PCB, BCCI to face off over ACC dispute at Feb. 4 meeting

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PCB, BCCI to face off over ACC dispute at Feb. 4 meeting


The PCB and BCCI will face off in Bahrain on 4 February over a dispute over India’s Board Secretary Jay Shah’s announcement on the Asia Cricket Council’s (ACC) calendar of events for 2023 and 2024. “unilateral” Without keeping the Pakistan Board in a loop. Shah is also president of his ACC.

The PCB has called for an emergency ACC board meeting, which PCB chairman Najam Sethi has announced will be held next month.

“The ACC board hasn’t met in a while and many decisions have been made, one of which I challenged,” Sethi said at a press conference. It’s done, and I’ll be there.”

During the tenure of former PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja, tensions have been building between the two boards, especially over the venue of the 2023 Asian Cup scheduled for September in Pakistan.However, shortly after Shah’s BCCI conference last October, the tournament move to a neutral location Because India could not travel to Pakistan.
During his previous tenure, Sethi took an aggressive stance by taking legal action against BCCI for failing to honor an agreement to play bilateral series in 2014 and 2015. The PCB finally i lost my case Because the ICC Dispute Resolution Committee found that the agreement signed between the boards contained a “moral obligation” but no legal obligation, and that PCB later had to pay BCCI a hefty amount of compensation. , said the claim “must fail.”

Sethi returned to the PCB office last month after Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif sacked the Rajah and its board and created a management board to run cricket. When asked if Pakistan would take a positive stance against BCCI if India refused to come to Pakistan for the Asian Cup, Sethi said: [fight] Another case, but I would say that case was not handled properly. I think we didn’t put up a good fight. Told.In short, the crux of everything is the case of Pakistan, but their stance was that it is Pakistan [Indian] a government that won’t let us [to tour Pakistan].”

Relations between Pakistan and India have deteriorated over the years as a result of stormy political relations between the two countries. India and Pakistan have not played each other in a bilateral series since 2012-13 when Pakistan toured India for a limited series. The Indian men’s team has not played in Pakistan since 2008, but Pakistan last visited India for the 2016 T20 World Cup.

After years of isolation after the attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore in 2009, Pakistan has regularly returned to international cricket venues over the past three years, with almost all full members (including India). ) visited the country in search of red and white balls. cricket. The 2022 Asian Cup (postponed from 2021) was originally scheduled to be held in Pakistan, but he ended up in Sri Lanka, UAE.

PCB intends to take a stance to host the 2023 Asian Cup, but Sethi was not willing to reveal any options before the board meeting.

“What are all the possible debates and possible options, I’m sticking my head out for now,” he said. Whatever the stance, it will follow Pakistan’s interests.”

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