Chief of PCB Najam Sethi said to the ICC that they don’t want to play in Ahmedabad unless it's the World Cup Final

The chairman of the Pakistan cricket board, Najam Sethi, has said to his ICC counterpart, Greg Barclay that the Pakistan cricket team will not play in Ahmedabad unless it is the finals of the World Cup. It was reported that the Pakistan Cricket Board wants the matches of the Pakistan cricket team to be scheduled in Kolkata, Chennai, and Bengaluru. Barclay and general manager of ICC Geoff Allardice recently went to Karachi in order to see assurance from the chief of PCB that they would not demand to play their matches of the ODI World Cup at a neutral venue since the ACC is ready to reject their demand to play the Asia Cup on the basis of a hybrid model.

As per the statement by a senior PCB source, "Sethi has conveyed to Barclay and Allardice that Pakistan doesn't want its matches to be scheduled in Ahmedabad unless it is a knockout game like the final. He requested that the ICC schedule their games in Chennai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata if the national team gets clearance from the Pakistani government to travel to India for the global event, which is scheduled to be held in October and November.



Jun 7, 2023 2:07 PM