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PCB chairman Najam Sethi requires emergency assembly of ACC over Asia Cup venue

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The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has agreed to carry an government board assembly in Bahrain on February 4 to debate this yr’s Asia Cup and India’s participation within the event within the neighboring nation.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 24, 2023 09:57 IST

ACC board to fulfill on February 4 to debate Asia Cup and India’s participation: PCB chief (AFP Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) will maintain an emergency assembly on February 4 in Bahrain to debate the situation of the 2023 Asia Cup following a request from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi. PCB chairman Najam Sethi advised the media in Lahore that in his current journey to Dubai, he was capable of persuade the ACC members to carry the board assembly.

“It is a major development that the ACC board will meet on 4th February in Bahrain and matters relating to the Asia Cup will be discussed,” he stated.

“There will also be an ICC meeting in March and I don’t want to go public with what negotiations I had with ACC members in Dubai or what I plan to do, argue or discuss at the coming meetings. But yes definitely, India and Pakistan cricket relations are important.”

Last yr, the PCB was outraged when ACC president Jay Shah introduced that the Indian workforce wouldn’t journey to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, and that the occasion could be relocated elsewhere, because it had completed in 2018. The PCB, led on the time by Ramiz Raja, responded by threatening that if India didn’t come to Pakistan, it will not ship a workforce to the ODI World Cup, which might be held in India later this yr.

Ramiz later additionally threatened that Pakistan may additionally contemplate withdrawing from the Asia Cup. Sethi agreed that cricket issues between India and Pakistan want some readability in order that ACC and ICC occasions usually are not affected. “Hosting the Asia Cup this year is very important and India sending its team is a big issue because it will obviously have repercussions on the Champions Trophy being held in Pakistan in 2025.”

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Jan 24, 2023