Asia Cup 2023 : BCCI and PCB to face off at ACC Meeting next month

Asia Cup 2023 : BCCI and PCB to face off at ACC Meeting next month

India and Pakistan‘s history goes a long way back. In terms of politics, war and sport whenever it is IND vs PAK, anticipation is expected to go over the roof. In the recent past, Cricket boards of both the countries have been involved in verbal exchanges on various issues.

The most recent incident came when ACC announced the calendar of events for 2023 and 2024. As we all know, ACC is being led by BCCI’s Secretary Jay Shah and the PCB have alleged him for making decisions in favor of Indian cricket and not favoring Pakistani cricket.

The PCB has said that ACC’s cricket calendar has been made in a unilateral manner without keeping Pakistan in mind. For that reason, the PCB has called for an emergency meeting with ACC which will take place on February 4. PCB chief Najam Sethi said that it has been a long time since a board meeting with ACC took place.

He added that a lot of decisions were made in the meantime and one of them being the Calendar which they have challenged and it will be the topic of discussion when the meeting stages next month.

Turmoil between BCCI and PCB rose even more during Ramiz Raja’s tenure as the President. Both the boards got into heated exchanges when it was announced that Asia Cup 2023 will played at Pakistan. But India have showed their disagreement on Pakistan hosting the event and Jay Shah stating that it will be shifted to a neutral venue.

In response, then PCB chief Ramiz Raja suggested that Pakistan will not be traveling to India either for the ICC Cricket World cup 2023. But its been weeks since he was shown the exit door and Najam Sethi who is returning as the PCB chief will hope to sort this issue during the ACC board meeting on Feb 4.

He provided his thoughts on what will be Pakistan’s reaction if India really refuses to go to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. –  “We have to look at what we can do but we can’t [fight] another case, but I can say that that case wasn’t handled properly and I think we didn’t give a good fight. But eventually, even judges said that if you look through the microscope this case is in favor of Pakistan but if you see this case with a telescope this is going in India’s favor. So in nutshell, with all the nitty-gritty it’s Pakistan’s case, but then their stance was that it’s the government which isn’t allowing us. 

Will booth the boards involve in a heated altercation or will it proceed with smoothness?