The upcoming Asia Cup 2023 is already gaining a lot of eyeballs over the ongoing controversy. After Jay Shah, ACC President made it clear ahead of the emergency meeting that the Men in Blue will not travel to Pakistan for the continental tournament, the PCB Chief Najam Sethi has given a big statement. Sethi has threatened that Pakistan will pull out of the ODI World Cup, set to be held in India later this year if India does not come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, staying firm at former PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja’s statement.
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Amid the ongoing controversy, former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has also hit out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The former Pakistan cricketer lashed out at the Indian board, for not playing in Pakistan.
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“Nahi aate toh bhaad mein jaye. Hume koi farak nahi padte. Aao khelo, khelte kyu nahi hai? Bhaagte hai (India can go to hell if they don’t want to come to Pakistan to play cricket. Pakistan do not need India to survive. Why is India afraid to play against Pakistan? They know if they lose to Pakistan, their public will not spare them),” said the ex-cricketer at a private event.
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The 2023 Asia Cup is scheduled to take place in September this year. It is to be noted that Pakistan also has the hosting rights of the ICC Champions Trophy 2025.
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