India will not travel to Pakistan for the upcoming Asia Cup, according to a report. The tournament is scheduled to take place in September and October this year.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly decided that it will not send its team to Pakistan for the tournament. Instead, the BCCI has proposed that the tournament be held at a neutral venue.
The decision comes after the Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, which has led to heightened tensions between India and Pakistan.
The BCCI has reportedly proposed that the tournament be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE has hosted several international cricket tournaments in the past, including the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is yet to make a decision on the venue for the tournament. The ACC is expected to make a decision in the coming weeks.
The Asia Cup is an annual tournament that features teams from the Asian region. India has won the tournament six times, the most by any team. Pakistan has won the tournament twice.
The tournament was last held in the UAE in 2018. India won the tournament, beating Bangladesh in the final.
The decision by the BCCI not to travel to Pakistan for the tournament is likely to be welcomed by the Indian cricket fans. The BCCI has taken a cautious approach in the wake of the tensions between the two countries.
The BCCI’s decision is also likely to be welcomed by the other teams in the tournament, as they will not have to travel to Pakistan.
The decision by the BCCI is likely to be a major blow to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which was hoping to host the tournament in its own country. The PCB had been hoping to use the tournament as a way to showcase its cricketing prowess and attract more international teams to its shores.
The PCB is now likely to face a financial loss due to the BCCI’s decision. The PCB had been hoping to generate revenue from the tournament, which would have been used to fund its cricketing activities.
The decision by the BCCI is likely to have a major impact on the future of the Asia Cup. It remains to be seen if the tournament will be held at a neutral venue or if the BCCI will reconsider its decision and allow its team to travel to Pakistan.