Web Desk — Jay Shah, Indian cricket board’s Secretary, has ruled out the possibility of the Indian cricket team visiting Pakistan for the 50-over Asia Cup next year. He said that they had decided to hold the tournament at a neutral venue, local media reported on Tuesday.
“Neutral venue for the Asia Cup is not unprecedented, and we have decided that we will not travel to Pakistan,” Hindustan Times quoted Shah as saying following the 91st annual general meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Shah, who is also the president of the Asian Cricket Council, further said: “It’s the government that decides over the permission of our team visiting Pakistan, so we won’t comment on that but for the 2023 Asia Cup, it is decided that the tournament will be held at a neutral venue.”
Pakistan is scheduled to host the 50-over Asia Cup in the second half of 2023 just before the World Cup will take place in India.
Earlier, Cribuzz had reported that the BCCI was open to sending the Indian cricket team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023.