The Asia Cup 2023 was set to happen in Pakistan in September this year. However, as per the latest reports, Pakistan may no longer host the Asia Cup. The tournament is moving to a new destination entirely. The entire reason for doing so is that India have refused to travel to Pakistan for their games. The Asian Cricket Council wants to conduct the entire tournament in just one country.
A source close to The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that either Qatar or the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the Asia Cup 2023. One of the key aspects of this decision is that Pakistan will also have to play their matches in either Qatar or the UAE. BCCI and the Government of India have made it clear that they will not allow the Indian team to play in Pakistan due to ongoing political tensions between the two countries. This has led to some uncertainty and speculation around the tournament, but the BCCI remains committed to hosting a successful and competitive event.
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The Asia Cup 2023 tournament has been under controversy in recent months. BCCI secretary Jay Shah clearly confirmed earlier that India will not travel to Pakistan for the tournament. Shah is also the president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). He stated that the competition would be shifted to a neutral venue due to concerns over security and other issues.
Pakistan had earlier threatened to not travel to India for the ODI World Cup. They have to play their games in a neutral venue. However, the BCCI source that revealed the story, also stated that BCCI is aware of PCB’s vague threats. “We understand the pressure tactic applied by PCB because of Asia Cup but let me tell you, Asia Cup will be played in Qatar or UAE, probably Pakistan has to play in any of the countries.”, the source told PTI.