Wasim Khan, the CEO of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to guarantee them for visas and tickets to play upcoming ICC events in India.
India is to hold ICC World Cup 2021 and 2023 hence, Wasim concerns the political relations of both countries and wants a guarantee if Men in Green can visit there for playing.
PCB’s Wasim Khan asks ICC to guarantee Pakistani visas for playing ICC events at India
“We are also looking at the fact that the ICC World Cups are to be hosted in India in 2021 and 2023 and we have already asked the ICC to give us written assurances from BCCI that we will not face any problems getting visas and clearance to play in India,” Wasim said.
“That is why we have asked for the advance assurances. But eventually, it is an ICC event and it is their responsibility to ensure we as a full member and signatory of the participant’s agreement go and play in these ICC events.”
Wasim further maintained that the PCB shares good relations with BCCI but the political conditions won’t allow a bilateral series between two countries.
“We have a good relationship with the BCCI but we know realistically a bilateral series is not possible in the foreseeable future.”
He thinks of the time when the 2020 edition of the World Cup will be moved to 2021 when already World Cup 2021 has to take place. Wasim seems disrupted over venues as he is unsure that if India or Australia will have the right to host World Cup 2020 in 2021.
“The big question now is when the World T20 is held in 2021 will it be hosted by Australia or India as India has the hosting rights for the already scheduled World T20 Cup in 2021,” he said.
“The way things are, the gap available in 2022 will be used to accommodate the 2020 World T20 if it is not held this year.”