Ex-Pak star Abdul Razzaq stuns with unexpected take on BCCI vs PCB row

Abdul Razzaq, a former Pakistani all-rounder, raised many eyes with his astounding analysis of the present dispute around the 2023 Asia Cup. The outspoken batsman has supported the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) demand for a change in the location of the continental competition even though Pakistan currently holds the hosting rights for the Asia Cup. India won't be going to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup, said BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

Abdul Razzaq, a former all-rounder for Pakistan, adopted a sober demeanour when speaking about the Asia Cup's potential relocation outside of Pakistan, saying that it would be "good for cricket."

It's beneficial for cricket. and to promote cricket. Only ICC events host India-Pakistan games. Dubai is the finest option if the Asia Cup has been moved there. Cricket and cricket players benefit from it, Razzaq said 

When the host suggested that India should no longer be allowed to hold major competitions if they continue to pick and choose, Razzaq disagreed.

"This doesn't usually happen. It's been going on for a while. It would be excellent if the two boards talked across the table from one another. This should be resolved by both boards.

Khaled Mahmood, a former PCB chairman, was frustrated by India's stance but realistic. He encouraged the PCB to begin communicating with other ICC members.

The ICC should demonstrate its authority and tell India, "Who are you not to go and play Asia Cup in Pakistan? The world doesn't run on philosophy and ideals. But India has a significant impact on the ICC.

Corporate sponsorship will all end if we host the Asia Cup without India and their athletes. Big money will cease. And without them, it won't be a glamorous tournament. It would be a poor competition. We'll lose money as well.
We must be realistic about this if things are not going to change. The PCB will have to approve the new location, and our players will get to participate.

Mahmood said that the Indian board should be reminded of their mistakes. "We should raise this matter with the other members, such as Australia and England. At the very least, it should be acknowledged that India is acting inappropriately, the situation is out of control, and you guys are remaining silent. Sitting and conversing only with India is useless. That was completed. Time to visit the other members.

Mahmood poked fun at Australia when the host mentioned that Australian batsman Usman Khawaja's visa to India had also been delayed, likely because he was born in Pakistan.

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