Asia Cup 2023 deadlock over, BCCI wants PCB’s assurance to visit India for 2023 World Cup.

The deadlock for the 2023 Asian Cup ends. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is getting support from all Asian countries,…

The deadlock for the 2023 Asian Cup ends. With the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) getting support from all Asian countries, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to go ahead with the ‘hybrid’ model of the Asia Cup. However, the BCCI has imposed a new condition. It seeks a written assurance from the PCB to visit India for the 2023 World Cup in October. Follow India vs Pakistan LIVE cricket updates on InsideSport.IN.

While any official decision will not be taken until after the BCCI’s SGM on May 27, Pakistani media have reported that the BCCI is ready to tone down its tone. The BCCI was adamant that the entire Asia Cup should be shifted from Pakistan to a neutral venue. But when Pakistan hit back by threatening to boycott the World Cup, the BCCI changed its stance.

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Asia Cup 2023 deadlocked, BCCI seeks assurance from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on 2023 World Cup visit to Pakistan, BCCI SGM decision.

Now, with Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, among others, flagging the PCB’s new hybrid model, the BCCI is set to tone down the tone. At a special general meeting in Ahmedabad, the BCCI is likely to formally accept the PCB’s proposal.

Asia Cup 2023: What’s the Hybrid Proposition?

  • In the new hybrid model, the tournament will be held in two halves.
  • In the first round, all countries except India will visit Pakistan and play 4 matches.
  • In the 2nd round, they will play against India on a neutral ground.
  • UAE and Sri Lanka are the two countries that have been shortlisted.
  • But with BCCI, Bangladesh Cricket and Sri Lanka Cricket opposing UAE due to heat, the 2nd round is likely to be played in Sri Lanka.
  • A neutral venue will also host the final even if India fail to qualify.
  • When ACC officially announces the hybrid model, the schedule will be announced in late June.

Earlier, PCB chief Najam Sethi warned that unless Asian Cricket Council chief Jay Shah, who is also BCCI secretary, approves Pakistan as part-host, Babr Azam & Co will not travel to India for the World Cup.

“The situation is such that India has refused to come. We had to give up the Asia Cup. What do you want us to do? Then I will submit the same resolution to the ICJ. My point is that the ICC is not so strongly opposed to the hybrid model. They are waiting to see how it will turn out in the Asian Cup. I can’t say more than that, but I think it’s a factual position.” Najam Sethi said:

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