On the sidelines of the 91st BCCI Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on Tuesday, Asian Cricket Council chief Jay Shah announced that the Indian cricket team will not travel to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup. Pakistan is set to host the 2023 Asia Cup, and sources previously stated that the BCCI was open to sending Team India to the tournament. Shah, who is also the BCCI secretary, stated that the 2023 Asia Cup may be held in a neutral location rather than in Pakistan.
India last visited Pakistan for a bilateral series in 2005-06, led by Rahul Dravid. Since 2012-13, when Pakistan toured India, India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral cricket series.
Since 2012-13, when Pakistan toured India for three T20Is and as many ODIs, India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral cricket series. Both have only met in world events or the Asia Cup since then.
Matches between the two teams are always highly anticipated, with stadiums packed to capacity. Tickets for the two teams’ T20 World Cup 2022 match on October 23 sold out within hours of their release.
Pakistan has recently put on some memorable performances against India, and they even broke India’s World Cup jinx by defeating them in the T20 World Cup last year in the UAE.
Taking note of that performance, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja recently stated that Team India has begun to improve.
Taking note of that performance, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja recently stated that Team India has begun to respect Pakistan and that the Babar Azam-led side should be commended for putting up a good fight.
“These games are more about mental toughness than skill and talent. Small teams can beat big teams if they have a never-say-die attitude. Pakistan has always been considered the underdog in (World Cup) games against India. However, they have recently begun to respect us. They previously believed that Pakistan could not defeat them “Raja stated to Dawn News.