India flatly refused to go to Pakistan for the Asia Cup (PC: AFP)
New Delhi: After months of confrontation and controversy, finally asia cup 2023 But there seems to be a consensus. Due to the impasse between the Pakistan Cricket Board and the Board of Control for Cricket in India, questions were being raised on the future of the tournament, but now the way for the tournament to be held is almost clear. According to the reports, the hybrid model proposed by PCB for the tournament is certain to get the approval of the Asian Cricket Council.
There was a dispute between the cricket boards of the two countries since October last year regarding the tournament hosted by Pakistan. The BCCI had refused to send the team to Pakistan. In response, Pakistan had also threatened to protest against the World Cup. Then the PCB proposed the hybrid model.
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4 matches in Pakistan, rest in Sri Lanka
After much deliberation on this proposal given by PCB chief Nakam Sethi, now it is certain to be approved. News agency PTI quoted ACC sources as saying that on Tuesday, June 13, an official announcement will be made by the council on the hybrid model of the tournament, in which the tournament will be held in Sri Lanka along with Pakistan. The tournament is likely to be held in September.
Hearing that ACC has agreed to @pcb ‘s proposed Hybrid Model and 4 games could be held at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore. The logjam regarding WC in India and release of schedule could also be solved. Pakistan team should be traveling to India. #CricketTwitter
— Kushan Sarkar (@kushansarkar) June 10, 2023
The PCB chief had proposed four matches to be held in Pakistan under its hybrid model, while all India matches were suggested to be played in some other country. It looks fixed now. According to the report, four matches will be held in Lahore, Pakistan, in which there will be matches of Pakistan-Nepal, Bangladesh-Afghanistan, Afghanistan-Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka-Bangladesh. At the same time, the rest of the matches including India-Pakistan will be played in Sri Lanka.
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The way for the World Cup is also clear
It has been claimed in the report that with the acceptance of this proposal of Pakistan, there will be no deadlock regarding the World Cup and the Pakistani team will be ready to come to India for the tournament to be held in October-November.
The Asia Cup is on 🇵🇰🇮🇳
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) June 10, 2023
Not only this, the Pakistani board will also drop its demand of not playing against India in Ahmedabad. That is, the group match of India-Pakistan is almost certain to be held in the world’s largest stadium. With the resolution of this issue, the delay in releasing the schedule of the World Cup is also expected to end and it can be announced next week.
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