The conflicts between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Pakistan Cricket Board have raised a disturbance in the world cricket fraternity. The word of war started earlier in October when the secretary of BCCI, also the President of the Asian Cricket Council, Jay Shah, suggested shifting the venue of next year’s Asia Cup from Pakistan to another location.
Responding to this issue, PCB chief Ramiz Raza threatened to pull out the Pakistan cricket team from next year’s Asia Cup and 50 overs World Cup. Looking at the conflicts between the board, former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi has made a notary remark on the Asia Cup and upcoming world cup.
Shahid Aridi was representing the media when he asked about the clash between the PCB and BCCI. He said, “The relations between Pakistan and India have always improved due to cricket. Indians want to see Pakistan play cricket in India.”
Earlier, Ramiz warned BCCI that if Pakistan does not host next year’s Asia Cup, then Green Army will not join the 50-over world cup next year.
“We won the rights fair and square. If India doesn’t come, they won’t come. If the Asia Cup gets taken away from Pakistan, maybe we’ll pull out,” Ramiz said earlier.
It will be interesting to see the decision of the ICC on this issue. Both nations are mighty in the cricketing world, and if any team pulls out from any ICC tournament, it will be dreadful for cricket fans.