BCCI denies sending team to Pakistan for Asia Emerging Nations Cup

BCCI denies sending team to Pakistan for Asia Emerging Nations Cup

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BCCI has a headquarter in Mumbai. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The stalemate continues between two neighbouring countries; India and Pakistan. With this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has vehemently refused to send Indian team to Pakistan.

Moreover,  the future of the tournament scheduled in Pakistan is in doubt, as of now.

The reports suggested that the tournament could be held in Bangladesh or Sri Lanka following the due consent of the administration.

“We agreed to host the event in April this year on the understanding that all nations would participate in it,” the official of PCB was quoted by the PTI.

Since 2008 Mumbai gruesome attack, both the top-notch teams did not witness a full-fledged bilateral series.

Interestingly, the Asia Emerging National competition is slated in April. However, the uncertainty is looming large after India has pulled out of the tournament.

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Najam Sethi PCB chairman. Photo Credit: AFP.

On the other side chairman of the PCB, Najam Sethi, who’s also chairing the Asian Cricket Council reiterated he is holding an all-important meeting.

The meeting is expected to be held in Colombo to consider the Asia Cup which is slated in September in India.

“We will soon decide the dates for the meeting in Colombo,” Sethi said.

Moreover, while speaking to the media persons in Dubai, Sethi made it clear by stating he would also shed the light on upcoming Asia Emerging Nations Cup.

Asia Cup is subjected to security:

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Asia Cup to house six teams. Photo Credit: Web.

Sethi, who has left no stone unturned to bring cricket back to the embattled country. Moreover, the uncertainty is also looming large for the participation of Pakistan in the Asia Cup. The competition has been slated for last quarter of 2018.

The ICC meeting is also scheduled in April in Kolkata. Sethi made it clear by saying he has no interest to fly to India. But he is ready to travel to the neighbouring country following the availability of the visa.

“I have no interest in travelling to India. If the Indian authorities issue a visa I will go if not the ICC should see,” Sethi asserted.

The cash-rich board BCCI in the recent past had already made a clear statement that Indian government is there to decide the Indo-Pak cricketing ties.

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Tahir Ibn Manzoor

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