The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given a deadline to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to confirm their participation in the Pakistan-hosted Asia Cup to be held in 2020.
The political tension between Pakistan and India has cast doubt over the Indian cricket team’s participation in Asia Cup.
Both teams have not played a bilateral series since 2013 but have met each other various times in international events.
Speaking to media regarding this matter, the PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan said:
We need to see if India agrees to come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. There is still some time till next year’s September but by June, we have to know where we are going with this and if it can’t be hosted here because of a lack of involvement of India.
He further added that the decision to change the venue of the 2020 Asia Cup entirely rests on the Asian Cricket Council (ACC).
But that is a decision for the Asian Cricket Council and ICC to make. We are ready to have India in the Asia Cup.
PCB has directed all its efforts to revive international cricket in Pakistan and successfully holding an international tournament will help convince more teams to visit Pakistan.
Pakistan invited Sri Lanka to play a series on their home soil and both teams are facing each other at National Stadium Karachi in 2nd of 3 scheduled ODIs while the first match was washed out.
The Sri Lankan team will also play three T20Is, which will be hosted at Gadaffi Stadium.