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Indian team captain Virat Kohli and Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata during the 2016 T20 World Cup. The tournament was hosted in India.
The Asia Cup, scheduled in June this year, can now be postponed for two years. The big reason for this is the final of the ICC Test Championship to be held this month. New Zealand has qualified for the finals. Team India is now very close to the finals. He must win or draw the last Test of the series against England. If the Indian team reaches the final of the championship, it will be difficult to have an Asia Cup.
This was stated by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani at a press conference in Karachi on Sunday. The final of the Test Championship is to be held on 18 June at the Lords of England. At the same time, the Asia Cup was to be hosted by Pakistan last year, which was postponed due to Corona.
India faces objection to hosting T20 World Cup
This year the T20 World Cup is scheduled to be hosted in India in the month of October. Concerned about this, Mani said that he has not yet received any guarantee from the Indian government on the visa. He told the International Cricket Council (ICC) that if the Indian government does not give a guarantee in writing about the visa, then the tournament should be shifted to UAE.
Our government did not refuse to play in India
Recently Ehsan Mani had said, ‘Our government never asked us not to play there (in India). We are ready to go anywhere to play as per ICC rules. We do not want to violate the rules. According to the ICC agreement, we want written assurance from the Government of India about the visa of our team and staff. Fans, journalists also have to be granted visas. ‘
Need assurance in writing by March
Money said, ‘The ICC told us that we will get this written assurance by December 2020, but it could not be done. After this, we again spoke directly to the ICC Chairman in January and February. We have also made it clear to the ICC management that we need an assurance in writing by March. If it does not, we will demand to shift the tournament from India to UAE. ‘
Test series did not happen between the two teams for 13 years
The first bilateral series was played between India and Pakistan in October 1952. Since then, the relationship between the two countries has been volatile in the last 7 decades. The last series was played between the two in December 2012. Then Pakistan won the 3 ODI series 2–1 on their tour to India. The last Test series was held in November 2007. India then defeated Pakistan 1–0 in their home.
Both teams played the previous match in 2019
The two teams last came face-to-face in the 2019 ODI World Cup. Then Team India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs in Manchester ODI of England. The Indian team has not lost to Pakistan in the One Day World Cup so far.