Pakistan still facing civil war asia cup The host has not been disillusioned. head of pakistan cricket board Nazam Sethi Pakistan on Friday clearly said that the Pakistani team will go to India to play the ODI World Cup only when the Indian team comes across the border to play the upcoming Asia Cup and 2025 Champions Trophy. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) recently rejected Pakistan’s ‘hybrid model’. Sethi believes that until India and Pakistan start playing in each other’s country, this is the only option.
ACC rejects hybrid model
In a special interview with news agency PTI, Najam Sethi said that in the current situation, we have made it clear that four matches should be held in Pakistan and the remaining matches can be played at a neutral venue. The Asian Cricket Council can take two decisions. Either he agrees and prepares the schedule according to my proposal or says that all the matches will be played at a neutral venue. Everything will be solved if you take the first option. If we choose the second option, we will not play the Asia Cup. We are waiting for the reply of Jai Shah and others.
Asia Cup: If India can’t come to Pakistan then we will also not go there for the World Cup, said Najam Sethi
The next President of ACC will be from Pakistan
When Sethi was asked whether Pakistan would remain in the ACC if it did not play the Asia Cup. Sethi said that ACC has to think about it. The next president of ACC will be from PCB. Now it’s our turn. We want to remain in ACC or rather we can say that ACC cannot happen without Pakistan. ACC gets maximum revenue from India and Pakistan only. If Pakistan does not play in the Asia Cup, then the broadcaster Star Network may face problems. That’s why both India and Pakistan are important for Asia Cup and ACC. That’s why I proposed the hybrid model.
Pakistan is jealous of Imran Khan
On the question of political crisis and violence in Pakistan, Sethi said that Imran Khan’s protest has been going on for six months. New Zealand national team played in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi where demonstrations were going on. This is not an issue. These teams were given VVIP security. Even if there is a problem in Islamabad, it can be played in Pindi, Multan, Lahore and Karachi. Asia Cup will be in September and do you think Pakistan will be burning at that time and we will not be able to play cricket. If the situation is like this, then I myself would say that the match should be held at a neutral venue. We also do not want our honorable guests to come to Pakistan and face riots. We care about them.
Pakistan may demand hybrid model even in World Cup
Sethi was asked whether Pakistan would demand a hybrid model in the World Cup, and he said that the issue at the moment is the Asia Cup. I want the hybrid model to be adopted and successful. If the Indian team does not come to play the Champions Trophy then we will have a problem. If Pakistan does not play in India then there will be problem. The real problem is the refusal of the Indian team to come to Pakistan. Either we don’t play with each other at all or find a middle ground. India and Pakistan do not play each other in each other’s country in all tournaments. No big deal. Despite this, the game can happen.
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