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Pakistan likely to play World Cup matches at neutral venues

By Our Correspondent
March 28, 2023
Pakistans Captain Babar Azam (2R) leads his players in the national anthem ahead of the ICC men´s Twenty20 World Cup 2022 final cricket match between England and Pakistan at The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on November 13, 2022. — AFP/File
Pakistan's Captain Babar Azam (2R) leads his players in the national anthem ahead of the ICC men´s Twenty20 World Cup 2022 final cricket match between England and Pakistan at The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on November 13, 2022. — AFP/File

LAHORE: After India's refusal to take part in the Asia Cup 2023 to be hosted by Pakistan, it has been proposed to hold India's Asia Cup matches and Pakistan's World Cup matches at neutral venues, sources said.

In the Asian Cricket Council meeting held in Dubai, Pakistan presented a new formula for the Asia Cup, according to which India's matches of the Asia Cup should be played in a third country while the matches of the other teams are played in Pakistan.

According to sources, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are being considered for Pakistan's World Cup matches. Sources say that under this formula, not only the Asia Cup and the World Cup.