File picture of R Ashwin.© BCCI
India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has shared his views after stories emerged that the Pakistan cricket crew isn’t “comfortable” enjoying among the taking part groups at particular venues throughout the 2023 ODI World Cup in India, together with Afghanistan in Chennai and Australia in Bengaluru. The impasse over the Asia Cup staging has ended and now Pakistan are anticipated to journey to India for the World Cup in October-November. Talking about Pakistan’s reported request for a change in venues, Ashwin opined that it will be thought of by ICC provided that the aspect makes any “valid security reasons”.
It is value noting that ICC is but to announce the schedule of World Cup 2023.
“Pakistan’s interesting request to switch venues. The fixture now is, Pakistan playing Australia in Bangalore and Afghanistan in Chennai. They want the venues interchanged. Only if there is a security reason, ICC will consider these requests,” mentioned Ashwin on his YouTube channel.
“Pakistan, in their request letter itself, have mentioned that conditions will favor Afghanistan in Chennai. So, by changing venues, it plays into an advantage for Pakistan. So, I highly doubt that ICC will heed to this request. Maybe if Pakistan have given some valid security reasons, then it might be shifted,” added the veteran India participant.
Playing Afghanistan in spin-friendly Chennai would imply dealing with the likes of Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad, who did properly for Gujarat Titans within the 2023 Indian Premier League. Meanwhile, circumstances in Bengaluru are often batting pleasant and it’s laborious to know why Pakistan would have reservations enjoying Australia on the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
(With PTI Inputs)
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