PCB Responds to BCCI Secretary Remarks: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) President, Jay Shah, called for the Asia Cup 2023 to be held in a neutral location. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reacted.
PCB Responds to BCCI Secretary Remarks Regarding Moving Asia Cup From Pakistan
According to the press statement, the PCB expressed astonishment and disappointment at ACC President Jay Shah\’s remarks regarding moving the Asia Cup to a more neutral venue for the next year.
\”The remarks were made without any discussion or consultation with the Asian Cricket Council Board. Or the Pakistan Cricket Board (the event\’s host) and any consideration for their long-term repercussions and implications.
\”Mr Shah\’s announcement of relocating the ACC Asia Cup has been done unilaterally. He presided over the ACC meeting, during which Pakistan was grant the ACC Asia Cup, with overwhelming support and response from the ACC Board Members.
The Asian Cricket Council was establish in September 1983 as a unified Asian cricket organisation to preserve. The interests of its Members and organise, develop, and promote the game of cricket in Asia. This runs counter to the ACC\’s philosophy and ethos.
The PCB claimed in the press conference that \”the overall impact of such utterances have the potential. To fracture the Asian and international cricketing communities, and can damage Pakistan\’s visit. To India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and subsequent ICC Events in India in the 2024–2031 cycle.\”
The PCB further noted that it had not received any formal response from the ACC about the ACC President\’s remarks. And that it had written to the Asian Cricket Council to request that its Board have an urgent meeting as soon as realistically practicable to discuss this crucial and delicate issue.