PCB president Najam Sethi on his trip to India for the 2023 ODI World Cup. The PCB president has stated that the organization will heed the government’s recommendations when heading to India for the World Cup.
The long-running dispute between archrivals India and Pakistan over hosting rights to the Asia Cup 2023 and the ODI World Cup 2023 continues. Meanwhile, Najam Sethi, the recently appointed chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board has stated that the board will follow the national government’s advise on the topic.
Both the BCCI and the PCB have been at odds since BCCI secretary Jay Shah said that the Asia Cup 2023 will be held in a neutral location rather than Pakistan.
Ramiz Raja declared that Pakistan will boycott the 2023 ODI World Cup in India if they did not travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup.
“We would obey anything the government would advise to us and we will seek the government’s counsel. When the time arises, similar to the previous time I was the chairman. Concerning the Asia Cup, I will go to the ACC to see what the situation is. We’ll make a decision that is in the best interests of the game. “We need to see what the other board’s attitude is. We need to play cricket with everyone, and we will not take any steps that will isolate ourselves. ” The PCB chairman reported as saying by India TV.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan cricket squad is undergoing an upheaval. Several rumors ranging from Babar Azam being relieve of the leadership to changes in coaching management. While not all of it is genuine, Sethi admitted approaching Mickey Arthur to return as national team coach.
From 2016 until 2019, the former Proteas cricketer managed the squad, who won the Champions Trophy in 2017. The apex board has yet to provide an official confirmation of the management change.