India and Pakistan should play at a neutral site during the Asia Cup:-This means all India matches will be outside Pakistan, while the rest of the games will be held in Pakistan, the hosts of the tournament
India can play archrivals Pakistan and other teams at a venue outside of Pakistan during the Asia Cup. This is according to a proposal of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the hosts of the tournament. PCB came up with the proposal during last week’s Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting in Dubai.
ACC president Jay Shah, also the BCCI secretary, was present at the meeting while Arun Dhumal, the IPL chairman, represented India. However, no decision has been taken yet about the venues for the India games.
The BCCI had made it clear after last year’s Annual General Body Meeting that the Indian team will not travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup because the central government would not give clearance
The Pakistan Cricket Board has suggested that matches against India be played at a neutral site (outside of Pakistan). The location of the neutral venue has not been disclosed to the BCCI. The ACC has not made a decision about it. It will be considered at the following meeting.
Also, there are logistical and monetary issues. Nevertheless, since they will require a different crew in a different nation, we are unsure if the official broadcaster will approve of this decision, according to a representative who attended the conference.
It is also unknown if the teams, with the exception of Pakistan, would agree to play India anywhere else.
When the BCCI made the decision that the Indian squad would not visit Pakistan for the Asia Cup, the then-chairman of the PCB, the former cricketer Ramiz Raja, declared that Pakistan would not travel if such were the case for the 50-over World Cup that would be held in India later this year.
It seems that the current chairman Najam Sethi’s remarks before leaving for the ACC meeting struck a more amenable tone when he remarked, “It’s necessary to examine how other members (of ACC) look at our stand on Asia Cup.
Although what they believe is significant, we must also recognise the BCCI’s influence in international cricket given its financial weight.
The PCB’s suggestion is an attempt to create a middle ground in which the matches not involving India will be held in Pakistan.
India and Pakistan have been placed in the same group for the Asia Cup and may face one another up to three times.