We will not visit India for T20 World Cup if they don’t travel Pakistan for Asia Cup: PCB
By: PTI | Karachi |

Published: January 25, 2020 6:31:24 pm


PCB CEO Wasim Khan stated they will not ship their group to India for the 2021 T20 World Cup if the BCCI gained’t ship its group to Pakistan for the Asia Cup T20. (Screengrab)

PCB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wasim Khan on Saturday stated they will not ship their group to India for the 2021 T20 World Cup if the BCCI gained’t ship its group to Pakistan for the Asia Cup T20 in September this 12 months.

“If India doesn’t come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, we would also refuse participation in the 2021 T20 World Cup there,” Khan advised reporters in Lahore.

The senior Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official dismissed studies that PCB had given up Asia Cup internet hosting rights to BCB in alternate for Bangladesh sending its group to Pakistan.

“The hosting rights have been given to us by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and we can’t just hand them over to anyone. We don’t have that authority,” he stated.

Khan, nevertheless, conceded that because of points with India at present two venues are being thought of for internet hosting the Asia Cup.

India has not toured Pakistan since 2008 whereas it has additionally not performed a full Test bilateral sequence with Pakistan since 2007 because of strained political and diplomatic relations. Pakistan did visit India in 2012 to play a brief limited-overs sequence.

Cricket specialists say the principle hurdle to Pakistan internet hosting the Asia Cup will be whether or not India agrees to play within the nation because of safety points.

Khan additionally confirmed {that a} safety delegation from Cricket South Africa can be visiting Pakistan in February to take inventory of the safety state of affairs as Pakistan has invited the Proteas for a three-match T20 sequence in Pakistan in March-April after the Pakistan Super League.

Referring to the visit of ICC Chief Executive to Islamabad and Lahore earlier this week, Khan stated PCB would attempt to get internet hosting rights of a minimum of three ICC occasions between 2023 and 2031.

He additionally stated that Marylebone Cricket Club can be sending its group to Lahore to play 4 matches and the group would come with distinguished gamers equivalent to Moeen Ali, Kumar Sangakara and Ravi Bopara.

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