Asia Cup 2023 most probably will be shifted to UAE or Qatar: BCCI Source

When it comes to the Asia Cup 2023, relations between BCCI and PCB are deteriorating rapidly because the media on both sides is fabricating stories to suit their own agendas.

If India decides not to come to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup, Men in Green won’t be going there at the end of the year, according to a story from Pakistani media.

The Men in Green will undoubtedly visit India for the Men’s ODI World Cup in 2023, according to Indian media, despite BCCI’s decision not to journey to Pakistan for the Asia Cup due to security concerns.

However, new statement from inside BCCI sources have taken this news to different media outlets where they stated ” Entire Asia Cup will be scheduled in Qatar or UAE so all the reports, that you are hearing that Asia Cup will be played in Pakistan partially is not true at all. You will hear official announcement very soon regarding this news”

“As far as Pakistan playing its Asia Cup games in Pakistan is concerned, the budget for the tournament is passed by the Asian Cricket Council. If ACC says that it’s not a commercially viable proposition to hold Asia Cup in two countries, how can Pakistan play its games at home. ACC, for all you know, might not pass the budget,” the BCCI source added.

Frankly if you analyze, PCB’s decision to not participate in World Cup is ideally not possible as the board is not quite strong financially so for them saying no to the world cup in India they will face heavy sanctions from ICC and financial implication is another factor that might dent the image of PCB in the cricketing world.

Pakistan Cricket Board might lose support from other cricket board if they deny their participation from 2023 World Cup scheduled in India.

Asia Cup 2023 is all set to be played in the month of August-September with a world cup match to be played in October later this year.