The dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board has taken a new turn. Pakistan has given a big update regarding the ODI World Cup 2023 to be held in India. Pakistan wants to play the ODI World Cup 2023 in a new country instead of India.
Pakistan may play their ODI World Cup 2023 matches in Bangladesh. India is the host of the tournament, but given the political relations between the two countries, it has been discussed at the ICC level, with the Asia Cup model being seen as a solution. Pakistan is hosting the Asia Cup, but India will play its matches elsewhere.
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“No one knows if PCB chief Mr. Najam Sethi has had any informal discussion with his Bangladeshi counterpart Najmul Hasan Papon but this can be said with a degree of certainty that no such discussions happened officially that Pakistan will play in Bangladesh,” an ICC board source told PTI.
“The BCCI has categorically said that there will be no problems with the procurement of visas. One of the main points for a host country is that all participating nations will be given visas on time. From ICC’s part, Bangladesh is not even in its scheme of things as a co-host as of now.
Suppose Pakistan reach the semi-finals or wins to play the finals, do they expect the matches to be played in Bangladesh? This is not a theatre of absurd happening,” the source added.
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