All groups will play ICC ODI World Cup 2023, no nation can overlook India: Anurag Thakur provides befitting reply to Ramiz Raja | Cricket Information
Union Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur has mentioned India is a significant energy on the planet of sports activities and no nation can overlook the nation. He was responding to a question about remarks of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja that if India doesn’t come for Asia Cup, Pakistan will not go for 2023 World Cup to be hosted by India. “Await the fitting time. India is a significant energy on the planet of sports activities & no nation can overlook India,” Thakur mentioned.
Ramiz Raja says that if India do not play the Asia Cup in Pakistan, Pakistan will not play the World Cup in India subsequent 12 months.#Cricket pic.twitter.com/8IizhYGN2E
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Earlier in October, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had indicated that Asia Cup may very well be held at a impartial venue. After Shah’s remarks about holding Asia Cup at a impartial venue, PCB issued a press release it may possibly affect Pakistan’s go to to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 “The general affect of such statements has the potential to separate the Asian and worldwide cricketing communities and may affect Pakistan’s go to to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and future ICC Occasions in India within the 2024-2031 cycle,” PCB mentioned, Following PCB’s assertion, Thakur had mentioned that India will host the 2023 WC with all groups.
“It’s an inner matter of BCCI and it’ll deal with the problem well. We’ve not finished something flawed but whereas internet hosting worldwide tournaments earlier than. We’ve hosted World Cup efficiently earlier than and all groups participated fortunately. We are going to host the event subsequent 12 months and all groups will play in it,” Thakur had mentioned in October.
BCCI President Roger Binny additionally mentioned that touring Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023 will not be the board’s name, however they’ll depend on the federal government’s choice.
“That isn’t our name. We can’t say the place our staff has to go. We have to take clearance from the federal government if we go away the nation, or different nations come right here. We can’t take that call on our personal, we have now to depend on the federal government,” Binny had mentioned.
2023 will mark the primary time ever that India will host the marquee cricketing occasion by itself. It co-hosted the 1987 World Cup with Pakistan and the 1996 World Cup with Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The event made its return to India in 2011 when it co-hosted it together with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. India additionally emerged victorious within the 2011 version of the event.