Pakistan unwilling to play Cricket world cup matches in Ahmedabad; PCB writes to ICC

Ahmedababad: Najam Sethi, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has expressed his concerns to Greg Barclay, the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), regarding any plan of holding the Cricket World Cup, match against rival team India at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.

According to reports quoting a senior PCB source, Sethi has conveyed to ICC officials that Pakistan does not wish to play their matches in Ahmedabad unless it is a knockout game like the final. Sethi has requested ICC to schedule their games in Chennai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata if the Pakistan government grants clearance for the national team to travel to India for the global event scheduled in October and November.

Sethi also requested ICC officials to convince BCCI to accept Pakistan’s hybrid model for the Asia Cup. He emphasized Pakistan’s share of ICC revenues should be increased, highlighting the advantages Australia and England have due to bilateral series with India and IPL participation. The schedule and venues for the World Cup will be finalized by BCCI and ICC officials in London. DeshGujarat