The ICC has yet to obtain confirmation from the PCB on participation in the ODI World Cup. According to rumors India and Pakistan may face off in ODI World Cup on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The ICC is yet to receive written confirmation of Pakistan’s participation in the upcoming ODIs World Cup, which will host in India. The PCB and the BCCI, have been at odds over the hosting rights for the Asia Cup 2023.
While Pakistan was first given the hosting rights. The Indian board flatly decline to travel to the neighboring country, as acknowledged by BCCI secretary Jay Shah. According to the most recent developments, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have agreed to move the competition out of Pakistan.
The SLC and BCB have also ignored Najam Sethi’s ‘hybrid model,’ which might result in Pakistan losing hosting rights. With the Asia Cup having a knock-on impact on the upcoming ODI World Cup. The ICC has yet to obtain official confirmation from the PCB on their participation in the mega event in India.
It can only come to PCB with government approval, as it did with BCCI: ICC board member
According to an ICC insider, Pakistan’s scenario is very similar to that of Indian cricket. The PCB stated that their participation in the ODI World Cup is contingent to gaining clearance from their government. The Indian board has stated their reasons for not considering traveling for the Asia Cup.
“Neither India nor Pakistan visiting India is dependent on the BCCI or the PCB. ” As a result, PCB cannot guarantee ICC’s participation in the global event. “It is the Pakistan government that will give approval, just like the BCCI. It can only come to PCB subject to government clearance.” ICC board member with knowledge of the situation cited as saying by the Hindustan Times.
Meanwhile, the ICC has yet to release the formal schedule for the ODI showpiece tournament, which will begin in October. However, rumors indicate that the arch-rivals, India and Pakistan, will face off on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Furthermore, Bengaluru and Chennai are the two cities that could host the majority of the Men in Green’s World Cup matches. However, an official statement regarding Pakistan’s participation, as well as the itinerary for the ODI mega event, is yet to be released.