Abdul Razzaq’s surprising take on Indo-Pak Asia Cup tussle | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq joined the ongoing tussle between the BCCI and PCB over the hosting rights of the Asia Cup. Pakistan was originally allotted the Asia Cup in September this year but Razzaq’s take on the issue left everyone surprised.
Reacting to the controversy, Razzaq reckoned that a change of venue for the Asia Cup is ‘good for cricket’.
“It’s good for cricket. And for cricket promotion. India-Pakistan games only happen in ICC tournaments. If the Asia Cup has been shifted to Dubai, then it’s the best option. It’s good for cricket and cricketers,” Razzaq told Geo News.
‘It doesn’t happen like this. This has been on for years. If the two boards sit across the table and chat, it would be great. Both boards should solve this issue,’ he added.
Earlier India made its stand clear after BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who is also a Asian Cricket Council (ACC) president, had said in October last year that the Indian team will not tour Pakistan for the continental tournament due to diplomatic tensions.
The ACC is expected to shift the Asia Cup from Pakistan and decide on the alternate venue in March.
However, PCB also doesn’t seem to relent their stand as its chairman Najam Sethi has reportedly told Shah that his country wants to host the Asia Cup and if the tournament is moved out, Pakistan will not send its team for the men’s ODI World Cup in India.


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