The Asia Cup is to be held in Pakistan next year while the ODI World Cup is to be held in India a few months after that.
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India and Pakistan have seen some great matches on the cricket field in the last one year. Be it T20 World Cup or Asia Cup, both the teams have given tough competition to each other. In such a situation, the fans are eager to see more matches between India and Pakistan. Now there is no bilateral series between the two. In such a situation, there is a chance to see them clashing in Asia Cup or ICC tournament only. But now due to the relations between the two countries, there is a danger of closing this door too. The head of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Rameez Raja, has also given a shout about this.
The controversy started after a statement by Jai Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, just before the T20 World Cup 2022, continues. In October, after the BCCI Annual General Meeting, Jay Shah had said that the Indian team would not tour Pakistan for the Asia Cup next year and hence the Asia Cup would be held at a neutral venue. Since then there has been a ruckus. Then the head of the Pakistani board Rameez had also threatened that if this happens, his team will not go to India for the 2023 World Cup.
‘Who will watch the World Cup without us?’
Although there is a lot of time in Asia Cup 2023 and World Cup 2023, but Rameez Raja has once again raised this issue and this time in an attempt to show himself more strict, Rameez Raja has given the BCCI a lot of trouble that his No one will watch the World Cup by going. Talking to Pakistani media, Rameez Raja said,
If Pakistan does not participate in the World Cup next year in India, then who will watch (the World Cup)? Our stand is clear – if the Indian team comes here (for the Asia Cup), we will go for the World Cup. If they don’t come, they can play the World Cup without us.
cried for his plight
The PCB boss, however, also spoke about the condition of his board and said that they need to be financially strong. Talking about taking an aggressive stand, Rameez Raja said, our team is doing well. I have always said that we have to improve the economic condition of Pakistan cricket and this can happen only if we play well. We had defeated India in the 2021 World Cup. We had defeated Pakistan in the Asia Cup as well. Pakistan cricket team has defeated billion dollar economy 2 times in a year.