The dispute between the India and Pakistan Cricket Board regarding the Asia Cup had started since October last year, in which the PCB has now roped in the Asian Cricket Council as well.
Image Credit source: Najam Sethi twitter
The dispute between the cricket boards of India and Pakistan started with the dispute of organizing the Asia Cup. Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has been reached. Reason- An announcement by ACC President Jai Shah, which has infuriated the Pakistan Cricket Board. The PCB is at present attacking the Asian Council considering any decision of the Indian Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Secretary Jai Shah as the ACC President. A day ago, the Council on Friday gave its clarification on the allegations made by PCB President Najam Sethi on ACC, then late night PCB again launched a new attack.
ACC President Jay Shah released the Council’s cricket calendar for the next two years on Thursday, January 5, in which apart from the men’s and women’s Asia Cups, the complete blueprint of different tournaments for the rest of Asia was told. On this, the head of the Pakistan Board, Sethi immediately started showering allegations and said that ACC is taking all the decisions without consulting PCB, so Jai Shah should also tell the schedule of Pakistan Super League.
PCB is not at peace even after being scolded
On Friday, the ACC issued a long statement calling Najam Sethi’s allegations as baseless and showed a mirror to the Pakistan Board, except for the rest of the Board, only the PCB did not respond to his email. After the statement of ACC, now PCB has again accused of unilateral decisions. PCB wrote in a tweet on Friday night,
Thanks to the ACC for confirming that the ACC President’s announcements were one-sided decisions as the recommendations of the Development Committee and the Marketing Committee need to be passed by the ACC Board, which to the best of our knowledge is neither after 13 December 2022 Nor have they been passed through circular resolution.
Thanks @ACCMedia1 for confirming these were unilateral decisions announced by ACC President as DevCom & MarCom recommendations need to be approved by ACC Board, which, as far as we know, has neither met since 13 Dec 2022 nor granted approvals through circular resolution https://t. co/XwTvQnVWZD
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) January 6, 2023
Controversy since October
In the announcement made by Jai Shah on Thursday, there was also mention of the 2023 Men’s Asia Cup, but it was not told anywhere where it would be held. There has been a dispute between BCCI and PCB regarding this Asia Cup since October last year. Just before the T20 World Cup, after the general meeting of the BCCI, Jay Shah had said that the Asia Cup would not be held in Pakistan but at a neutral venue as the Indian team would not go to Pakistan.
After this, the then chairman of PCB, Rameez Raja had also threatened that if the Asia Cup was moved out of Pakistan, it would have serious consequences in the ACC. Not only this, Rameez Raja even threatened that he could stop sending the Pakistani team to India for the 2023 World Cup.