Once again, there are fresh reports of the Pakistan Cricket Team boycotting the ODI World Cup later this year in India. In recent times, there were fresh reports that surfaced in Pakistani media that the Men’s Asia Cup 2023 might get canceled. The reason for that is the inability of the Asian Cricket Council to hold the tournament in two nations. Apparently, India is highly unlikely to get permission to travel to Pakistan.
The Indian government might not give permission to play in the continental tournament in Pakistan. It is understood that with the 2018 edition shifted to the UAE. For the unversed, India was set to host the tournament. However, due to the security situation, the tournament was shifted to the United Arab Emirates, with India defending their title at the time. This time around, Pakistan is the host of the tournament.
However, as discussed before, India will not get permission to travel to the neighboring country. On the other hand, the PCB has been hellbent on playing the tournament albeit arranging a neutral venue for India. However, a few months back, when the PCB was led by Ramix Raja, they were hellbent on bringing the Men In Blue onto their soil. Not to forget, they also called for boycotting the World Cup if India didn’t play in Pakistan.
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— South Asia Index (@SouthAsiaIndex) May 4, 2023
However, things changed a bit after Raja was sacked and replaced by Najam Sethi. Since the latter took over, he has had a different stance. The renowned Pakistani journalist had assured that the Indian team will get to play in a neutral venue.
Asian Cricket Council isn’t willing to play the Asia Cup 2023 on two venues
Meanwhile, recent reports suggest that the ACC is finding holding the tournament in two venues financially unviable for many reasons. Also, there are reports that Pakistan might let go of the Asia Cup while India might host a five-nation tournament. Meanwhile, there are fresh reports that suggest Pakistan boycott Asia Cup.
Unnecessary politics from both sides
If Pakistan is deemed safe after an inspection by the Indian security contingent then india should travel to Pakistan and vice Versa for Pakistan
This whole episode is just creating unnecessary hatred for each other ?
— Rabin SK (@RABINSK) May 4, 2023
Ek bar decide kar lo.. aana hai ki nahin ?
— Sahil (@InsightEdge_) May 5, 2023
Babar will remain Zimbabar only then.
— Nirmal Jyothi (@majornirmal) May 4, 2023
Saale kabhi bolte h ki khelne ge. Kabhi bolte h ki boycott karenge.
Abe pahle decided kr lo. pic.twitter.com/ZuCnL6yiJv
— BETA 93K (@belowthebelt56) May 5, 2023
South Asia Index Is Your Source, That Tells How Much Credibility U Have
— ?????? ???? ?? (@iSoumikSaheb) May 4, 2023
I support pakistan for their boycott, they are doing a great job to humanity ?
Plz do it ?
— Zimbabar Azambwe (@Azam_says) May 4, 2023
Congratulations to Cricket Zimbabwe and cricket Ireland for your deserving qualification for the world cup and congratulations to PCB for your upcoming ban from ICC
— Guindy Ajax (@saman_pradhan) May 4, 2023
Pakistan can arrange own world cup with associate nations like Bahamas Croatia Rwanda Congo Senegal Honduras haiti cuba.
— Deepakgarva (@Dggarva) May 4, 2023
Yes it's a very good decision. We all support it irrespective of our borders and boundaries. It's a fact of security concern for "Indian Citizens " . Please stay on this decision and don't come to India.
— Deepakgarva (@Dggarva) May 5, 2023
W for humanity , stay there
— N??(????) (@icrynowww) May 4, 2023
Agar is news ke baad bhi Pakistan Cricket team India mein World Cup khelne ke liye aai to phir sharam ke maare doob marna tumsab.
— its_shobhits (@Shobhit_Sharma0) May 4, 2023