India vs Pakistan: Pakistan suggests alternate venues after refusing to play the ICC Cricket World Cup in Ahmedabad in 2023

Pakistan refuses to play in the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup in Ahmedabad vs India: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided not to participate in its scheduled ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 matches at Ahmedabad’s illustrious Narendra Modi Stadium as part of yet another effort to exact revenge on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Greg Barclay’s ICC peers have received the identical message from the PCB.

Pakistan has expressed its reluctance to participate in the India vs. Pakistan match in Ahmedabad unless it is a knockout match. In addition, as reported, PCB President Najam Sethi favors holding the group-stage matches in Bengaluru, Kolkata, or Chennai.

Greg Barclay, the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), is visiting Pakistan and wants Pakistan’s promise that it won’t demand neutral venues for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, which will be held in India in October and November. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sternly informed him of this.

Notably, India’s attitude of refusing to hold the forthcoming Asia Cup in Pakistan in 2023 has strengthened Pakistan’s demand to play their World Cup 2023 matches in a neutral location. Team India would only participate in Asia Cup 2023 if the competition is moved to a neutral venue, according to BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

According to the PCB source, “Sethi has told Greg Barclay and Allardice that Pakistan doesn’t want its matches scheduled in Ahmedabad unless it’s a knockout game like the final.”

According to PTI, the PCB has ordered that its World Cup 2023 matches be played in the stadiums of their choosing, disregarding the already planned match between India and Pakistan at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.

“He requested ICC to schedule their games in Chennai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata if the national team gets clearance from the Pakistan government to travel to India for the global event scheduled for October and November,” the source was quoted as saying by PTI news agency.

Pakistan rejects the new revenue-sharing scheme from the ICC

Najam Sethi, meanwhile, is not happy with the ICC’s new suggested revenue-sharing scheme. The head of PCB stated that the model would not be accepted until Pakistan’s revenue increased throughout the course of the following five-year cycle.

According to Sethi, it is unfair that the national board receives less money than Australia and England do. According to the new approach, Cricket Australia (CA) would receive $37.53 million, or 6.25 percent of the ICC’s earnings, while the England Cricket Board would receive $41.33 million, or around 6.89 percent.

PCB’s revenue share under the revised model is still $34.51 million, or 5.75 percent of ICC’s overall revenue.

According to the source, Sethi “made it clear that it was unfair that Pakistan should receive a smaller share of the ICC revenues in the new cycle compared to Australia and England.”

“Sethi argued that Australia and England regularly receive invitations to participate in bilateral series with India and that their players also participate in the Indian Premier League, which means additional income for the two boards from the IPL management,” Najam Sethi said.

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