Former PCB chairman Ramiz Raja earlier said that the Pakistan cricket team will not travel to India for the 50-over World Cup if the Men in Blue do not reach Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup. Pakistan is scheduled to host the next edition of the Asia Cup next year as per the Asian Cricket Council’s executive board’s decision. Notably, Indian Cricket Board secretary Jay Shah has said that India would prefer to play the Asia Cup at a neutral venue.
Now Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria took a cheeky dig at PCB. He said Pakistan should first resolve their own issues before talking about the Indian Cricket Board. He also said that it will not affect India if the Men in Green decide to not take part in the upcoming 50-over World Cup
“The PCB officials have said that they will take a call regarding the Asia Cup. But I feel that the Indian Cricket Board should ask PCB to focus on fixing their own issues first. Only after that should India agree to talk to the Pakistani board. There is no point in meeting them if the PCB refuses to agree to those terms. The Indian Cricket Board should just tell them, ‘If you don’t want to come, then don’t come.'” Kaneria said on his YouTube Channel.
We have to see what the other board’s position is: Najam Sethi
Meanwhile, the new PCB chief Najam Sethi said that they will follow whatever the government decide. He said that he would speak with the officials of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) regarding the Asia Cup.
“We will obey whatever the government would suggest to us and we will seek the government’s advice when the time arrives, similar to the last time I was the chairman. As far as the Asia Cup is concerned, I will go to ACC (Asian Cricket Council) and see what the situation is and we’ll take a decision that is in the better interest of the game.” Sethi was quoted as saying.
“We have to see what the other board’s position is, we have to play cricket with everyone, and we will not take any step which can cause any isolation.”