Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi called an emergency meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in Bharin on Saturday that will decide Pakistan’s fate of hosting the 2023 Asian Cup. According to a source to ANI, “PCB newly elected chief Najam Sethi wants an urgent meeting with ACC chief and members and he expressed this wish in front of ACC members during ILT 20 opening ceremony in Dubai. Now the meeting will be in Bahrain and the The main agenda of the meeting is to decide the fate of the Asian Cup in 2023, whether it will be held in Pakistan or not. It will most likely be held in another country instead of Pakistan.”
ACC chairman and BCCI secretary-general Jay Shah previously stated that the 2023 Asian Cup will not be held in Pakistan and will be held at a neutral venue.
The Asian Cup was held in the United Arab Emirates last year, and it is very likely to be held again.
Qatar has also expressed interest in hosting the race as a neutral venue amid political tensions between the neighbours. It has hosted several cricket championships and franchise cricket leagues.
All eyes will be on tomorrow’s meeting, which will clear doubts about the host of the 2023 Asian Cup.
Despite the bad news for PCB, its president Najam Sethi will go to great lengths to ensure they retain custody.
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC), at the request of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi, will hold an emergency meeting in Bahrain on February 4 to discuss the venue for the 2023 Asian Cup.
The PCB and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are set to face off in Bahrain over disagreements over the ACC events calendar announcement by ACC chairman and Indian board secretary Jay Shah, which the PCB claims was made “unilaterally” without consulting the Pakistani board. .
The calendar was announced on January 5th by ACC President Jay Shah.
“There hasn’t been any ACC board meeting for a while, a lot of decisions were made and we challenged one of them. Now the good news is we managed to convince them to call a board meeting and I will attend it,” Sethi was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Tensions between the two boards have been running high under former PCB chairman Ramiz Raja, not least over the venue for the 2023 Asian Cup, scheduled to be held in Pakistan in September.
However, Shah’s announcement shortly after the BCCI meeting in October that the match would be moved to a neutral venue as India was unable to travel to Pakistan raised doubts.
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