Pakistan is slated to host the 2023 Asia Cup, and in October, BCCI Secretary and President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Jay Shah made a surprising remark about it. In reaction, PCB threatened to skip India’s hosting of the ODI World Cup the following year. The warning was again reiterated by PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja, who also criticized BCCI. Former Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Irfan, though, has criticized the two bodies over the issue and offered a pretty blunt view of it.

The Asia Cup will take place at a neutral site, according to Shah, and the Indian team won’t be traveling to Pakistan to compete. If BCCI continued to uphold its promise, the PCB threatened to withdraw from the ODI World Cup in retribution.

The PCB chief acknowledged on Friday that Pakistan might withdraw from the competition if the ACC changed the venue, but that the nation would not object if India decided not to take part in the Asia Cup.

When questioned about the current verbal conflict between the two bodies, Irfan slammed both the PCB and the BCCI in his interview with ANI. He also asked India to go to Pakistan for the Asia Cup and Pakistan to travel to India for the World Cup.

“Both Pakistan and India should visit each other to play. As a consequence, people from both nations fall more deeply in love. Cricket and politics have to be kept apart. Don’t be fooled by suggestions that Pakistan won’t go to India; let the Board decide that.

It’s not like we don’t have hosting rights and we’re appealing to host it, Ramiz remarked on the sidelines of the current Pakistan-England Test in Rawalpindi on Friday. ” We obtained the rights lawfully. If India doesn’t come, they won’t either. If Pakistan is denied the right to host the Asia Cup, we might decide to withdraw.

We’ve shown that we can host top teams, Ramiz said.

Although the Asia Cup is a multi-nation event, it is almost as significant to the Asian bloc as the World Cup. Why did you initially give it to us and then make all those claims about how India doesn’t visit Pakistan? I can understand concerns about bilateral cricket. I recognize that India won’t travel because the government won’t let them; okay. However, it wouldn’t be just to deny the Asia Cup to the host country for that reason.