BCCI Secretary Jay Shah breaks silence on visit to Pakistan

1689144166 BCCI Secretary Jay Shah breaks silence on visit to Pakistan

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah. — Press Trust of India/File
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah. — Press Belief of India/File

Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah, who reportedly accepted the invitation to go to Pakistan, has denied any such studies, saying they had been most likely primarily based on mischief.

It was earlier reported that Shah, who can also be the president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) had accepted Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Administration Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf’s invitation to go to Pakistan, throughout a gathering on the sidelines of the chief executives’ committee (CEC) assembly of the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC)’s annual session in Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday.

“I’ve not agreed to something. That is simply plain miscommunication. Most likely performed intentionally or mischievously. I’ll not be making any go to,” Shah advised News18 CricketNext on Wednesday morning.

Earlier, whereas speaking to The Information from Durban, PCB’s Ashraf confirmed his two conferences with Indian officers on Tuesday.

“First, it was three on three assembly with all main officers current from each nations, who engaged in group conferences,” mentioned Ashraf.

“Later, it was one on one assembly. I mentioned completely different choices to renew cricketing ties with Jay Shah, who was additionally constructive and accepted my invitation to tour Pakistan throughout or earlier than the beginning of the Asia Cup.

“He additionally invited me to make a journey to India through the World Cup, which I accepted. I advised him that the Pakistani nation all the time revered their friends and welcomed them.”

Ashraf mentioned that each units of conferences had been fruitful as cricketing officers of each nations heard one another’s factors of view.

The most effective factor is that each the cricketing boards have agreed to enhance ties by way of future talks, added Ashraf.

Following years of break, such negotiations may nicely be the start of the renewal of cricket between the 2 nations.

The Asia Cup cricket match can be performed from August 31 to September 17 within the 50-over format.

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal will compete in a complete of 13 ODI matches.

These groups are divided in two teams with Group A together with Pakistan, India and Nepal. In the meantime, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in Group B.