Published: October 19, 2022 4:20 PM IST
By India.com Sports Desk | Edited by Debayan Bhattacharyya
Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board has issued an official statement on Wednesday that the board has been deeply ‘disappointed’ with ACC President Jay Shah’s latest comment, when he said that the India vs Pakistan in next year’s Asia Cup in Pakistan will be held at a neutral venue. PCB has further added that this statement will also impact the Men in Green’s participation in the 50-0ver World Cup, which will be held in India.
This what the PCB has to say:-
“The PCB has noted with surprise and disappointment yesterday’s comments made by the ACC President Mr Jay Shah with regards to shifting of next year’s Asia Cup to a neutral venue. The comments were made without any discussion or consultation with the Board of the Asian Cricket Council or the Pakistan Cricket Board (event host) and without any thoughts towards their long-term consequences and implications. After having presided over the ACC meeting during which Pakistan was awarded the ACC Asia Cup with an overwhelming support and response from the ACC Board Members, Mr Shah’s statement of shifting of the ACC Asia Cup has clearly been made unilaterally. This is contrary to the philosophy and spirit for which the Asian Cricket Council was formed in September 1983 – a united Asian cricket body to safeguard the interests of the its Members and organise, develop, and promote the game of cricket in Asia. The overall impact of such statements have 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. 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.”
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Published Date: October 19, 2022 4:20 PM IST
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