Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has hit back at the statement of BCCI Secretary and Asian Cricket Council President Jay Shah regarding the Asia Cup 2023. He has termed Jay Shah’s statement as childish. Let us tell you that during the recently held BCCI annual meeting in Mumbai, it was decided that the Indian team will not travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup.
On this matter, now former Pakistan player Shahid Afridi said that this is a childish act of BCCI. He said that such statements should not have come from the BCCI before the match between India and Pakistan during the T20 World Cup. Regarding the tour of India and Pakistan in the year 2003, he said that if India had come to Pakistan, then our relationship would have been stronger with it. Cricket has strengthened the relationship between the two countries. The more cricket is played, the stronger the relationship between the two countries will be.
Jay Shah’s statement regarding Asia Cup yesterday
Regarding the Asia Cup 2023, Jay Shah had given a statement that the match between the two countries would be played outside Pakistan. However, he made it clear that the Indian team cannot travel to Pakistan. It was only after this statement that the Pakistani player criticized the BCCI’s decision by questioning it. At the same time, the Pakistan Cricket Board had also threatened that it would withdraw from the World Cup to be held in India in the year 2023. The Pakistan Cricket Board says that the Indian team should also travel to Pakistan with the spirit of sportsmanship.
Afridi said that if Pakistan’s demands are not being met, he should consider withdrawing from the ACC. He said that the ICC also has a greater role in this. If India doesn’t come, then the Asia Cup shouldn’t happen either. If India does not come, then Pakistan will also consider leaving. We should also be heard.
Only these matches are held between India and Pakistan
Let us tell you that the bilateral series between India and Pakistan is currently closed. In ICC tournaments or any other important tournament, matches are played between the two teams. The two teams meet only during ICC tournaments such as the World Cup or the Champions Trophy. In this episode, Pakistan will come to play the World Cup in India next year. The Indian team will also have to go to Pakistan to play in the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in the year 2025. Let us tell you that the last bilateral series between the two countries was in the year 2012-13. During this, the Pakistan team came to India for the three-match ODI series.