Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi will reportedly demand a “written assure” of India’s participation within the ICC Champions Trophy 2025 scheduled to be performed in Pakistan earlier than taking a name on whether or not Pakistan ought to journey to India for the ODI World Cup later this yr.
The ODI World Cup is about to start from October 5 and it’s being learnt that BCCI have shortlisted Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata because the venues which may host matches of the Pakistan staff. The much-anticipated India-Pakistan match may very well be organised on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Notably, PCB had proposed a “Hybrid mannequin” for Asia Cup 2023 however the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) which is being led by Jay Shah who can be the secretary of the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not agreed to the identical. A report carried by PTI claims that Sethi will probably be flying to Dubai for a gathering with the ACC and Internatioanal Cricket Council (ICC) members.
“Sethi has lately met with some authorities officers and likewise obtained recommendation from them on whether or not Pakistan ought to play within the Asia Cup if it’s not held in Lahore and Dubai as proposed by the PCB underneath its hybrid mannequin plan to the ACC,” a dependable supply as per a PTI report stated.
In addtion, the supply reckons that Sethi will make it clear that Pakistan will not participate in Asia Cup 2023 if the event is moved in another country.
“Sethi is predicted to make it very clear to the ACC members that both they settle for Pakistan’s hybrid proposal or the PCB is not going to participate within the competitors this yr whether it is moved from Pakistan.”
The PCB Chairman just isn’t prepared to just accept any extra delay for the ODI continental event which was held within the UAE final yr in teh T20 format and was received by Sri Lanka.
Aside from the Asia Cup saga, Sethi can be clear that until India assure it is participation within the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy, they can not decide to taking part in the ODI World Cup.