As Pakistan prepares itself to host Asia Cup next year in the month of September, PCB has set a deadline till June 2020 for India to confirm their participation in the event.
Wasim Khan, the CEO of Pakistan Cricket Board stated, “We need to see if India agrees to come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. There is still some time left till next year’s September but by June, we have to know where we are going with this and if it can’t be hosted here because of a lack of involvement of India,”
However, Asia Cricket Council will get the privilege to make the final call on the tournaments. Adding further, Khan said, “But that is a decision for the Asian Cricket Council and ICC to make. We are ready to have India in the Asia Cup,”
Acknowledging the fact that there are issues from both ends, he added, “Board to board level, we share a good relation with India but they have a lot of government interference and we can’t keep on running after them to play a bilateral series. If they want to play they will have to tell us and give us a firm commitment. We have no issues playing at a neutral venue.”