On Tuesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) protested strongly after Jay Shah, head of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), changed the match back to Colombo, even though there were worries about bad weather. The PCB has asked for an emergency meeting of the ACC to find a solution to the confusion caused by Shah’s back-and-forth decisions, which have turned the tournament into a joke.
PCB protests Asia Cup 2023 venue move as ACC backtracks
The news comes after the ACC president decided to move the match to Hambantota after PCB raised concerns about bad weather. But in a surprising turn of events, Shah has changed his mind on his own and moved the match back to Colombo, sources say. The people in charge of cricket in Pakistan have also refused to accept this one-sided decision made by Jay Shah, who is in charge of a regional cricket group.
When it comes to back-to-back venue changes, the organizers are in a bind because they have made plans to move to Hambantota, but now they are told that the venue will stay the same. Also, the players are worried because they don’t know where the games will be held. It’s important to remember that the Asia Cup 2023 has been in trouble for a long time because of how stubborn the ACC president has been.
Nine of the 13 games are being played in Sri Lanka because India refused to send its team to Pakistan. Now, after the Pakistan vs. India match washed out and stopped two of the tournament’s matches, the PCB has again suggested that the rest of the tournament be held in Pakistan.