ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Pakistan Refuse To Play Their Matches At Narendra Modi Stadium In Ahmedabad, Propose THESE Venues

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi conveyed to his International Cricket Council (ICC) counterpart Greg Barclay his apprehensions about playing the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 match against arch-rivals India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Is. ,

As initially reported by news agency PTI, the PCB wants its matches to be scheduled in Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru. Barclay and ICC General Manager Geoff Allardyce were in Karachi recently to seek assurance from the PCB boss that they would not seek to play their ODI World Cup 2023 matches at a neutral venue after the ACC rejected their demand to play the Asia Cup on grounds that ready to do. of the ‘hybrid model’.

According to a senior PCB source: “Sethi has conveyed to Barclay and Allardyce that Pakistan does not want the match to be scheduled in Ahmedabad unless it is a knock-out game like the final.

PTI news agency quoted the source as saying, “They requested the ICC to organize their games in Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata if the national team is allowed to travel to India for the global event in October and November. Approval is received from the government.

While the Pakistan board is apprehensive about the safety of its players if they were to play India in Ahmedabad, it must be mentioned that the Inzamam-ul-Haq-led team played at Motera during the 2005 tour of India. The PCB official also informed that Sethi has asked ICC officials to persuade the BCCI to accept Pakistan’s hybrid model. asia cup 2023Which is unlikely to see the light of day.

He also confirmed that Sethi had also emphasized that he would not accept the new revenue sharing model unless its share was increased in the new five-year cycle. “Sethi said it was unfair that Pakistan should get a lesser share of ICC revenue in the new cycle than Australia and England,” the source said.

Sethi argued that Australia and England regularly get to play bilateral series with India and their players also feature in the Indian Premier League, which means that managing the IPL brings additional revenue to both the boards.

BCCI and ICC officials who are currently in London for the World Test Championship final are expected to finalize the schedule and venues of the World Cup before it is broadcast to the member/participating nations in the next few days .