Jay Shah, Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has refuted allegations that he accepted an offer to visit Pakistan, calling the reports “pure miscommunication.”
According to reports, Shah’s visit will take place before or before the commencement of the Asia Cup, according to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf.
According to reports, Shah accepted Ashraf’s request during a meeting on the margins of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) annual session in Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday.
“I have made no commitments.” This is simply a case of miscommunication. Probably done on purpose or with malice. “I’m not going,” Jay Shah told News18 CricketNext on Wednesday morning.
Earlier, PCB’s Ashraf acknowledged his two talks with Indian officials on Tuesday while speaking to The News from Durban.
“First, it was a three-on-three meeting with all senior officials from both countries present, who engaged in group meetings,” Ashraf explained.
“There was a one-on-one meeting later.” I discussed many ideas for resuming cricketing links with Jay Shah, who was similarly enthusiastic and accepted my invitation to tour Pakistan before or during the Asia Cup.
Both sessions, according to Ashraf, were fruitful since cricket authorities from both countries heard each other’s perspectives.
The best part is that both cricket bodies have agreed to strengthen ties through future conversations, said Ashraf.
Following years of inactivity, such talks may mark the start of a new era in cricket between the two countries.
The Asia Cup cricket event will be played in the 50-over style from August 31 to September 17.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal will play 13 One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
These teams are separated into two groups, with Pakistan, India, and Nepal in Group A. Group B consists of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.