the ODI World Cup in India. A report states that the PCB has reportedly informed ICC officials that their participation in the World Cup depends on government clearance.

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