“We will visit India for Men’s ODI World Cup 2023” PCB chairman Najam Sethi clarifies his board instance for marquee event

Najam Sethi

As they say, even though you may use grandiose language, your cricket diplomacy and money incentives actually work, and if you keep these two factors in mind, BCCI is far superior to PCB.

Men in Blue won’t be traveling to Pakistan for the Asia Cup in 2023, according to several reports quoted by Pakistani media, and the latter won’t be traveling to India for the Men’s ODI World Cup in 2023, which isn’t accurate at all.

Najam Sethi clarified this in his most recent press release, saying that although he had not made any such declaration, he had not ruled out the possibility of neutral venues holding the Asia Cup in 2023.

“At no stage during Thursday’s media interaction, did I give any reference to the ICC or made any remarks on the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, which is scheduled in October,” said Sethi, via the statement.

“This matter has not been mooted or discussed at any ICC forum so far.”

Things have turned pretty ugly between BCCI and PCB in last few months for Asia Cup where every day some new statement comes from media fraternity of both countries.

It is clear that, India will be playing its Asia Cup games at neutral venues whether it is Qatar or UAE and the remaining teams will play their matches in Pakistan.

If India successfully qualifies for Asia Cup final, the last match of the marquee event will be played at a neutral venue.

Whether matches will be played in Pakistan or not, arch rivals will be up against each other thrice in this ongoing year where they will play twice in Asia Cup followed by 50 Over World Cup held in India.

All the meetings held between BCCI and PCB hasn’t been fruitful, so the match which will be played between these two will generate another excitement from both sides of players on the middle.