Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani is optimistic about hosting India within the Asia Cup in 2023 and hopes the political relations between the 2 countries would improve by then.
Mani stated Sri Lanka will host the Asia Cup in 2022.
“In current days there was some constructive indicators by backdoor channels and hopefully the ice will soften within the relations,” he advised the Jang newspaper in an interview on Wednesday.
Mani stated if the Indian team visited Pakistan, it might be a “massive breakthrough” for Pakistan cricket.
Mani additional stated the Asia Cup 2021 was unlikely to be held as neither Pakistan nor India would have the time for it. Pakistan could be busy internet hosting PSL 6 matches and India could be busy with the ICC World Test Championship closing in opposition to New Zealand.
“There was a small window [for the Asia Cup] in June wherein we’re going to play the remainder of the Pakistan Super League matches,” Mani stated.
“The Indian team will play the ultimate of the Test Championship in opposition to New Zealand. They need to go to England two weeks in the past and keep in quarantine so the Indian team can also be busy,” he added.
Mani stated he hadn’t formally acquired any data on the experiences of India sending its ‘B’ team for the Asia Cup. “We now have additionally heard concerning the Indian board eager to ship a ‘B’ workforce to Asia Cup however nobody has spoken about it to us.”
Mani stated the income earned from the Asia Cup could be spent on selling cricket in affiliate international locations, and that the Asian Cricket Council could be assured a correct revenue from the event provided that all of the groups took half within the regional competitors.
Mani additionally disclosed that the ICC had assured the PCB about Pakistan’s participation within the T20 World Cup this year in India.