The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have been. At loggerheads ever since they were awarded the hosting rights for the 2023 Asia Cup. India (BCCI) has been embroiled in controversy. Ever since Pakistan was awarded the hosting rights for the 2023 Asia Cup. BCCI Secretary Jai Shah, who is also the president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). Was firm in his stance that India would not tour Pakistan for the tournament. Matters between the two cricket boards heated up. When former PCB chairman Ramiz Raja warned the BCCI. That their decision could have dire consequences. As Pakistan could also withdraw from the ODI World Cup to be held in India.
On Saturday, BCCI president Shah and PCB chairman. Shetty addressed the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting. In Bahrain to discuss the issue.
Although the final venue of the event is yet to be decided. It is reported that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the tournament like last year.
According to many reports in Pakistan and international. Media outlets including Cricket Pakistan, The News. ESPNcricinfo and Geo TV, Sethi warned Shah in the meeting. That Pakistan would not take part in the World Cup if India withdrew from the September event. To be held in India in October-November.
“The PCB has taken special exception to this and ESPNCricinfo. understands that their chief Nazam Shetty on Saturday told Shah. That if India does not play Pakistan, Pakistan will consider not playing India in the 2023 World Cup.” ESPNCricinfo reported.
It is also said that Shah was surprised by Shetty’s tough stance in the ACC meeting.
“Shetty’s stance took Jai Shah by surprise as he did not expect it,” said another report.
A final decision on the venue is expected to be taken at the back-to-back meetings of the ICC. and ACC executive boards in March.