The Pakistan Cricket Board chief, Zaka Ashraf has confirmed that The BCCI President Roger Binny is set to travel across the border to attend the opening ceremony of the Asia Cup 2023 on August 30. The tournament will only partly be held in Pakistan, with the majority of the matches scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka. The format was set up over the BCCI's reluctance to send their players to Pakistan for the tournament, over security issues. The BCCI president Roger Binny and vice-president Rajiv Shukla have accepted the Pakistan board's proposal of hosting them in Multan on the opening day of the tournament.
"BCCI President and Vice President are coming to Pakistan for the opening ceremony of Asia Cup 2023," Zaka Ashraf said to Pakistan media. "We welcome everyone who is coming to Pakistan," he added.
Zaka Ashraf also expressed faith in his team's ability to emerge successful in both the Asia Cup 2023 and the upcoming World Cup.
"Our team is currently united and performing well, and consequently is number one in the ODI team rankings. Looking at the recent performances of the team, it is hoped that our team will be successful in the World Cup, however, at the moment all the attention is focused on the Asia Cup," he said.