By: Muhammad Saad Abbasi
Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Ramiz Raja has said that if Pakistan does not participate in the World Cup scheduled in India next year, who will see it?
Talking to a group of journalists in Islamabad on Thursday night, Chairman PCB Rameez Raja said that “if they (the Indian team) come, then we will surely play the World Cup, but if they don’t come then let’s do the World Cup. Without us.’
Ramiz Raja said that we will adopt an aggressive approach, our team is showing performance, we have defeated the team that is making the biggest business in the world, and we have also played in the final of the T20 World Cup.
He said that there has been no discussion with the Indian Cricket Board or the Asian Cricket Council regarding India not playing the Asia Cup in Pakistan, but whenever there is an opportunity, we will definitely do so and our position is clear.
Chairman PCB Ramiz Raja added that ‘I have always said that we have to improve the economy of Pakistan cricket and that will only happen when our team performs well. ‘Pakistan has twice beaten the team of billion dollar cricket board’, he said.
During the dinner ceremony hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board in honor of the players, Chairman PCB Rameez Raja said that since I became the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, he has started doing everything for the team.
It should be noted that the president of the Asian Cricket Council Jay Shah made a statement in October this year that the Indian cricket team will not go to Pakistan for the next year’s Asia Cup and the tournament may be shifted to a neutral venue.
Responding to the statement, the spokesperson of the Pakistan Cricket Board said that according to the spokesperson, this statement may have an impact on Pakistan’s participation in the World Cup scheduled in India and the ICC events scheduled in India from 2024 to 2031. are.’
The Pakistan Cricket Board also said that the statement was made without consulting the ACC Board or the PCB.
It should be noted that Asia Cup is scheduled in Pakistan next year. The Asia Cup hosted by Pakistan will be played in the middle of 2023 with the format of an ODI. After the Asia Cup, the ODI Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in 2023.