No discussions with ICC regarding World Cup, PCB statement

Lahore – PCB is only in talks with ACC on hosting ACC Asia Cup and no talks with ICC regarding World Cup. Didn’t happen. In a statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board here on Friday, the PCB clarified its factual position on the Asia and World Cup. Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Management Committee Najam Sethi has clarified the position regarding holding the Asia Cup 2023 at a “neutral” venue instead of host country Pakistan.

The statement added that while referring to a media talk in Rawalpindi, Islamabad on Thursday, Najum Sethi said that he told the media about the hybrid model that he had developed for the ACC Asia Cup with the ACC officials. was introduced to end the deadlock that had arisen after the BCCI’s decision not to send its team to Pakistan.

The proposal “to have India’s matches at neutral venues and the rest in Pakistan” is under discussion at the ACC. “At no stage during Thursday’s media interaction did I make any reference to the ICC or comment on the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, which is scheduled for October,” Najam Sethi said. This issue has not been discussed in any ICC forum so far.

The statement further said that against this backdrop, the PCB is disappointed that an English language newspaper has misquoted, misinterpreted and misrepresented Najam Sethi’s comments and given the impression that the PCB The hybrid model presented and debated at the ICC is factually incorrect. At this stage, PCB is only in talks with the ACC to host the ACC Asia Cup and there is no discussion with the ICC regarding the World Cup. This does not mean that a hybrid model will not be advocated at the appropriate ICC forum at the right time.

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