Asia Cup 2023: Pakistan May Withdraw Its Participation After Rejection Of Its ‘Hybrid Model’

Asia Cup 2023: Pakistan May Withdraw Its Participation After Rejection Of Its ‘Hybrid Model’: The Ship of Asia Cup is still in doldrums as Pakistan may pull out of Asia Cup 2023 as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have refused to back their ‘Hybrid Model’, a news report said on Tuesday.

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According to the cricket calendar, Pakistan was selected to host the Asia Cup 2023, which is scheduled to begin in September 2023. However, the BCCI refused to send the Indian cricket team to Pakistan for security reasons for the upcoming event. As a result, the controversy over who will host the Asia Cup 2023 began.

Following months of intense tussle between the BCCI and the PCB over Asia Cup 2023, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering withdrawing from the event due to the rejection of their proposed hybrid format.

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and India have all stated that hosting the Asia Cup alongside another nation in Pakistan is neither economically nor strategically viable. Since India is unable to travel to Pakistan, all of the neighboring nations, according to PTI, believe that the upcoming championship should be held in Sri Lanka.

According to the report, the fact that the members of the executive board of the Asian Cricket Council will hold a formal or virtual meeting later this month is now merely a formality. Pakistan Cricket Board is currently mindful that Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are not sponsorship its half and half model proposition for the Asia Cup.”

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What Is Hybrid Model Of Asia Cup 2023

According to the model, PCB needed to direct 3-4 matches in Pakistan and most of them in an impartial nation thinking about BCCI’s (Leading group of Cricket Control in India) reservations over security. In the new half-and-half model, the competition will be played in two parts. Pakistan will host Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal in the first phase.

India’s matches in the second phase will be played at a neutral location. Due to the heat, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka are opposed to the UAE. Sri Lanka is the preferred destination. Even if India does not qualify, the final will still be held at a neutral location. The schedule will be announced at the end of June following the ACC’s official announcement of the hybrid model.

However, other boards like the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), and Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) did not lend their support to the PCB. According to a PTI report, the BCCI’s plan to move the tournament out of Pakistan is supported by all three boards.

According to the reports one insider said that “There is totally zero possibility that Pakistan will have Asia Cup. We will also take it to the International Cricket Council so that the Champions Trophy can be moved out. Sri Lanka is probably going to host the tournament right now. However, a ultimate conclusion will be taken exclusively at the ACC meeting,”