Karachi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Greg Barclay, and CEO, Geoff Allardice, are scheduled to satisfy with the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi, on the PCB’s headquarters in Lahore. The goal of the assembly is to deal with the considerations concerning Pakistan’s participation within the upcoming ODI World Cup, set to start on October 5 in India.
In addition to Najam Sethi, the ICC officers may even meet with Barrister Salman Naseer, the Chief Operating Officer of the PCB, in addition to different senior board officers. The discussions purpose to realize a greater understanding of the scenario and discover a decision to the present impasse. Both events acknowledge the importance of an India versus Pakistan match, and it’s essential to keep away from a situation the place the sport takes place in Dhaka, as it could not solely negatively impression the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) but additionally mirror poorly on the ICC as a complete.
According to a PCB insider as per a report carried by PTI, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal have expressed their willingness to play a couple of matches in Pakistan, whereas suggesting that the remaining matches of the match might be held in Sri Lanka throughout September.
This go to marks Greg Barclay’s first time in Pakistan, though Geoff Allardice has been to Lahore on a number of events since assuming his position within the ICC. Notably, that is the primary time since October 2004 that the highest two ICC officers will go to the PCB headquarters, signifying the significance and urgency of the discussions.
Meanwwhile there is no such thing as a absolute readability concerning the Asia Cup 2023 as effectively. While the tournamen is formally set to be hosted by Pakistan, India has stay adamant on sending its group to its neighbouring nation. However, that’s Asian Cricket Council (ACC) occasion which is at present being headed by BCCI Secretary Jay Shah which implies India’s stance has remained agency. It stays to be seen what occurs on this regard with PCB suggesting a impartial venue for India video games with the remainder of the matches remaining in Pakistan.
(With Inputs From PTI)