Indian Cricket Board’s secretary and ACC president Jay Shah has ignited a new controversy with his recent statement on India’s possibility of traveling to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023. Following Shah’s statement, the Pakistan cricket Board has also come up with a response by releasing a statement that they might pull out of the ODI World Cup of 2023 going to be held in India.
Although, PCB’s response has drawn mixed reactions from the cricketing fraternity. Recently, former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has come up with a statement on this issue. He went on to say that PCB is not in a position to take any objection to their participation in the World Cup next year.
The current Pakistan administration is quite weak – Danish Kaneria
“The BCCI could very well decide to do that. The PCB cannot take any objection as BCCI is the richest board in the world and they contribute 90% to ICC’s overall revenue. Pakistan might not agree with the BCCI’s stance on the matter but all other boards have to agree with them. England, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand, all these boards are with the BCCI as they know there’s nothing without the BCCI,” said Kaneria in a video on his YouTube channel.
“The Indian board is very, very powerful, whereas the current Pakistan administration is quite weak. There used to be a few strict administrators on the Pakistani board who are not there anymore. They will have to agree with what the BCCI says, and there’s no need to feel bad because it’s due to the political scenario between the two countries as the Indian board would not get the required clearance (to travel to Pakistan),” he added later.
Later on, Kaneria also talked about the neutral venue. He also mentioned the possibilities of talks between the Indian cricket Board and PCB.
“Officials from the BCCI and the PCB should arrange a meeting at a natural venue. They can do that in Dubai in the presence of some people from the ICC. Both the boards should build their respective core teams consisting of diplomats,” he concluded.