The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been consistent in its position that it will not tour India until the BCCI agrees to hold the Asia Cup in Pakistan. However, the Indian media has reported that Pakistan is set to play World Cup matches in Chennai and Kolkata.
The Pakistan cricket team may want to play the majority of its games during the ODI World Cup 2023 in Chennai and Kolkata, according to recent claims from Indian media. Pakistan is expected to feel at ease playing in these two cities because they were chosen as secure locations for the squad during prior visits.
In contrast to prior rumours, which said that Pakistan would play its World Cup games in Bangladesh, this has changed.
When given the option, Pakistan would prefer to play the majority of its World Cup matches in Kolkata and Chennai, according to an Indian source. Nevertheless, much would rely on what the BCCI and the Indian government decide.
A decision is anticipated to be made in the best interest of all competing teams and is currently being discussed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). While ACC has already committed to host India’s matches outside of Pakistan for the Asia Cup, the PCB has already advised the ICC to hold the matches at a neutral location.
Noting that the PCB has made it plain that Pakistan is unwilling to play in India if India does not travel Pakistan for the Asia Cup, the ICC will need to handle this delicate situation with caution.