Srinagar: The multiple reports in Pakistan media have claimed that ACC and BCCI have accepted the PCB proposed hybrid model for the Asia Cup 2023 with Pakistan likely to host 4-6 matches in Lahore.
A report in Geo TV quoting The News report said that Asian body has accepted the hybrid model proposed by PCB head Najam Sethi in principle and without putting any extra conditions.
“The ACC has accepted Najam’s Sethi hybrid model proposal to host the Asia Cup allotted to Pakistan. According to this hybrid model, Pakistan will host four to six matches at the venue (within Pakistan) to be decided later while India will play its matches on a neutral venue,” report quoted official.
“The ACC is expected to officially announce the decision within the next few weeks. According to Sethi’s model, India’s matches will be played on a neutral venue which will be decided by the ACC member countries with mutual coordination. However, even in deciding on a neutral venue, the financial aspect will be kept at the top.”
The report quoting source further explained that for instance India or other ACC member countries want Sri Lanka as a neutral venue, Pakistan as a host country will have the right to get a proper return of Pakistan-India matches (two or three).
“These must not be less than what India Board has earned by hosting the 2022 Asia Cup matches between the two countries. The amount is estimated as over half a million dollars from the two countries’ matches,” it said.
“If the ACC assures that amount, the PCB will have no hesitation even to agree with Sri Lanka as a neutral venue for the rest of the matches,” report said.