Senior officials of the International Cricket Council (ICC) are visiting Pakistan to ensure the Green Shirts’ participation in the ICC Cricket World Cup in India.
According to Reuters, the participation of the Pakistan cricket team in the World Cup is uncertain due to political tension in both countries.
Due to political tensions and bad relations, the two teams have not been able to have a series between the two teams for a decade, while the neighboring countries are seen playing at neutral venues in different events.
India refused to visit Pakistan for the Asia Cup scheduled in September and expressed its desire to hold the entire tournament at a neutral venue, after which the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also expressed doubts about going to India for the World Cup. what was
PCB Chairman Najam Sethi told Reuters this month that
While talking about the boycott of the World Cup, he said that there are strong possibilities.
PCB has said in its statement that ICC Chairman Greg Barkley and CEO Jeff Allardyce will arrive in Lahore on Tuesday on a two-day visit where they will meet Najam Sethi and other cricket officials.
ICC General Manager Wasim Khan said in an online meeting on Monday about Pakistan’s participation in the World Cup that “something is definitely happening”.
“Jeff Allardyce and Greg are in discussions with PCB officials on a number of topics,” he said.
“But this is an issue specifically between two countries and the ICC officials are discussing it and coming to a conclusion.”
On the other hand, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is chaired by the Secretary of the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) Jay Shah, who will announce the date and venue of the Asia Cup this week.
Keep in mind that the ICC Cricket World Cup will be played in India from October to November this year.
The World Cup schedule will be announced after the final of the ICC World Test Championship starting on June 7.