The head of the Committee, Najam Aziz Sethi, has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Managementakistan Cricket Board is taking the blunt position that it will not withdraw from hosting the Asia Cup in 2023.
While giving a special interview on Geo News’ programme ‘Score’, the chairman of the management committee said that the decision that will be taken from the Asia Cup will have an impact on the upcoming World Cup as well.
Speaking to the host, Syed Yahya Hussaini, Najam Sethi said that if India played the Asia Cup matches in a third country, then the hybrid model would be for Pakistan in the World Cup as well.
He said that 80% of the revenue of the Asia Cup is generated from the India-Pakistan match; we have completed all the homework; and the schedule has also been presented.
In response to a question about the additional expenses of the third country, he said that the Asian Cricket Council would bear them.
The head of the Committee said that there is a red line from our side: India should come to Pakistan to play the Cricket Asia Cup or play in a third country place.
Chairman of the Management Committee Najam Sethi says that Pakistan will lose $1 billion due to the boycott of the Asia Cup, and there is a fear of affecting relations with the ICC for refusing to go to India in the World Cup. Pakistan is prohibiting us from going and playing, so give written proof.
Najam Sethi said that the Indian board have not provide any concrete evidence on the government’s denial. Pakistan now earns so much money from the Super League that can recover the loss.
They also say that they have told India that our government and people support our position and that you are not coming, so how can we go there?