In the latest turn of events, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Roger Binny, along with the Vice-President Rajiv Shukla, is reportedly set to head to Pakistan for the Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka match on September 5th at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Notably, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had extended invitations to the key officials of the BCCI, and it is now known that both the president and vice-president have received the necessary approval from the Indian board to accept this invitation.
“Binny, Shukla and secretary Jay Shah will be in Sri Lanka for the marquee India vs Pakistan clash in Pallekele (Kandy) on September 2. The trio will be back in India on September 3 after which the BCCI president and vice-president will travel through Wagah border to Lahore,” a source privy to development told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Notably, the Asia Cup 2023 was initially planned to take place exclusively in Pakistan. However, due to the political tension between India and Pakistan, and India’s refusal to play in Pakistan, the tournament’s venue was changed to Sri Lanka, with Pakistan now co-hosting half of the tournament.
The Asia Cup 2023 is all set to kick off on August 30th, with the tournament opener set to be played between Pakistan and Nepal at Multan Cricket Stadium. Team India’s campaign in the tournament will commence on September 2nd, as they face off against their arch-rivals Pakistan at Pallekele Stadium.