Ehsan Mani, chairman of the Pakistani Cricket Board, rejected BCCI chairman Sourav Ganguly’s statement that the Asian Cup will be held in Dubai and clarified that a final decision on where the competition will be held has been made pending.
Mani said that the decision on the location of the Asian Cup will be in the interest of Asian countries.
The chairman of the PCB added that the purpose of hosting the Asian Cup was to provide economic benefits to associate members of the International Cricket Association.
Mani responded to a comment by Sourav Ganguly, chairman of the Indian Cricket Control Board (BCCI), that the Asian Cup is being held in Dubai and that both India and Pakistan can participate in the competition.
The Asian Cup is scheduled for this year in Pakistan, and the Asian Cricket Committee meeting will take place in Dubai on March 3, after which the final decision will be taken.
India insists that it cannot play in Pakistan for security reasons.
India had previously said that Pakistan, as long as it was held at a neutral location, had no problems organizing the event. Since Pakistan’s visit to India, the two countries have never played a bilateral match since 2012 to 2013.
Since the beginning of 2013, the two sides have only played each other in large ICC games. Pakistan beat India in the final of the 2017 ICC Champions League, while last year India beat Pakistan during the ICC Cricket World Cup.