The Upcoming Asia Cup 2023 which was set to held in Pakistan is currently facing a potential boycott threats from Pakistan, as India was not ready to come to Pakistan for Asia Cup Matches. Recent threats forced India to consider Hybrid Model for tournament.
Earlier, the decision was under review that Asia Cup would be transferred to UAE on mutual understanding but as Pakistan refused to give up on his hosting chance. India is forced to think about playing the tournament with hybrid model.
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What is Hybrid Model ?
Under this model, all the other participating teams would play their matches in Pakistan while Indian team would play match in any other country. The BCCI earlier refused to play match in UAE due to hot weather.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India was suggesting Sri Lanka as the host country, and Pakistan was putting Oman as an option. Talks are still going on in this regard and final venue would be out in coming four to five days.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) did not accepted the suggestion of replacing the host country as it is a good chance for Pakistan to start international Cricket in home grounds. The board has taken a strong stance regarding upcoming world cup.
The Cricket board of Pakistan also decided to not to travel to India for upcoming World Cup if the Indian team does not participate in Asia Cup.
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The discussions about replacing Pakistan with Sri Lanka or Bangladesh for two years could be possible until the relationship between India and Pakistan may have improved. PCB officially rejected the decision stated that if it is final than Pakistan is withdrawing from Asia Cup.
Despite all the economic crises, Pakistan Cricket Board managed to take care the sentiments of Pakistani cricket fans rather than monetary aspect.