Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

BCCI is still harping that Asia Cup should be moved completely out of Pakistan to a neutral venue. 

As per reports, the fate of the tournament will be decided on the sidelines of the IPL 2023 final to be played in Ahmedabad on Sunday. It is learnt that an unofficial congregation of Asia Cup officials will be seen during the occasion.

“The respective presidents of the Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka Cricket Boards will grace the IPL 2023 final to be held on May 28 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. We will hold discussions with them for outlining the future course of action in relation to Asia Cup 2023,” said BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who is also the president of the Asian Cricket Council.

BCCI prefers to hold the entire tournament in Sri Lanka. Pakistan is batting for the hybrid model. If it doesn’t happen then Pakistan wants UAE to be the neutral venue despite the hot weather.

Earlier, PCB had threatened that Pakistan will not come to India to take part in the ODI World Cup to be played in October-December if the Men in Blue don’t come to Pakistan for Asia Cup.