Strong Warning Of ICC To PCB Over The Participation In ICC ODI World Cup 2023

The participation of the Pakistan cricket team in the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup 2023, scheduled to be held in India, has been shrouded in uncertainty. With no victory against India in 50-over World Cup matches, the anticipation for their clash is even more intense. Both teams have been performing well across formats, adding to the excitement of the event. Before the World Cup, they will also face each other in the Asia Cup 2023, serving as a crucial preparation opportunity.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed optimism regarding Pakistan’s participation in the ODI World Cup 2023. The ICC confirmed that Pakistan has signed the participation agreement and expects the team to be present for the tournament. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has stated that they require clearance from the Government of Pakistan for any tour to India, including the match venues. The PCB is currently in contact with the government to obtain the necessary guidance and will update the ICC accordingly.

“Pakistan have signed a participation agreement to compete and we expect them to be there and have had no indications to the contrary All Members have to abide by the rules and the laws of their country and we respect that. But we’re confident Pakistan will be in India for the Men’s Cricket World Cup,” said ICC in a statement.

The ICC reaffirmed their expectation of Pakistan’s presence at the Men’s Cricket World Cup, emphasizing that all member boards must adhere to their respective country’s rules and laws. The ICC has not received any indications to the contrary, further indicating their confidence in Pakistan’s participation.

The PCB, on the other hand, reiterated their stance that clearance from the Government of Pakistan is necessary for the tour to India. They are actively coordinating with the government and will provide updates to the ICC as soon as they receive guidance.

“The PCB requires the Government of Pakistan’s clearance for any tour to India, including the match venues. We are liaising with our government for guidance, and as soon as we hear something from them, we will update the Even Authority (ICC),” said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a statement.

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The uncertainty surrounding Pakistan’s participation in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 has generated significant interest and speculation. While the ICC remains optimistic and expects Pakistan to be present, the final decision depends on clearance from the Government of Pakistan. The PCB is actively working to obtain the necessary clearance and will communicate with the ICC accordingly. Cricket fans eagerly await the confirmation of Pakistan’s participation in what promises to be an intense and highly anticipated tournament.

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