Pakistan able to play in India however…, PCB says this to ICC


India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2023: Pakistan able to play in India however…, PCB says this to ICC (file picture)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Greg Barclay and CEO Geoff Allardice are in Lahore to hunt ensures from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that it’s going to not push for implementing a hybrid mannequin for its matches within the ODI World Cup in India later this 12 months, PTI reported quoting insiders.

The duo additionally sought assurances from PCB on the Pakistan group’s participation within the World Cup in India. PCB chief Najam Sethi has reportedly agreed to it. However, he indicated that if the Pakistani authorities does not give clearance or has safety considerations about sending the group to India, PCB may ask the ICC to carry Pakistan’s matches at a impartial venue.

“Naturally neither the ICC nor the BCCI want such a situation since Pakistan’s unequivocal participation in matches in India would guarantee the success of Indo-Pakistan matches and also the tournament itself,” he mentioned.

Another supply mentioned this was the first motive why BCCI secretary Jay Shah was nonetheless reluctant to simply accept the hybrid mannequin for the Asia Cup and help having three or 4 matches of the match in Pakistan and the remaining video games in UAE or Sri Lanka.

Pakistan are the hosts of the Asia Cup and Sethi has mentioned repeatedly that if the match is moved to at least one impartial nation from Pakistan, it won’t participate within the competitors. He has additionally hinted that if Pakistan did not get to host some Asia Cup matches it may have an hostile bearing on the World Cup as nicely.

Earlier, Sethi mentioned that the group won’t journey for the World Cup in India if the Rohit Sharma-led facet does not go to Pakistan for the previous Asia Cup. The ICC and World Cup hosts, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are involved with the hybrid mannequin being pushed by Sethi.

Although the hybrid mannequin has been prompt by Sethi for the Asia Cup which precedes the ICC occasion, the priority stays that after accepted for the regional occasion the PCB may also then ask the ICC to implement it for the World Cup with regards to Pakistan enjoying in India, he defined. The ICC officers try to work as a bridge between the PCB and BCCI and resolve the excellent points pertaining to the Asia Cup and World Cup.

(With inputs from PTI)

Nilesh Desai
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