The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has faced a significant setback as the cricket governing bodies of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan have rejected the proposed hybrid model for the Asia Cup 2023. This development comes after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declined to visit Pakistan, citing security concerns.
Under the PCB’s hybrid model, the plan was to play four or five matches in Pakistan, while the remaining matches would be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, the cricket boards of Sri Lanka (SLC), Bangladesh (BCB), and Afghanistan (ACB) have declined the proposal. It is worth noting that if Pakistan is to participate in the Asia Cup, they will have to play on a neutral venue.
Furthermore, in response to the announcement by BCCI Secretary Jay Shah that the Indian cricket team will not tour Pakistan, the PCB has stated that they will take part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, which is scheduled to be held in India later this year.