Jay Shah says Indian team won't travel to Pakistan for 2023 Asia Cup

Indian cricket team will not travel to Pakistan and will insist on a neutral venue for the 2023 Asia Cup.
2023 Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma (left) and Babar Azam (right)
2023 Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma (left) and Babar Azam (right)IANS

Indian cricket team will not travel to Pakistan and will insist on a neutral venue for 2023 Asia Cup, the BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed on Tuesday after the board's Annual General Meeting, here.

The 2023 edition of the continental championship -- Asia Cup -- has been allotted to Pakistan as per the International Cricket Council's Future Tours Programme.

However, the BCCI after their AGM, concluded that it will not travel to its neighboring country for the tournament and demanded that the tournament be moved to a neutral venue.

"Neutral venue for the Asia Cup is not unprecedented and we have decided that we will not travel to Pakistan."

Jay Shah, BCCI secretary

"I have decided that we will play at a neutral venue," he added.

Notably, the 2022 edition of the Asia Cup was also played in a neutral venue after an economic and political crisis engulfed the host nation, Sri Lanka. The tournament was held in UAE, where Sri Lanka emerged as the champions after beating Pakistan in the final. (KB/IANS)

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