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KARACHI: Pakistanon Tuesday, threatened to withdraw from next year’s World Cup in India, reacting strongly to BCCI Secretary Jay Shahdeclare that they want to play Asian Cup at a neutral location.
Pakistan is scheduled to host the next edition of the Asian Cup next year Cricket Council Asiadecision of the executive board. By chance Shah is the president of the Asian Cricket Council.
After the BCCI General Assembly meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday, Shah in an informal meeting of reporters said that “India will play the Asian Cup at a neutral venue.”

Sources close to PCB Chairperson Ramiz Raja indicated that one of the options they were considering following Shah’s announcement was to withdraw from the ICC World Cup of more than 50 in India.
“PCB is now ready to make tough decisions and play tough as they are also aware that ICC and ACC events will face commercial debts and losses if Pakistan doesn’t play against India in these multi-team events,” a senior PCB source told PTI on condition of anonymity.
India plays against Pakistan at global or continental events but has not been to the neighboring country since the 2008 Asian Cup. The last time Pakistan went to India for a short six-match bilateral white ball series was in 2012.
PCB, when contacted, declined to give an official response to Shah’s statement.
“We have nothing to say at the moment but yes we will look into things and address this at appropriate forums such as the ICC board meeting in Melbourne next month,” a spokesman said. said.
However, it is known that PCB Chairman Raja and other senior officials were very upset with Jay Shah’s announcement that India will not go to Pakistan next year and decided to make some hard decisions. snake now.
“PCB officials were surprised at the timing of Jay Shah’s statement as there is still almost a year left before the Asian Cup is held in Pakistan in September 2023,” said an insider.
He said the PCB was aware that the issue of India going to Pakistan for the Asian Cup had been raised in the BCCI General Assembly but did not expect any announcement or statement on the matter at this time.
“PCB is wondering about the possibility of Jay Shah making a statement that the ACC will seek to move the Asia Cup for the UAE out of Pakistan as the hosting rights are awarded by the ACC executive board and not the Chairman”, PCB source speak.
PCB may withdraw from ACC . membership
PCB sources say that Raja will send a strong letter to the ACC on the matter and will request an urgent meeting of the ACC board to be convened in Melbourne next month to discuss the statement. by the Shah.
The insider also revealed that the PCB has decided to look at several options and will not accept any disruption to its hosting rights.
“One option being considered would be to withdraw from the ACC as the PCB believes that the ACC was established to promote and develop cricket in the region and strengthen solidarity among member states. But the ACC President will making statements like this, Pakistan left in the body also has no effect,” he added.

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