ICC General Manager Wasim Khan had claimed that during the World Cup 2023 to be held in India, Pakistan’s matches can be organized in some other country and discussions have taken place.
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New Delhi: Once again the swords are being drawn between the cricket boards of India and Pakistan. The tussle that has been going on since the statement of BCCI Secretary Jai Shah not to go to Pakistan for the Asia Cup last year does not seem to end. The latest case in this episode is going to happen in India. world cup 2023 About which former CEO of Pakistan Cricket Board and current General Manager of ICC has made a big claim. According to this, the Pakistani team can play its matches at a neutral venue. Now ICC and BCCI have also become active on this issue and they have rejected any such idea.
ICC GM Wasim Khan recently while talking to Pakistani media claimed that Pakistani team can play their World Cup matches outside India. At the same time, ESPN-Cricinfo has claimed in a report that during the ICC board meeting in Dubai last week, there was a discussion on moving this Pakistan match out of India and although there was no official discussion on this, but PCB has decided to Bangladesh as a venue. I suggested.
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At the same time, ICC and BCCI have rejected any such meeting and discussion. cricbuzz It has been told in the report that the ICC has distanced itself from the statement of its General Manager and made it clear that Wasim Khan’s statement has nothing to do with the ICC’s stand and the Council, along with the BCCI, will continue to strengthen the tournament. Noisy is preparing. At the same time, the Bangladesh Board official also made it clear that there was no discussion about organizing Pakistan’s matches in his country.
On the other hand, the BCCI has instructed Wasim Khan to stay within limits in this matter. In the report, the BCCI official reprimanded Wasim Khan and advised him not to behave like the CEO of PCB and clearly stated that he has no right to make any claim regarding the neutral venue.
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Ruckus going on from Asia Cup
before the world cup Pakistan The controversy that started with the Asia Cup to be held in 2015 reached the World Cup, when the PCB threatened to boycott the hosting of the tournament in India. Then recently there were reports that it has been agreed to organize the Asia Cup in a hybrid model, under which the tournament will be held in Pakistan but the matches of the Indian team will be held at a neutral venue. Now, on the same lines, the news of organizing matches of Pakistan in the World Cup has again increased this ruckus.