The 2023 Asia Cup will be the 16th edition of the tournament–and the matches played will be of One-day International format. Pakistan is expected to host the marquee event. Abdur Rehman made a massive statement on Asia Cup hosting saga that ICC is “under India”–and people working there are Indians.
Earlier, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said the Indian team would not travel to their neighbouring country for the continental tournament.
“Asia Cup should not happen (in Dubai). That’s because ICC is under them. All the people who are working for ICC are Indians. India generates 60 to 70 per cent of funds. We are not in a position to say no. Even if they don’t come (to Pakistan) we should go, because we have to play cricket,” said the former Pakistani cricketer when asked why India doesn’t want to tour Pakistan.
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— Jay Shah (@JayShah) February 13, 2023
It is expected that the UAE will host the 16th edition of the Asia Cup–and the venue and dates will be announced in the coming days. The reports have suggested that both PCB and BCCI have agreed on the natural venue for the prestigious tournament. The official announcement will be made at the next Asian Cricket Council (ACC) executive board meeting in March 2023.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has also stated that if India doesn’t come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, it might also halt its plan to travel for the 2023 ODI World Cup in India. The Asian giants are hosting the ODI WC for the first time solely.
However, in the past, India hosted the prestigious tournament along with Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Rehman is a Pakistani former cricketer who played ODI and Test matches in International cricket. The 42-year-old majorly is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler but also bats as a left-handed batsman in the side.
In October 2018, he announced his retirement from international cricket. He picked up 99 wickets in 22 test matches for Pakistan.
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