According to reports, the BCCI is eager to host the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka and has rejected PCB‘s hybrid format for the competition. The participation of Pakistan in the competition has been severely questioned as a result.
BCCI Refused to Send Team India to Pakistan
Without Pakistan, the 2023 Asia Cup is scheduled to take place. After the BCCI refused to send Team India to Pakistan, the mega event’s host country, the competition is in hot water. For the Asia Cup, the PCB suggested a hybrid format in which 4-5 games might be played in Pakistan before the competition goes to a neutral location for the second leg. However, according cricket reports, Jay Shah is determined to hold the event in one location—Sri Lanka—and the BCCI has rejected the hybrid format.
ICC Chairman are Currently in Lahore
Greg Barclay, the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), and Geoff Allardice, the CEO, are currently in Lahore persuading Pakistan to play in the World Cup. However, PCB has advised them that approval from the government is required for them to take part in the major event. We will be prepared to do so, Sethi told The Telegraph earlier this month. “If the government says that we can play in India for the World Cup despite India not touring Pakistan for the Asia Cup, then we will be ready to do so,” Sethi said.
Play in India or withdraw from the World Cup: BCCI to PCB
According to the report, the BCCI will not permit Pakistan to host its World Cup matches at a neutral site, as suggested by the PCB. The PCB and ICC had received the directive to “play in India or nothing.” The World Test Championship final in London the following week is when the World Cup schedule is anticipated to be announced.