The cricket boards of India and Pakistan are determined to host the Asian Cup 2023. While the Pakistan Cricket Board wants to host the Asian Cup this time on its territory, the Indian Cricket Board has made it clear that if the Asian Cup takes place in Pakistan, he will not send his team there. In the midst of this fight between these two great Asian cricket boards, the fate of the Asian Cup hangs in the balance.
The right to host the 2023 Asia Cup rests solely with Pakistan. The Asian Cup has not been organized here for a long time. But after the BCCI booth, it is still unclear whether the Asian Cup will be held in Pakistan or moved elsewhere. Between these two options, if both together stand firm in their insistence, then the Asian Cup may have to be cancelled.
PCB chief Najam Sethi has made it clear what his stand will be at the ACC meeting to be held in March regarding the hosting of the Asian Cup 2023. He has said that he will fight for Pakistan to host the Asian Cup at all costs and if the Indian team does not send their team to the Asian Cup to be held in Pakistan then they will also not send their team to the ODI World Cup. 2023 which will take place in India. Along with this, he has also talked about having some other options. He did not say what these other options are, but it is believed that if the 2023 Asian Cup is held somewhere else due to the BCCI booth, then the Pakistani team may also refuse to be a part of this Asian Cup. .
India and Pakistan are the only two major cricket teams in Asia. After this comes the teams from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh who are not that strong at present. In such a situation, if there is no team from India or Pakistan in the Asian Cup, then all the fun of this tournament can be gritty. In such a situation, hosting this tournament may also be useless.
There is also something special that the way there is a dispute about the organization of the Asian Cup this time, it may also continue to happen in the future. That is to say, whenever there is talk of the Asian Cup being held in India, the Pakistan Cricket Board may also take a stance of not coming to India. In general, if both cricket boards stick to a similar insistence, then it is possible that the Asian Cup may not be organized in the future. Anyway, cricket is played a lot in today’s era. Especially due to franchise cricket, cricketers prefer to play for franchise teams rather than the national team. In such a situation, canceling the Asian Cup forever will not be a big decision.
So far, the PCB has not publicly spoken about boycotting this tournament if the venue of the 2023 Asia Cup is changed. That means it is possible that the PCB may agree to play the Asia Cup elsewhere. If this happens, the future of the Asian Cup may be secure. Please inform that the Asian Cup will be played in September this year. Immediately after this, the World Cup will be organized in India.