PCB wants under-19 Asia Cup out of India

PCB wants under-19 Asia Cup out of India- InsideSport

The PCB wants that the under-19 Asia Cup should not be held in India.

The Pakistan Cricket Board will register its objection to India getting right to host the Under-19 Asia Cup. The tournament is slated to be played at Bengaluru in November. India has been granted the rights to host the tournament.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs. A response is still awaited.

The PCB will table at the Asian Cricket Council annual general meetings over the weekend in Sri Lanka its demand to relocate the under-19 World Cup to some other venue outside India.

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad had recently said that Pakistan should boycott India even during the ICC multi-national events. The prevailing political tension has severely dented cultural and sporting ties between the neighbouring nations.

“Since Pakistan is the current chair of ACC, we will discuss this matter on August 12 in Colombo,” Najam Sethi, head of the PCB’s executive committee, had told ESPNcricinfo. “There are secure neutral venues outside India and Pakistan where the championship can be held.”

PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan is also the ICC president.

“We definitely want to play the tournament, being an important member in the ACC. But playing in India in present circumstances is not possible. There will be a visa glitch and a lot of other off-field issues will prevail. We don’t want to face any inconvenience ahead of the event,” a PCB spokesperson has reportedly said.