Srinagar: Unlike others, former Pakistan all rounder Abdul Razzaq has said that shifting Asia Cup to Dubai from Pakistan is best option for cricket.
In the recent Asian Cricket Council (ACC), meeting Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and BCCI officials held meeting in Bahrain but both parties failed to reach a breakthrough as the final verdict on the Asia Cup venue is further postponed to March.
Reacting to the recent developments, Razzaq opined that a change of venue for the Asia Cup is ‘good for cricket’.
It’s good for cricket. And for cricket promotion. India-Pakistan games only happen in ICC tournaments. If Asia Cup has been shifted to Dubai, then it’s best option. It’s good for cricket and cricketers,” Razzaq told Geo News. ‘It doesn’t happen like this. This has been on for years. If the two boards sit across table and chat, it would be great. Both boards should solve this issue,’ Razzaq added.
The hosting rights for the Asia Cup 2023 were earlier allotted to Pakistan. The forthcoming edition of the Asia Cup is scheduled to take place in September this year.
The ACC is likely to shift the Asia Cup from Pakistan around the next round of ICC meetings in March. If the tournament is moved out, Sethi-led PCB has reportedly informed BCCI secretary Shah that Pakistan will not send its team for the 2023 World Cup to India.