The deadlock over the hosting of the Asia Cup 2023 between India and Pakistan might put the broadcasting rights of the tournament in jeopardy. Notably, India has made it very clear that their players will not travel to Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023 due to political conflicts between both countries.
In response, Pakistan has been extremely adamant against BCCI. PCB Chief Najam Sethi has repeatedly reiterated that his country is capable of conducting a safe tournament and has all the rights to conduct the Asia Cup.
However, fresh reports have confirmed that broadcasters are not happy with the ongoing tussle between two heavyweights in South Asia. It is not possible to imagine Asia Cup without India versus Pakistan, clash. This is the understanding on which the agreement is based and without it, the agreement goes awry, the source-based report stated.
Meanwhile, a recent report on the matter stated that Asia Cup 2023 might take place in Pakistan and UAE, as the latter is likely to host Indian matches. Reports hint that India is expected to play all its matches in UAE and if Men in Blue qualifies for the final match, the summit game will schedule in UAE.
A report published in Outlook, India has cited PCB officials stating there is a force de majeure clause in the Asia Cup participating nations agreement. This clause allows for the shifting of the tournament. But the clause completely depends on the host of the country.
Notably, India moved the Asia Cup to the UAE because of elections in India, but the current case is completely different as the host country, Pakistan is not of the opinion to move the venue.