As Pakistan is scheduled to host Asian Emerging Nation’s Cup in April next year, the Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI) has raised objections over it. Whereas, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is willing to do everything in their capacity to retain the hosting rights, Express Tribune reported.
As per a source that has closely monitored the whole scenario revealed that India and Bangladesh did not attend the meeting where Pakistan was given the rights to host the tournament.
“Pakistan was given the hosting rights for the six-nation tournament at an Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting in Lahore on October 29 which the BCCI and the Bangladesh Cricket Board didn’t attend,” the source told.
“Now they have an issue with the decision and communicated as much during the recently held ACC Board of Directors meeting in Dubai. The PCB will be discussing the matter in next year’s meeting and will try to ensure that Pakistan keeps hosting rights,” the source further added.
The BCCI is whining that the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) did not take them under confidence before awarding Pakistan the honour of hosting the tournament. So far, India is scheduled to participate in the six-nation campaign.
On the other hand, PCB’s stance is firm that as India did not attend the meeting where ACC awarded them the rights, thus they should retain them.
However, if Bangladesh also echoes India’s objection, the ACC may have to reconsider their decision and Pakistan may lose the rights to host the tournament.