Ramiz Raja clears Pakistan’s stance over 2023 World Cup in India

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Just In: Things have heated up since Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah said that India would not travel to Pakistan for the fortnight ODI format 2023 Asia Cup and that the tournament should play in a neutral location.

The Pakistan Cricket Board patiently waited a similar response over time, and at last, PCB president Ramiz Raja broke his silence in a recent interview, declaring that Men in Green would not play in the ICC ODI World Cup in India if India refused to visit Pakistan during the Asia Cup.

Ramiz Raja stated in an interview with a local sports channel, “Our position on the entire situation is clear. If India joins, we will go to the World Cup; if they don’t, the World Cup would be played without Pakistan. Who will watch the World Cup in India the next year if Pakistan doesn’t participate? We have the best team, we made the T20 Finals, and the cricketing community is aware of our potential”.

“I’ve always argued that we need to boost Pakistan’s cricket industry, and that can only happen if our team succeeds, as it did in the 2021 T20 World Cup. In the Asia Cup, we defeated India, and the Pakistan cricket team twice in a single year defeated the board of a billion-dollar economy,” he added.