Former Pakistani cricketer Moin Khan has suggested that if India plays the Asia Cup in a neutral location, then Pakistan should do the same for the next World Cup matches. Speaking to the media, Khan stated that if India doesn’t host the Asia Cup, then Pakistan should not travel to India for the 2019 World Cup.
Khan urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to push for hosting the entire Asia Cup in Pakistan this year, and emphasized the importance of conversations between the two boards to resolve the issue.
He also stated that India should not be allowed to use financial coercion to force its will on other cricket governing bodies, and that there should be a discussion between the boards of India and Pakistan to determine how to play cricket.
Khan believes that the Pakistan Cricket Board should take a stand against India’s decision, stating that Pakistan should not travel to host the World Cup if India does not come to compete in the Asia Cup.
This situation between the two nations has been ongoing for some time now, with Pakistani cricket officials suggesting last year that they may not send a team to the Asia Cup in Pakistan in 2023. The following day, officials in India announced that they would not send a team to the World Cup in 2019.
The Indian Cricket Board Secretary, Jay Shah, had previously stated that India “can’t” send a team to Pakistan and that the competition would need to be held in a neutral location.
There are a number of solutions on the horizon that could prevent further events like this in Asia and around the world. A hybrid format for the Asia Cup was previously brought up on the fringes of an ICC meeting last month.
India’s games at the 2023 Asia Cup are expected to take place at a neutral site, possibly in the UAE or Oman.
In conclusion, the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan in cricket shows no signs of abating, with both sides taking strong stances on the issue. It remains to be seen how the situation will be resolved, but the importance of dialogue and compromise cannot be overstated in finding a solution that benefits both nations and the sport of cricket as a whole.