The PCB has called for an emergency ACC board meeting, which PCB chairman Najam Sethi has announced will take place next month.
“There has been no meeting of the ACC board for some time and a lot of decisions are being taken and we have challenged one of them,” Sethi told a press conference. “Now the good news is that we managed to persuade him to have a board meeting and I will attend it.”
Sethi returned to the PCB office last month after Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif removed Raja and his board to form a management committee to run cricket affairs. When asked whether Pakistan would take an aggressive stand against the BCCI if India refused to come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, Sethi said, “We have to see what we can do but we cannot. [fight] One more case, but I can say that case was not handled properly and I think we did not put up a good fight. But finally judges also said that if you look through microscope then this case is going in favor of Pakistan but if you look at this case through binoculars then it is going in favor of India. So in short, it is a matter of Pakistan with all the specifics, but then their stand was that it [Indian] the government which is not allowing us [to tour Pakistan],
Pakistan–India relations have deteriorated over the years as a result of stormy political relations between the two countries. India and Pakistan have not played each other in a bilateral series since 2012–13, when Pakistan toured India for a limited-overs series. Their ties have been limited to ICC and ACC events, and while the Indian men’s team has not played a match in Pakistan since 2008, Pakistan last traveled to India for the 2016 T20 World Cup.
After years of isolation following the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore, Pakistan has returned to hosting international cricket regularly in the past three years, with almost all full members (apart from India) in Red and Green. Touring the country for the white ball. Cricket. The 2022 Asia Cup (postponed from 2021) was originally to be hosted by Pakistan, but the event was eventually hosted by Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates.
The PCB has stuck to its stand of hosting the 2023 Asia Cup but Sethi was not ready to reveal the options to the board.
“All the expected discussions and what the possible options are I am keeping close to my chest for now,” he said. I don’t want to indicate anything about what my likely stand would be there. Whatever the stand, it will be according to the interests of Pakistan.