BCCI refuses to send Indian team to Asia Emerging Nations Cup to be held in Pakistan

An official in the PCB said that since India was not willing to send its team to Pakistan, the Asia Emerging Nations Cup could be shifted to either Sri Lanka or Bangladesh.

PTI, March 01, 2018

Karachi: The BCCI's refusal to send its team to the Asia Emerging Nations Cup scheduled in Pakistan this April has put a question mark on the tournament's organisation in the country.

An official in the Pakistan Cricket Board said that since India was not willing to send its team to Pakistan, the Asia Emerging Nations Cup could be shifted to either Sri Lanka or Bangladesh.

"We agreed to host the event in April this year on the understanding that all nations would participate in it," he said.

Image of the BCCI logo. AFP

Image of the BCCI logo. AFP

PCB chairman Najam Sethi told the media in Dubai that as head of the Asian Cricket Council, he would soon be calling a meeting of the ACC in Colombo to take final decisions on the Asia Emerging Nations Cup and Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in India in September.

He said Pakistan's participation in the Asia Cup in India was also subject to conditions.

India has steadfastly refused to play Pakistan in a bilateral series since the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai.

And even in the ICC and ACC forums, it has been reluctant to give any concessions to Pakistan.

Sethi also made it clear that his participation in the ICC board meetings in Kolkata in April would be dependent on whether the ICC could obtain a visa for him from India.

"I have no interest in traveling to India. If the Indian authorities issue a visa I will go, if not the ICC should see," he said.

Sethi also said that the next meeting of the ACC would be conclusive as venues and dates for the Asian Emerging Nations and Asia Cup events would be decided.

"We will soon decide the dates for the meeting in Colombo," he added.

Updated Date: Mar 01, 2018





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114