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The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has accepted Pakistan Cricket Board’s request to carry an government board assembly on February 4 in Bahrain to debate this 12 months’s Asia Cup and India’s participation within the event in neighbouring nation. PCB chairman Najam Sethi instructed media in Lahore on Monday that in his latest go to to Dubai, he had succeeded in convincing the ACC members to carry the board assembly. “It is a serious improvement that the ACC the board will meet on 4th February in Bahrain and issues regarding the Asia Cup shall be mentioned,” he mentioned.
“There will even be a ICC assembly in March and I do not need to go public with what negotiations I had with ACC members in Dubai or what I plan to do, argue or focus on on the coming conferences. But sure positively India and Pakistan cricket relations are essential.” The PCB was upset final 12 months when the ACC president Jay Shah mentioned that the Indian workforce wouldn’t journey to Pakistan for the Asia Cup and the occasion can be relocated elsewhere, prefer it had occurred in 2018.
The PCB, led at the moment by Ramiz Raja, had shot again by threatening that if India did not come to Pakistan then it will additionally not despatched its workforce for the ODI World Cup ito be held in India later this 12 months.
Ramiz later additionally threatened that Pakistan may additionally contemplate withdrawing from the Asia Cup.
Sethi agreed that cricket issues between India and Pakistan want some readability in order that ACC and the ICC occasions usually are not affected. “Hosting the Asia Cup this 12 months is essential and India sending its workforce is a giant challenge as a result of it can clearly have repercussions on the Champions Trophy being held in Pakistan in 2025,” he mentioned.
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