Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja said that India is not going to discover it straightforward to drop out of worldwide tournaments that will likely be held in Pakistan. His statements come after Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports activities, mentioned that there are safety points that have to be handled in Pakistan earlier than India can journey there.
The ICC introduced that Pakistan would be the host for the 2025 Champions Trophy, the primary time it has been assigned a significant event for the reason that 1996 ODI World Cup. With the political tensions between the 2 international locations, it’s but to be seen what India thinks of the choice. So far as Ramiz is worried, India will face quite a lot of stress in the event that they wish to pull out of the event.
“It’s laborious to get a bilateral sequence with India, however tri-nation sequence might be held sooner or later. So far as the worldwide tournaments are involved, it’s not straightforward to drag out.
“As a result of in that case, there may be stress. And all this stuff are introduced to the boards, and I don’t suppose this can occur,” Ramiz mentioned in a digital press convention after ICC’s announcement.
“It gained’t be straightforward so long as political hurdles are concerned” – Ramiz Raja on relations between the 2 international locations.
Whereas the potential for a bilateral sequence between India and Pakistan is nearly non-existent in the mean time, Ramiz Raja said that his skilled relationship with BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly, is constructing, and the 2 boards are eager to take issues ahead in the fitting route.
“Almost about my working relationship with Sourav Ganguly, I’ve that. We spoke about quite a few issues and the way can we take world cricket ahead.
“There needs to be a profit for everybody since cricketers are holding these positions, and it’s simpler to speak for the reason that bond is there. It gained’t be straightforward, and so long as there are political hurdles concerned, issues gained’t transfer ahead,” Ramiz added additional.
PCB has taken the duty of internet hosting the 2023 Asia Cup as properly, for which the participation of India hasn’t been confirmed as of but.