Srinagar: Former cricketer and current Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja has made PCB’s position clear on if India doesn’t travel to Pakistan for Asia Cup, next year.
The 2023 Asia Cup is scheduled to be held before the ODI World Cup next year in Pakistan.
Ramiz said that PCB’s stand is firm on the matter, if India decide not to travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup.
“Our position is blunt that if they (Indian team) come then we will go to the World Cup, if they don’t come then let them do it. Let them play without Pakistan. If Pakistan does not participate in the World Cup scheduled in India next year, who will see it? We will adopt an aggressive approach, our team is showing performance, we have defeated the biggest business-making cricket team in the world, we have played the final of the T20 World Cup. I have always said that we have to improve the economy of Pakistan cricket and that will only happen when our team performs well, we have done it in the 2021 T20 World Cup. Beat India, we beat India in the Asia Cup, Pakistan cricket team has beaten the board of billion dollar economy twice in one year,” Ramiz Raja was quoted as saying by Urdu News.
Pertinently BCCI Secretary Jay Shah who is also Asian Cricket Council President had said that India will not travel to Pakistan and the event would be moved to some other country.