PCB confirms ‘Pak. government’ will decide about traveling India for WC 2023

A day after being appointed as president of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi has made it clear that it’s the government of Pakistan which will decide if Pakistan will tour India for the 2023 World Cup, or not.

As quoted by Geo News, Mr. Sethi has said that PCB will not take any such decision which will isolate the country from the cricketing world, and will discuss the matter with its government when the right time comes.

Notably, ousted PCB president Ramiz Raja took an aggressive approach while responding to Jay Shah’s comment that ‘Indian players will not tour Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023, and the continental tournament will move to neutral venues.’

We will not let the Asia Cup 2023 move away from Pakistan. The Asian Cricket Council has given us the right to host the Asia Cup and if the BCCI does not allow its player to come to Pakistan, and lobby against us hosting, then we will pull ourselves out of the 50-over World Cup 2023, in India,” Ramiz Raja said earlier.

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In regards to the Asia Cup 2023, the newly appointed PCB president has confirmed that its representatives will approach the Asian Cricket Council, and will do everything possible in the welfare of Pakistan’s cricket.

We will go to the ACC and discuss the matter in the right way. We will not do anything which will isolate Pakistan from the cricketing world,” Mr. Sethi was quoted by Geo News.

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