Jai Shah Says Indian Team Won’t Go To Pakistan, BCCI’s New President Said That Is Not Something We Can Decide: The BCCI Secretary Jai Shah’s statement that the Indian team cannot be sent to the 2023 Asia Cup in Pakistan has led to great discussions.
Reports also surfaced that Pakistan has decided not to participate in the ODI World Cup hosted by India if India does not come to Pakistan.
After this, BCCI’s new president Roger Binny clarified his position on the matter. Roger Binny said that BCCI cannot decide whether to send the Indian team or not.
“This is not a matter for us to make any decision. We cannot tell our team where to go and where not to go.
When the Indian team goes out from here and foreign teams come here, they need to get clearance from the government. So we cannot decide on this alone. You can only do what the government says,’ said Roger Binny in his response to ANI.
Jai Shah started controversies at the BCCI annual general meeting where the new president was announced. The meeting was held on October 18.
Jai Shah said in the meeting that he would try to shift the tournament from Pakistan. Asian Cricket Council president Jai Shah said that he would try to hold the Asia Cup at a neutral venue.
Following this, the Pakistan Cricket Board also came out with a response.
‘ACC President Jai Shah’s words are shocking. He said the tournament will be shifted to a neutral venue next year without any discussion with the ACC board or this year’s hosts, the Pakistan Cricket Board. “He said it without thinking about the consequences of this move,” PCB said in a statement.
Union Sports Minister Anurag said that the safety of the players is very important and it is up to the Ministry of Home Affairs to decide whether they will go to Pakistan
Meanwhile, Pakistan last visited India in the 2012-13 season. Pakistan played three ODIs and two T20Is against India.
Currently, India and Pakistan are playing only in ICC tournaments.
The two have faced each other twice in the 2022 Asia Cup, winning each match.
India will face Pakistan in their first match of the T20 World Cup on October 23.