Mumbai Asia’s biggest cricket tournament Asia Cup has started. This time the Asia Cup is being hosted by Pakistan and is being played in Pakistan and Sri Lanka under the hybrid model. Because whichever country hosts a tournament in cricket. The name of that country is written on the jerseys of the teams participating in the tournament. But in Asia Cup 2023, Pakistan’s name is not written on the jerseys of the teams. Many former players and fans of Pakistan have raised questions on the board regarding this.
Former players and fans raised questions: Pakistan Cricket Board and Asian Cricket Council are facing criticism from former players and fans for not having Pakistan’s name on the jerseys of the teams participating in the Asia Cup. Regarding this, former Pakistani player Rashid Latif shared some photos from his X account and raised questions on Pakistan Cricket Board and Asian Cricket Council.
Pakistan Cricket Board gave the answer: After continuous criticism by former players and fans, Pakistan Cricket Board has answered this question. PCB said that the Asian Cricket Council had taken the decision only after the Asia Cup held in Sri Lanka last year that the name of the host team will not be mentioned along with the Asia Cup logo on the jerseys of the teams. However, fans and former players are not satisfied with this response of the board and are continuously criticizing the board.
Former Pakistani player gave the reason. Apart from the reply of Pakistan Cricket Board, according to a report of PTI, a former Pakistani player has clarified the main reason for this while not disclosing his name. The former player said that ACC President and BCCI Secretary Jai Shah is the reason for this. Considering the poor relations between the two countries, BCCI might have thought that it would not be right to have Pakistan’s name on the Indian team’s jersey in the Asia Cup.
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