Karachi. The Chairman and CEO of the International Cricket Council (ICC) is currently in Lahore to seek assurances that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will not push to implement the hybrid model for its matches in this year’s ODI World Cup in India.
Sources confirmed to PTI that ICC Chairman Greg Barclay and CEO Geoff Allardyce have specially arrived in Lahore to seek assurances to ensure Pakistan’s participation in the ODI World Cup to be held in October-November. has done that if the Indian team will not visit Pakistan for the Asia Cup, then their team will not go to India for the World Cup. Only after this, the top officials of ICC have come on a visit to Pakistan.
“The ICC and the World Cup host Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) are concerned about Najam Sethi’s hybrid model,” sources said. If the model is accepted for a regional competition, the PCB can ask the ICC to implement it. Model in the World Cup on the issue of Pakistan playing in India.
Sethi has already hinted that if the Pakistan government does not allow the team to be sent to India due to security reasons, the PCBICC will ask Pakistan to hold matches at neutral places but ICC And BCCI does not want such a situation Because it will affect the India-Pakistan match and the success of the tournament as well. Another source said that this is the reason why BCCI Secretary Jai Shah is not accepting the hybrid model for the Asia Cup, under which three or four matches will be played. will be will be held in Pakistan and the remaining matches will be held in UAE or Sri Lanka.
Pakistan is the host of the Asia Cup and Sethi has been repeating time and again that if the tournament is held at a neutral venue instead of Pakistan, then his team will not participate in this tournament. “ICC officials are trying to act as a bridge between PCB and BCCI and try to resolve pending issues related to Asia Cup and World Cup,” he said.