Speaking at an event hosted by the Karnataka State Cricket Association here, Binny said BCCI has not yet approached the government about traveling to Pakistan next year but ultimately the central government will only decide on the issue. this topic.
“That’s not the BCCI’s call. We need the government’s permission to leave the country. Whether we leave the country or the teams come to the country, we need permission.
“Once we get clearance from the government then we’ll go with it. We can’t make the decisions on our own. We have to rely on the government. We haven’t reached them yet,” he said. . World Cup Winner Binny.
The Asian Cup is scheduled to be held in Pakistan next September, ahead of the ODI World Cup in India.
Binny’s comment came after the BCCI secretary Jay Shah said the Indian team will not travel to Pakistan next year for the Asian Cup and will instead play the tournament at a neutral venue.
Earlier, on Thursday, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said the Indian team would need permission from the Interior Ministry to travel to Pakistan.
A ‘disappointed’ Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday asked the Asian Cricket Council to convene an emergency meeting.
Referring to Shah’s comment, the PCB has said that “such statements may have an impact on the Asian and international cricket community” and affect Pakistan’s visit to India for the 2023 World Cup.
India has not been to Pakistan since the 2008 Asian Cup, and following the Mumbai terror attacks on November 26 of that year, the bilateral series scheduled for early 2009 was cancelled.
Pakistan went to India for a short six-match white ball series in 2012, but in the past 10 years, there have not been any bilateral cricket matches. The two teams have only played each other at different ICC and ACC events.