Pakistan ‘Not Comfortable’ With ODI World Cup 2023 Venues For Team’s Matches: Report

A BCCI source told PTI that the ICC asking members for suggestions on the itinerary is part of the protocol and there has to be a strong reason for the venues to be changed.

The Pakistan cricket team is not “comfortable” playing a portion of the partaking groups at explicit settings during the ODI World Cup in India, remembering Afghanistan for Chennai and Australia in Bengaluru. The gridlock over the Asia Cup arranging has finished and presently Pakistan is supposed to go to India for the World Cup in October-November. The much-anticipated challenge between India and Pakistan is probably going to be put in Ahmedabad on October 15.

Before announcing the World Cup schedule, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked members boards including the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for suggestions on the proposed itinerary.

A dependable source in the PCB let PTI know that the board’s information, examination and group methodology specialists have been given the errand of endorsing the settings where the ICC and BCCI have probably booked Pakistan’s counterparts for the 50-over uber occasion.

“The PCB sent the conditional agenda for the group to the selectors/specialists who obviously are not happy with a portion of the Pakistan group’s booked matches and settings like they have reservations on Pakistan playing Afghanistan in Chennai and Australia at Bengaluru,” the source said.

Playing Afghanistan in turn agreeable to Chennai would mean confronting any semblance of Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad, who did well for Gujarat Titans in the 2023 Indian Head Association.

Conditions in Bengaluru are generally batting cordial and it is difficult to comprehend the reason why Pakistan would have reservations about playing Australia at the Chinnaswamy Arena. The PCB source said the selectors, who are likewise essential for the group the executives, has prompted the board not to acknowledge Chennai as the scene for the match against Afghanistan as it was by and large and measurably a setting which leaned toward spinners.

“The idea is to ask the ICC/BCCI to reschedule Pakistan’s matches and play Afghanistan in Bengaluru and Australia in Chennai to the group’s solidarity,” the source asserted.

Notwithstanding, a BCCI source said the ICC asking individuals for ideas on the schedule is important for the convention and there must be areas of strength for the scenes to be changed.

“A part board can push for a scene change because of well-being reasons like Pakistan did in 2016 when they voyaged India for the T20 World Cup. In the event that you begin communicating reservations once again a scene according to your group’s assets and shortcomings on the field, then it turns out to be extremely difficult to settle the timetable.

“So except if there is a sufficient explanation, no progressions are made, all things considered,” said the source alluding to the Indo-Pak challenge in 2016 when the game was moved to Kolkata from Dharamsala.

Last month, the PCB declared another look at the public determination council which interestingly had a secretary, chief examination and group procedure for the public side in Hassan Cheema while likewise including Mickey Arthur, who is the public men’s group’s chief, and lead trainer Award Bradburn.

Boss Selector Haroon Rasheed has expressed that in a bid to embrace the necessities of current cricket, the selectors would rely vigorously upon information and examination to foster a group procedure before any match.

Having gotten some information about whether Pakistan was ready to play their show-stopper match against India at Ahmedabad, the PCB source said it was settled upon pretty much, however, a last call would come from the public authority.

Pakistan group’s underlying two qualifying matches are scheduled in Hyderabad for October 6 and 12.

Different settings where Pakistan is supposed to play in are Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad.