Asia CUP 2023: ACC Official confirms, ‘tempers flared up at ACC Meeting between Najam Sethi and Jay Shah’, event will be moved to UAE: Follow LIVE UPDATES
Asia CUP 2023 – BCCI vs PCB: A top Asian Cricket Council (ACC) official has confirmed to InsideSport that meeting between ACC…
Asia CUP 2023 – BCCI vs PCB: A top Asian Cricket Council (ACC) official has confirmed to InsideSport that meeting between ACC President Jay Shah & PCB’s Najam Sethi wasn’t too pally. The official confirmed to InsideSport that ‘Tempers flared up at the Meeting between the two’. The source further confirmed that it is certain that tournament is moving out of Pakistan & will be conducted in UAE. The formal announcement will be made in March: Follow Cricket News LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
“Tempers flared up at the meeting. Najam Sethi was rude to Jay Shah & said Pakistan team won’t travel to India for World CUP. Jay politely said that don’t mix ICC & ACC here”, revealed the ACC Official.
The ACC Official further confirmed that officially it has been communicated that final decision on the venue of Asia Cup 2023 will be taken in its Executive Board’s meeting next month. But actually issue is already decided and the tournament will be moved out of Pakistan.
“Tournament will 100% move out of Pakistan. All ACC Members understand BCCI’s predicament and are with the Indian board”, confirmed the ACC Official.
Asia CUP 2023: ACC Offiical confirms, ‘tempers flared up at ACC Meeting between Najam Sethi and Jay Shah’, event will be moved to UAE: Follow LIVE UPDATES
What happened at the meeting? The emergent meeting was called to decide the Asia Cup 2023 Venue issue. The event is to be hosted by Pakistan. But during the meeting BCCI made their stand clear that the Indian government won’t allow them to travel to Pakistan.
BCCI representative cited their government’s non-permission for touring Pakistan. The BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who is also the chairman of the ACC, had earlier stated that BCCI won’t be sending its team to Pakistan.
The BCCI has no problem playing in another country where PCB can be a host nation. Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah are being looked at as possible venues for Asia Cup if PCB agrees to host the tournament.
“The ACC had a constructive dialogue on the upcoming Asia Cup 2023. The Board agreed to continue discussions on operations, timelines and any other specifics with a view to ensure the success of the tournament. An update on the matter would be taken on the next ACC Executive Board meeting to be held in March 2023,” said the ACC statement following the meeting.
PCB meanwhile has told the ACC meeting any steps subsequent to moving the tournament out of Pakistan will be subject to the approval of the Government of Pakistan.
Sources say that Sethi told Shah that “if you won’t play in Pakistan, we won’t play in India”.
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