Last weekend, the Asian Cricket Council had a meeting over this year’s Asia Cup 2023. Apparently, India and Pakistan Cricket Boards are having a disagreement over the venue of the tournament. On one hand, the PCB is adamant about hosting the tournament on their home soil. On the other hand, the Indian Cricket Board wants the tournament to be moved to a neutral venue.
The Indian Boar has cited non-permission for the Men In Blue’s visit to Pakistan. Meanwhile, former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad lost his cool over the matter. He said that the World Cricket Governing Council must ensure that India visits Pakistan for the continental tournament.
India can go to hell if they don’t want to come: Javed Miandad
“Maine toh pehle bhi kaha tha agar nahi aana to bhaad mein jaaye. Humein koi farak nahi padta. Yeh Apex Council ka kaam hai. Agar yeh cheez ICC control nahi kar sakti toh phir governing body ka, ICC ka koi kaam nahi hai. Saari country ke liye rule ek hona chahiye. Agar aisi teamein nahi aati, chahe jitni bhi strong ho. Koi theka nahi liya hua. India hoga, apne liye hoga, humare liye ya duniya ke liye nahi hai, Pakistan ke liye nahi hai. Aao khelo, khelte kyun nahi? Bhaagte hain
(I have said this before as well, India can go to hell if they don’t want to come to Pakistan. It doesn’t bother us. It is Apex Council’s job to ensure that India come. If Cricket Governing Council can’t control it then what’s the use of being a governing body. It should have the same rules for every team, if they don’t fulfill commitments, however, strong they may be. India doesn’t run cricket. It may be a powerhouse but in its home, not for us, and not for the world. Come play in Pakistan, why don’t you play?),” said Miandad speaking to the reporters in Pakistan.
This is how Twitter reacted
Ek toh Javed Miandad ke serious comments bhi uski aawaz mai padhke hassi aati hain.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) February 6, 2023
hmari funding ki bheek pe chlti h pcb lik k le lo we ll not cme to pak asia cup ll b in uae aur tm bs rotey rhoge yha ye lo aukat pic.twitter.com/p2DPGlVFOO
— Anant Yadav (@AnantYa79734002) February 6, 2023
The men in the photo are the relative of Miandand pic.twitter.com/XmBrsFwSX4
— Ash (@Ashsay_) February 5, 2023
— retired ICT fan (@anubhav__tweets) February 5, 2023
Pakistan’s survival in any case is uncertain whether India goes there to play or not. No Country which exists on the basis of religion will find it easy to survive. Also Countries where Democracy is a sham will struggle. Ur cricketers are brilliant. Let’s play at a neutral venue.
— Ajay Wadhwa (@ajaywadhwa123) February 6, 2023