Contrary to misleading allegations in Pakistani media, BCCI secretary Jay Shah will not be visiting the neighboring nation- Pakistan, prior to or following the Asia Cup 2023. On Wednesday morning, Jay Shah spoke with News18 CricketNext.
“I have not agreed to anything. This is just plain miscommunication. Probably done deliberately or mischievously. I’ll not be making any visit,”
On the margins of the present ICC meeting in Durban, BCCI secretary Shah and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) president Zaka Ashraf sat to talk about the Asia Cup and 50-over World Cup.
The Pakistani media has extensively claimed that Shah approved Ashraf’s invitation to come to Pakistan for Asia Cup matches. This is absolutely incorrect. Arun Dhumal is BCCI’s CEC member at the ICC. He has additionally refuted that Shah or anybody else from the BCCI will visit Pakistan. Dhumal said to News18 CricketNext,
“Whatever the reports, they’re completely false,”
Shah has vehemently denied the claims of his visit. The hybrid arrangement for the Asia Cup continues to be in effect, with Pakistan hosting a portion of the games and Sri Lanka host majority of the tournament. This arrangement was maintained due to Pakistan’s persistent insistence on the matter.
In addition to the Asia Cup, the two discussed the World Cup in India, and Pakistan will attend the showpiece tournament later this year as scheduled.
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