Thursday, March 30, 2023

Pakistan will pull out of Asia Cup if ACC shifts match attributable to India’s objection: Ramiz Raja

Pakistan will pull out of the Asia Cup if Asian Cricket Council decides to shift the match, PCB chairman Ramiz Raja stated on Friday.

In October, Asian Cricket Council president and BCCI secretary Jay Shah had stated that India is not going to journey to Pakistan subsequent yr for the 50-over Asia Cup occasion after which PCB had threatened to tug out of the World Cup scheduled to be held in India.

Speaking to the media personnel through the second day of the primary Take a look at in opposition to England, Ramiz stated Pakistan wouldn’t settle for the Asia Cup being moved out of Pakistan solely as a result of India couldn’t tour the nation.

“If that is the case if India cannot come to Pakistan, then we also have the option of not playing in the Asia Cup at all,” he stated.

India had final toured Pakistan within the yr 2008 for the Asia Cup ODI occasion.

Ramiz had earlier threatened that Pakistan may not tour India for subsequent yr’s World Cup if India continued to keep away from touring Pakistan for any cause.

“Yes that is also there. We have options before us because frankly speaking, I don’t see the point of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) awarding us hosting rights of the Asia Cup when India is not going to come.” He famous that the Asia Cup would lose a number of income if India versus pakistan matches are usually not held.

The previous Pakistan captain stated that as a participant, he had toured India and bought a number of respect and love from the Indian individuals and even after retirement he went there as commentator for IPL matches.

“Something needs to be done about this impasse but we look at this way that the Asia Cup is a multi-nation event and not a bilateral series between Pakistan and India. The two teams have been playing against each other in ACC and ICC events so why are there any problems for India to play in Pakistan.” He identified that each one large groups had been now taking part in in Pakistan and each effort was made to make them really feel snug and provides them one of the best state degree safety.

“I don’t know what will happen if India will come or not but we don’t want the tournament moved out of Pakistan. If that happens, we will look at pulling out of the event altogether,” he added.

Ramiz additionally stated that the BCCI began this concern by giving a press release India wouldn’t tour Pakistan and he was compelled to reply.

India has not performed any bilateral Take a look at cricket with Pakistan since 2007 whereas their final bilateral white ball collection was held within the winter of 2012.

The BCCI will want sanction from the Indian authorities in an effort to journey to Pakistan.

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