Asia Cup: Pakistan is smoldering and PCB is giving security guarantee, which team will tour amid political crisis?
Asia Cup 2023 Will Not Held In Pakistan: PCB Chief Najam Sethi says, ‘In the last 2 years every team of the world has come and played in Pakistan. There is no security issue.
Pakistan Burning: Pakistan is burning. There is a political crisis in the neighboring country. The country’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan may have got bail in all the cases, but the threat of his arrest has not averted yet. He has got relief from arrest till May 17. The Islamabad High Court has said in its order that Imran Khan cannot be arrested in any new case registered after May 9.
Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has recommended the imposition of Emergency in the country. However, so far no decision has been taken regarding the emergency. On the other hand, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehree-e-Insaf (PTI) has appealed to its workers to continue protesting across the country.
Pakistan set to lose hosting Asia Cup 2023
Looking at the deteriorating condition of Pakistan, it can be said that it will also lose out on hosting the Asia Cup 2023. In such a situation how can the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) guarantee the security of the touring teams for the Asia Cup 2023. At present, in this country of political instability, will the team of any other country in Asia hesitate to tour.
Let us tell you that Najam Sethi, Chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said in an interview to an Indian news channel, ‘In the last 2 years, every team of the world has come and played in Pakistan. There is no security issue. Indian bridge team, volleyball team, football team, kabaddi team, they are also national teams, they have come here and gone to Pakistan.
Najam Sethi advised to go for hybrid model
Nazam Sethi Said, ‘But if BCCI says that we cannot come to Pakistan. Then in that case our side will also be that we cannot come to India. Right now we are saying that if you cannot come to Pakistan then do a hybrid model. The 4 matches in which India is not there, we play in Pakistan and the remaining matches we play on neutral ground.
continuing on Nazam Sethi Said, ‘If it is agreed then it can happen in the World Cup as well, that we can play our matches in Dhaka or in Mirpur or wherever BCCI says, but not in India. This whole political matter that you will not come, we will not go, we will not come, you will not go, this matter should end and cricket should happen.