ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is around the corner and the excitement is building up. The tournament is scheduled to take place in India in October- November. The event is likely to see 47 matches being played and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have shortlisted 12 venues in Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Rajkot, Bengaluru, Delhi, Indore, Mohali, Guwahati and Hyderabad.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: PCB wants a written guarantee from BCCI for their participation in the 2025 Championships Trophy to confirm their availability in World Cup

Pakistan set to Travel India For World Cup 2023? Babar drops a few hints.
Pakistan set to Travel India For World Cup 2023? Babar drops a few hints.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: The talks between India and Pakistan related to the Asia Cup have taken a new twist. As per the reports in PTI, it is learned that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is keen to seek a written guarantee from the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) for participation in the Champions Trophy 2025. 

PCB wants a written guarantee only then they will travel to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The event is slated to take place in October this year and the reports suggested that the game between two arch-rivals will be played at the Narendra Modi international stadium. 

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It all ranges back to the debate between the two arch-rivals related to the venue of the Asia Cup 2023. The tournament originally is slated to take place in Pakistan but BCCI has objected to it, saying that they won’t travel to the nation due to security reasons. 

A hybrid model was proposed, which suggested that the Asia Cup will take place in Pakistan apart from the India games, which will be played in UAE. But reports suggested that the model has been declined by the Jay Shah-led ACC. 

ICC World Cup 2023: If Hybrid model is not accepted, Pakistan will not play Asia Cup 2023 – Reports 

India to play its Asia Cup 2023 matches in neutral venues outside Pakistan
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: As per the reports, PCB chairman Najam Sethi is likely to travel to Dubai to hold meetings with ACC officials related to the future of the Asia Cup. It is learned that he’s stern on his statement and if the officials won’t accept the hybrid model then Pakistan will not play the Asia Cup. 

“Sethi has recently met with some government officials and also obtained advice from them on whether Pakistan should play in the Asia Cup if it is not held in Lahore and Dubai as proposed by the PCB under its hybrid model plan to the ACC. Sethi is expected to make it very clear to the ACC members that either they accept Pakistan’s hybrid proposal or the PCB will not take part in the competition this year if it is moved from Pakistan. 

Apparently, Sethi has now realized that it is time for some hard decisions and is not willing to accept any more delays from the ACC on the finalization of venues and schedule for the Asia Cup. Sethi is clear now no Asia Cup matches in Pakistan, no Pakistan team in Asia Cup.” The source claimed 

Asia Cup is scheduled to take place in September. The tournament will see six teams clashing with each other in 13 matches. Six teams have been divided into two groups with three teams each. India and Pakistan are placed in group A along with Nepal whereas Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are placed in Group B. 

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