Further action on the 2023 Asian Cup will be determined after the IPL final: Jay Shah, BCCI secretary

The respective presidents of the Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka cricket boards will grace the IPL 2023 final to be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium on May 28. We will hold talks with them to chart the way forward for the 2023 Asia Cup, Shah said.

Bilateral cricket has fallen victim to the deteriorating political relations between India and Pakistan over the past decade, with the neighboring countries now playing each other only in multi-team competitions on neutral grounds.

India, citing security concerns, refused to travel to Pakistan for the Asian Cup in September, and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has offered them the opportunity to play their matches in the United Arab Emirates under a so-called hybrid model.

Although the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not yet given a formal response to the offer, Sethi said India wants the entire tournament moved from Pakistan.

This could have serious implications for this year’s World Cup 50-Hovers in India as well as the 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan, he added.

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