Ex-Pakistan batter opens up on ODI World Cup 2023: ‘Would by no means go to India…’

ODI World Cup 2023 will not be going to be an atypical match since India is the host and the dynamics of India vs Pakistan will maintain the occasion within the headline for a lot of causes. Pakistan Cricket Board is elevating many doubts round their participation within the ODI World Cup 2023 and just lately a former Pakistan batter Javed Miandad stated that if had the ability the make selections, “he would have by no means allowed the Pakistan workforce to journey to India”.

The remarks by Javed Miandad got here because the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) and Board of Management of Cricket (BCCI) are engaged on the group of the match with the primary match prone to be performed on 5 October.

Beforehand, India refused to journey to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023 and the difficulty was resolved solely after it was determined that India will play its matches in Sri Lanka.

“Pakistan has been to India in 2012 and even in 2016 now it’s the flip of the Indians to return right here. If I needed to decide I might by no means go to India to play any match, even the World Cup. We’re all the time able to play them (India) however they by no means reply in the identical method,” Javed Miandad stated.

“Pakistan cricket is larger…we’re nonetheless producing high quality gamers. So I do not suppose even when we do not go to India it should make any distinction to us,” he added.

Javed Miandad stated that sports activities shouldn’t be combined with politics and we won’t select our neighbours, so it is higher to cooperate will one another.

“I all the time say one cannot select its neighbours, so it’s higher to dwell by cooperating with one another. And I’ve all the time stated cricket is a sport which brings individuals nearer to one another and may take away misunderstandings and grievances between international locations,” he stated.

Furthermore, the Pakistan Cricket Board obtained one other jolt on Tuesday as its chairman Najam Sethi withdrew himself from the race for the following PCB chairman. He began his tenure in December 2022 which can expire on 21 June.

“I do not wish to be a bone of rivalry between Asif Zardari and Shehbaz Sharif,” Sethi tweeted. “Such instability and uncertainty will not be good for PCB. Below the circumstances I’m not a candidate for Chairmanship of PCB. Good luck to all stakeholders.”


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Up to date: 20 Jun 2023, 05:25 PM IST