Former India opener Aakash Chopra, one of the only a few outstanding faces within the Indian cricket fraternity to have spread out at the BCCI vs PCB rely, said he can ‘deliver in writing’ that India may not travel to Pakistan for subsequent yr’s Asia Cup and additionally Pakistan will really come to India to play the ODI World Cup.

Ahead of India’s T20 World Cup opener against Pakistan in Melbourne on Sunday, a massive debate has taken centre level approximately the destiny of cricketing ties between these Asian giants. BCCI and PCB were at loggerheads ever for the reason that Indian cricket board’s secretary Jay Shah, who additionally happens to be the president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) confirmed that India won’t journey to Pakistan for the next version of Asia Cup in 2023 and that it will likely be hosted in a impartial venue. The statement, which PCB claimed was made with none dialogue with ACC participants, attracted sharp complaint from former Pakistan cricketers. PCB, in reality, in a strongly-worded letter, threatened to pull out of the ODI World Cup in India next 12 months and said India’s move of now not touring to Pakistan might also have ramifications inside the cricketing ties between the 2 neighbours.

Former India opener Aakash Chopra, however, has a one of a kind take on it. The former right-hander, one of the only a few outstanding faces within the Indian cricket fraternity to have opened up on the problem, said he can ‘give in writing’ that India may not journey to Pakistan for subsequent yr’s Asia Cup and also Pakistan will in reality come to India to play the ODI World Cup.

“Asia Cup may not occur at all if India don’t take part, there is no danger. The Asia Cup is a minor tournament in comparison to the arena cup. Skipping the World Cup method you will turn out to be forgoing a massive amount of revenue that ICC shares (with the taking part countries). It’s a case of who blinks first. So I’m not taking this seriously. I sense the Asia Cup 2023 will be held and at a impartial venue,” Chopra said on his YouTube channel.

Terming India as ‘the large brother of ACC’, Chopra additionally claimed that BCCI is the most effective member of the council that doesn’t take cash, it rather distributes it a few of the different boards.

“Of path, ACC is a consortium. But few are privy to the fact that India doesn’t take a penny from ACC. Everybody takes a certain amount from the (ACC) coffer whether or not 4 million or eight million but India finally ends up distributing their quantity rather,” Chopra stated. “India has been playing the position of a huge brother in ACC. If it has been said that the crew may not journey to Pakistan, then I can give you this in writing that India gained’t. The Asia Cup will also be held at a neutral venue. And Pakistan may even absolutely come to play within the World Cup (in India)… Take all this from in writing. All these items are guaranteed,” he brought.

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