PCB sets June 2020 deadline for India to confirm participation in Pakistan-hosted Asia Cup

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has set a June, 2020, deadline for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to confirm its participation in Asia Cup scheduled in September, next year.

Press Trust of India, Sep 29, 2019 21:08:12 IST

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has set a June, 2020, deadline for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to confirm its participation in Asia Cup scheduled in September, next year.

PCB sets June 2020 deadline for India to confirm participation in Pakistan-hosted Asia Cup

File image of PCB CEO Wasim Khan. Image credit: Twitter/@TheRealPCB

"We need to see if India agrees to come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. There is still some time till next year's September but by June, we have to know where we are going with this and if it can't be hosted here because of a lack of involvement of India," PCB CEO Wasim Khan said in an interview.

However the final decision to shift the tournament will be Asian Cricket Council's prerogative.

"But that is a decision for the Asian Cricket Council and ICC to make. We are ready to have India in the Asia Cup," Khan said.

Khan however acknowledged the practical problems in having any bilateral cricketing ties with India in the prevailing strenuous relationship between the two neighbours.

"Board to board level, we share a good relation with India but they have a lot of government interference and we can't keep on running after them to play a bilateral series. If they want to play they will have to tell us and give us a firm commitment. We have no issues playing at a neutral venue," Khan said.

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Updated Date: Sep 29, 2019 21:08:12 IST






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