BBCI secretary Jay Shah cleared the air by saying that the schedule for the upcoming 2023 World Cup will be unveiled during the World Test Championship to be held at The Oval.
Shah’s remarks on the schedule of the World Cup came after the conclusion of the Board’s Special General Meeting (SGM) held on Saturday in Ahmedabad. A decision regarding the fate of the Asia Cup 2023 will be made in the coming days.
Shah, who is also the current president of the Asian Cricket Council, stated that an emergent ACC meeting will be conducted to determine whether the PCB’s hybrid format for the 2023 Asia Cup is possible.
Shah will meet with his counterparts on Sunday from Sri Lanka Cricket, the Bangladesh Cricket Board, and the Afghanistan Cricket Board to discuss the Asia Cup informally.
The Asia Cup is slated for September in Pakistan, but with India reluctant to travel there, the ACC has been seeking alternatives. The PCB recently proposed a hybrid approach for the six-team competition, with four of the 13 matches taking place in Pakistan. India, Pakistan, and Nepal are all grouped together. Meanwhile, the second group includes Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
In his capacity as ACC chairman, Shah stated that the Asia Cup should take place this year. Due to political difficulties between the two nations, the tournament has not been held in Pakistan or India since 2008.