In response to the proposal put forth by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has agreed to adopt a Hybrid Model for hosting the Asia Cup. Under this arrangement, a portion of the matches will be conducted in Pakistan, while the remaining games will be held at neutral venues. Although the exact neutral venue has yet to be determined, an official announcement regarding this matter will be forthcoming.
Following constructive discussions between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), an agreement has been reached to adopt a Hybrid Model for hosting the Asia Cup. Under this model, certain matches will be conducted in Pakistan, while the remaining matches will be held at neutral venues. While the specific neutral venue is yet to be finalized, either the UAE or Sri Lanka are being considered as potential options.
Jay Shah, the Secretary of the BCCI, has provided his approval for the PCB’s proposal. However, there is a stipulation that Pakistan must confirm their participation in the upcoming ICC World Cup, which is scheduled to be hosted by India, in writing.
It is important to note that the ICC World Cup is planned to take place in India next year, while Pakistan is set to host the Asia Cup prior to that. Initially, there were disagreements between the two boards, with India declining to play in Pakistan and Pakistan refusing to visit India. Nevertheless, both parties are currently engaged in discussions regarding the proposed Hybrid Model for the Asia Cup.