PCB chairman Najam SetiPakistan’s ‘hybrid model’ of playing their home matches outside the India tie, in their own country, has been rejected by other member nations.
PCB, in turn, rejected the idea of hosting the Asian Cup matches in Sri Lanka.
“Yes, Najam Sethi under plan B of the hybrid model we are proposing for the Asian Cup informed the ACC this week in Dubai that PCB will just host four home games,” a reliable source said. close to cricket board. said.
He said Sethi also conveyed to the ACC in Dubai that if even this plan B of the PCB is rejected by the ACC members, Pakistan will not play in the Asian Cup and will also withdraw from the Council. asian cricket.
Sethi, according to the source, proposed a Pakistan v Nepal and Afghanistan v Bangladesh, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka v Bangladesh match in Pakistan.
The source also added that Sethi had told ACC officials that PCB would be happy to play most of their remaining matches in Dubai and the majority matches of the tournament could be held in Dubai, including the final.
“The only challenge now facing the ACC and us as hosts is that Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India are insisting that the event not be held in the UAE in September as it is very hot. hot,” the source said.
“In the recent past, BCCI held all (half) of the IPL in the UAE between September and November (in 2021) while the last two Asian Cups were also held in the UAE during the same period,” the PCB source recalled.