Taking a dig at the Indian Cricket team and BCCI, former Pakistan batting legend and captain said that if India do not want to come to Pakistan to play the Asia Cup, Pakistan too should not travel to their country.
Updated May 27, 2023 | 12:19 PM IST
- India have denied to travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023.
- A final venue for the event is yet to be finalized.
- A former Pak captain has now said that they should avoid travelling to India.
Najam Sethi has suggested a neutral venue for the tournament, with countries like UAE and even England as the suggested venues. However, according to recent reports the tournament might be shifted to Sri Lanka. At one point of time there were calls for even Pakistan not travelling to India for the ODI World Cup later that year.
“Dekhiye ji, cricket kahi bhi ho jaake khelni chahiye. Yeh main Pakistan ko nahi keh raha, saare countries ko keh raha hu. Jo Asia Cup ho raha hai na yeh Pakistan ka event nahi hai. Yeh Asia level ka event hai. Woh jaha bhi kare woh make sure kare ki saari teamein waha aani chahiye. Agar koi humaare mulk mein nahi aati, toh humein bhi uski mulk mein nahi jaana chahiye. Thik hai kisi bhi neutral venue pe khel sakte hai unke saath. Khelne se inkaar nahi karna chahiye humein. (Look, we should play cricket wherever it is being played. I’m not saying this only to Pakistan, but all countries. The Asia Cup is not an event of Pakistan, but something of the continental level. Wherever, it happens they (ACC) have to make sure that all teams come there. If some country does not want to come to our nation, we too should not go there. We should play at a neutral venue, and not deny playing entirely.)” Inzamam said at the event.