Najam Sethi while explaining the status of #AsiaCup2023 has explained that a decision is likely soon. It is worth mentioning here that owing to political reasons, India has refused to play this year’s edition of the tournament in the host country i.e. Pakistan.
Decision On #AsiaCup2023 In Two Weeks, Najam Sethi
Geo.tv reported Najam Sethi as saying that there is no final decision for now and that PCB expects a decision within the next two weeks. The media house also reported a unknown source as saying that most of the member countries intend to finalize a solution that is both amicable and timely so that teams are able to prepare for the #ICCODIWorld Cup23.
The source was also quoted as saying that Pakistan won’t travel to India for the world cup matches if India decides not to tour the country for this year’s event. It is also being reported that PCB has suggested a similar hybrid model for future events like the Champions Trophy 2025 and T20 World Cup 2026.
The ACC source was further quoted as saying that, “Najam Sethi firmly presented Pakistan’s strong case to host the Asia Cup 2023 in a hybrid version, which allows India to play its matches at a neutral venue. ACC officials assured PCB that no decision as regards to relocating the Asia Cup has been made, and that all media stories in this regard were speculative and baseless. Najam Sethi reminded ACC officials that the BCB and SLC, in separate emails to the ACC, have already expressed their willingness to play first round matches in Pakistan.”