Asia Cup 2023: PCB’s second hybrid model proposal likely to be accepted by ACC

Xtra Time Web Desk: In what comes as a major development, the proposed second hybrid model by Pakistan Cricket Board 9PCB) for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023 is likely to get the final nod from the other member boards of Asian Cricket Council (ACC). It is learnt from reliable sources that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) & Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have decided to go ahead with the proposal from PCB. The 50-over tournament will be played in the first half of September with the tentative dates being September 1-19.

Lahore is all set to host the four matches in Pakistan while the remaining 9 matches will be played either in UAE or Sri Lanka. Asian Cricket Council President Mr Jay Shah is likely to meet the members in UAE soon to finalize the dates and venue.

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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were in a deadlock in terms of playing the Asia Cup in Pakistan. Given the sour political relations between the two countries, the BCCI had refused to travel to their neighbouring country, citing security concerns for the players and staff.

As far as Pakistan Cricket Board’s stand on World Cup 2023 is concerned, they are still firm that they will play their matches at other venues apart from India much like the hybrid model that is followed for Asia Cup.   

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