The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ehsan Mani has said that the board was confident that Pakistan will host the Asia Cup in 2023, and hoped that the Indian cricket team will also participate in the tournament.
In a recent interview with the correspondent, the chairman said he is hopeful that Pakistan will get the rights for the tournament in two years, adding that “India’s participation in the tournament will be a big breakthrough for Pakistan cricket. I hope that the political situation would improve by then.”
He also revealed that due to some recent developments, the ice between the two countries has started to melt.
Mani also informed that Pakistan does not have time to play this year’s Asia Cup in Sri Lanka. He said “There was a small window in June in which we are going to play the rest of the Pakistan Super League matches”.
“The Indian team will play the final of the Test Championship against New Zealand. They have to go to England two weeks ago and stay in quarantine so the Indian team is also busy”, revealed the chairman.
Mani said that there are rumours that India will be sending its B team for the Asia Cup, however he hasn’t heard about such development. He added that there is “no question” of having an Asia Cup this year and that Sri Lanka will host the event in 2022 instead.
Ehsan said, “It is vital for all teams to participate in the tournament so that the Asian Cricket Council will have a reasonable income”, adding that the proceeds from the Asia Cup provide money to the associate countries for the promotion of cricket there.
From : pk.mashable.com