Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

In what could be delightful news to the cricket buffs across the globe, the Indian team is likely to travel to Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023.

As per media reports, the Men in Blue’s Pakistan trip has almost been confirmed. However, it is subject to the clearance of Government of India. But right now, it is certainly on the agenda of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Pakistan are scheduled to host the 50-over Asia Cup in the second half of 2023 following which the World Cup will take place in India. As per reports, BCCI is open to traveling to Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023.  Pakistan has been a no-go area for BCCI since 2008. 

While confirmation still looks a far cry, this piece of news should excite cricket fans from both the nations. However, BCCI is so far tightlipped about the development.

“It will be subject to the clearance of the Government of India as always,” said a BCCI official under the condition of anonymity.

A BCCI note, circulated among the state associations on Thursday ahead of the October 18 Annual General Meeting (AGM), lists out India’s engagements in next year’s multilateral events.

Meanwhile, the Rohit Sharma-led Team India is set to lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan in their T20 World Cup 2022 tournament opener at the iconic MCG on October 23.

The Indian team will be participating in the following ICC events in 2023 

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, South Africa

ICC Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup, South Africa

Asia Cup, Pakistan

ICC Cricket World Cup, India