A desperate PCB submits three proposals for the Asia Cup, but the unwavering BCCI plays hardball

A desperate Pakistan cricket board has submitted three proposals to retain the hosting rights for the Asia Cup 2023. However, BCCI and its secretary, Jay Shah, are playing hardball. Being the president of the Asian Cricket Council, Shah has a lot of say in the matter, and a decision on that is unlikely to be in the favour of the Pakistan Cricket Board. and this is one more piece of bad news for the Pakistan Cricket Board in terms of hosting the ICC Champions Trophy in the year 2025.
In a last-ditch effort, Najam Sethi, who is the chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board, has proposed that all teams visit Pakistan except India in the first phase. In the second phase, the teams will move to the UAE, where they will complete their games against India, and the finals will also take place in Dubai instead of Pakistan.
According to a statement by a BCCI official, "PCB will go back and forth to try and retain the hosting rights. But the only possibility of a full-fledged tournament is if it happens in Sri Lanka. The logistics make complete sense, and it will be good for everyone. There is no possibility that we will be travelling to Pakistan anytime soon. So, the Champions Trophy is also out of the question. We will request that the ICC shift the venue."

May 13, 2023 8:28 AM