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The fate of Asia Cup 2023 will be decided soon as the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) President Jay Shah has travelled to Bahrain after an emergency meeting was called in by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi. It is to be noted that Pakistan currently holds the hosting rights for the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup.

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Ahead of the emergency meeting, BCCI Secretary and ACC President Jay Shah announced that the Men in Blue will not travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. While speaking he also confirmed that the tournament is likely to be moved out of Pakistan to a neutral venue in either UAE or Sri Lanka.

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ACC President on Tuesday (January 31) dismissed the speculation of India travelling to Pakistan. “We will have Asia Cup 2023 at a neutral venue. It’s the government which decides over the permission of the team visiting Pakistan so we won’t comment on that but for the 2023 Asia Cup it’s decided that the tournament will be held at some neutral venue,” Jay Shah told reporters after the BCCI Annual General meeting.


It is to be noted that Pakistan last hosted a tournament in 2008. It was the continental tournament in Asia Cup. Currently, Pakistan also holds the right to host 2025 ICC Champions Trophy. 

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