In the latest development, according to reports from PTI, Greg Barclay, the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), and Geoff Allardice, the CEO of ICC, are scheduled to meet with Najam Sethi, the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The purpose of this meeting is to address various issues concerning Pakistan’s participation in the upcoming ICC World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in India in October and November.
The discussions surrounding Pakistan’s potential refusal to travel to India for the ICC World Cup have been making headlines recently. Pakistan has maintained a firm stance that if India does not travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, they might consider boycotting the World Cup. However, Najam Sethi has expressed a resolute position, stating that Pakistan would be willing to play their World Cup matches in Bangladesh instead.
Recently, there was a report indicating that Pakistan had agreed to travel to India for the World Cup. However, the ongoing controversy surrounding the venue for the Asia Cup seems to have complicated matters and potentially influenced the situation.
In an effort to resolve the ongoing issue and bridge the gap between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), ICC officials have made the decision to travel to Pakistan. Their objective is to facilitate discussions and find a resolution that satisfies both parties.
It has been reported that the officials are hesitant about the proposition of relocating India versus Pakistan matches to Bangladesh, as it would be detrimental to the reputation and interests of the BCCI and the ICC. They believe that such a move would result in negative publicity and have undesirable consequences.
The anticipation for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 is mounting, as we draw closer to the highly awaited pinnacle of the sport. Scheduled to commence on 5th October, the tournament is set to be held in India, promising a thrilling spectacle for cricket enthusiasts worldwide. With a total of 47 matches anticipated, cricket fans can look forward to a festival of the game.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has diligently shortlisted 12 venues for the tournament. These include Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Rajkot, Bengaluru, Delhi, Indore, Mohali, Guwahati, and Hyderabad, showcasing the diverse locations across the country that will host the matches.
Among the numerous exhilarating encounters, India versus Pakistan clash holds a special place, serving as the centrepiece of the tournament. With the match set to take place in India, the excitement surrounding this particular encounter is bound to reach new heights.