Sethi said Pakistan, World Cup champions in 1992, was a top cricketing nation which should not be ignored and that they would have to talk to the ICC about the Asia Cup problem. "BCCI should take a good, rational decision so that we don't have any problems going forward," says PCB chief.
The Asian Cricket Council accepted the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) hybrid model for the event after India refused to travel to Pakistan. Sri Lanka was chosen as joint host with Pakistan for the Aug. 30-Sept. 17 tournament.
Pakistan has agreed to play their high-octane match at the ODI World Cup on Oct.14, rather than previously decided date on Oct.15, according to the media reports on Wednesday.
Middle-order batter Tayyab Tahir scored a brilliant century to help Pakistan post a massive total on the board after being asked to bat first. Chasing a target of 353 runs, India were dismissed for 224 runs in 40 overs.
"Pakistan has consistently maintained that sports should not be mixed with politics,” Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement. "It has, therefore, decided to send its cricket team to India to participate in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.”
"We have picked 18 players for the Afghanistan series and one less for the Asia Cup and Ashraf was the best pace-bowling allrounder available to us," Inzamam said in Lahore. Babar Azam will lead the squad throughout.
Pakistan coach Grant Bradburn on Monday shrugged off claims his players haven't been paid for five months, insisting the squad was determined to rescue their faltering World Cup campaign.
"I am stepping down from the post (of chief selector) to offer the PCB an opportunity to conduct a transparent inquiry,” Inzamam said in a statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board. "If the committee finds me not guilty, I will resume my role as the chief selector.”
“The national team still has four crucial matches remaining in the round-robin stage, and the PCB is optimistic that the team will regroup, overcome the setbacks and perform positively and effectively in the upcoming fixtures,” it said in a statement on Thursday.
"Zaman is being treated for a knee injury, he is expected to be available for selection next week," said the Pakistan Cricket Board. Six players missed training on Tuesday, suffering from fever and flu after the team reached Bengaluru.