‘BCCI will look into it’:Thakur on PCB’s threat to boycott next WC in India
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur mentioned on Thursday that the BCCI will look into the matter after the assertion by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that holding Asia Cup 2023 at a impartial venue may have an effect on the Pakistan staff’s go to to India for upcoming ODI World Cup in 2023.
“It’s a matter of BCCI and the board will look into it to make comments. India is a land of sports, where not only one but many World Cups have been hosted and the next World Cup too will be hosted in India with teams from around the world participating in it. India cannot be ignored in any sector. It has contributed a lot to the world of cricket and the World Cup will be grand, historic and successful,” mentioned Thakur whereas talking on the announcement ceremony for the upcoming Khelo India Youth Games.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in an official assertion mentioned that BCCI Secretary Jay Shah’s feedback about holding the 2023 Asia Cup at a impartial venue as an alternative of Pakistan may have an effect on the nation’s go to to India for the 50-over World Cup next 12 months.
“The overall impact of such statements has the potential to split the Asian and international cricketing communities and can impact Pakistan’s visit to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and future ICC Events in India in the 2024-2031 cycle.” learn a press release from PCB.
“The PCB has famous with shock and disappointment yesterday’s feedback made by the ACC President Mr Jay Shah with regards to shifting of next 12 months’s Asia Cup to a impartial venue. The feedback had been made with none dialogue or session with the Board of the Asian Cricket Council or the Pakistan Cricket Board (occasion host) and with none ideas in direction of their long-term penalties and implications.
“After having presided over the ACC assembly throughout which Pakistan was awarded the ACC Asia Cup with overwhelming help and response from the ACC Board Members, Shah’s assertion of shifting of the ACC Asia Cup has clearly been made unilaterally. This is opposite to the philosophy and spirit for which the Asian Cricket Council was fashioned in September 1983, a united Asian cricket physique to safeguard the pursuits of its members and organise, develop, and promote the sport of cricket in Asia.
“The PCB has to date not received any official communication from the ACC on the statement of the ACC President. As such, the PCB has written to the Asian Cricket Council to convene an emergency meeting of its Board as soon as practically possible on this important and sensitive matter.”
The BCCI secretary on Tuesday utterly dismissed hypothesis of Team India travelling to Pakistan for the occasion and mentioned that the Asia Cup could be held at a impartial venue.
“We will have Asia Cup 2023 at a neutral venue. It’s the government which decides over the permission of the team visiting Pakistan so we won’t comment on that but for the 2023 Asia Cup it’s decided that the tournament will be held at some neutral venue,” Shah instructed reporters after the 91st Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was held on Tuesday in Mumbai.
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