Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi stated that if the country did not participate in the 2023 Asia Cup, the board could lose roughly USD 3 million in revenue. According to the PCB chairman, 80 percent of the revenue that is to be earned by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is expected to come from the match between India and Pakistan.
“We have made it very clear that unless the Asia Cup is held on a hybrid model like we have proposed, that is India playing its matches at an offshore venue and Pakistan hosting the remaining games at home we will not accept any other schedule and neither play,” Sethi said.
Security not a concern for India, says Sethi
“We will not lose our hosting rights. Security is no excuse for them now and we have told them if their government is not giving them clearance to play in Pakistan show us some written proof of this. When all other teams including Australia, England, New Zealand are playing in Pakistan without any issues there should be no security concerns for India to tour Pakistan,” he added.