Delhi or Chennai are expected to host the India-Pakistan game in World Cup
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants to play their World Cup matches in Sri Lanka or Bangladesh, according to a report by the Asian News International (ANI).
“Yes, we are thinking that we will not travel to India for World Cup matches if BCCI didn’t send their team to Pakistan for Asia Cup. We want Sri Lanka or Bangladesh to host our matches, we want to play there, and not in India,” PCB source told ANI.
However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday dismissed reports claiming Pakistan might play their 2023 World Cup matches in Bangladesh.
"Bangladesh was not discussed at all at the Board meeting and full backing for the event [World Cup] in India was given by the Board. We're focused on that," an ICC official told Cricbuzz on Wednesday.
ICC also distanced itself from its General Manager, Wasim Khan’s statement.
Earlier, Wasim had said that Pakistan might end up playing their 2023 World Cup matches at a neutral venue instead of India.
“I don’t think that Pakistan will play their World Cup matches in India. I think their matches will also be held at a neutral venue just like India’s Asia Cup matches,” Wasim told a local news channel.
Meanwhile, Delhi or Chennai are expected to host the India-Pakistan game in World Cup, whereas Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is most likely to host the final.