PCB Offers New Two-Phase Plan to Host 2023 Asia Cup:
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has put forth a proposal regarding the hosting of the upcoming Asia Cup 2023, considering that India is contemplating a venue shift to the UAE, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka.
According to the proposed plan, the tournament divided into two phases. The first phase will be conduct in Pakistan, excluding the matches involving India, while the second phase will take place at a neutral venue.
As per the plan, all participating teams, except India, will play one match in Pakistan during the first phase. In the second phase, all teams, including India, will play their remaining matches in the UAE.
The proposal deliberated with all members of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), who will present it to ACC President Jay Shah for a final decision.
It is important to note that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has declined to send their team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, citing security concerns. They have expressed interest in hosting the tournament at a neutral venue.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has responded firmly and prepared to take appropriate action by not participating in the ODI World Cup 2023, scheduled to held in India in October.
Earlier this week, reports from India indicated that the ACC had decided to relocate the event, originally planned to be held in Pakistan, to Sri Lanka due to India’s unwillingness to visit Pakistan. However, a sports journalist in Sri Lanka has confirmed that the Sri Lanka Cricket Board has not received any communication from the ACC or other cricket boards regarding the hosting of the event.
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