“India coming to Pakistan and Pakistan going to India would not rely both on the BCCI or PCB. So, PCB cannot give any assurance to ICC about its participation within the world occasion.
“It’s the Pakistan authorities that can give approval similar to in case of BCCI, it might solely come to PCB topic to authorities clearance,” an ICC board member aware of developments instructed PTI on Wednesday.
Pakistan are prone to play India in Ahmedabad with the majority of their matches anticipated to be held in southern India cities like Bengaluru and Chennai.
In the meantime, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is all however set to shift the Asia Cup to Sri Lanka after many of the member nations determined to reject the ‘Hybrid Mannequin’ concept floated by PCB chairman Najam Sethi.
In line with the proposal, Pakistan would have performed all its matches in Pakistan with India taking part in their video games in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
Nonetheless, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have expressed their reservations about travelling backward and forward between Pakistan and UAE ought to they qualify for the Tremendous Fours.
An ACC supply confirmed that if the match is shifted to Sri Lanka, Pakistan is not going to take part within the occasion.
“Mr Sethi did attempt to persuade the members that ‘Hybrid Mode’ will be commercially extra viable however I can let you know that it’s a logistical nightmare for cricketers of different nations travelling between Pakistan and UAE each second day.
“The ACC would request Pakistan to maintain their internet hosting rights but when they do not agree then the continental championship will likely be a five-team affair,” the ACC supply added.