“India Produces Entire ICC Wealth, And So…”: Ramiz Raja On ICC

Ramiz Raja
Ramiz Raja

PCB chief Ramiz Raja targets ICC for not being proactive enough to solve the issues between the PCB and BCCI.

Ramiz Raja Targets ICC For Not Involving In PCB – BCCI Issue

The overall issues start when BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirms that India will not travel to Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023 and instead suggest hosting in a neutral venue.

“The overall impact of such statements has the potential to split the Asian and international cricketing communities and can impact Pakistan’s visit to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and future ICC Events in India in the 2024-2031 cycle,” the PCB had earlier said in an official statement.

“They are circumspect and not forthcoming because India produces the entire ICC wealth, and so their position, unfortunately, is compromised as a result,” the former Pakistan captain said.

“I don’t think it’s going to change unless we have a resolve and commitment in every cricket board and our cricket fraternity works towards making it happen.”

Ramiz Raja says that Pakistan will not participate in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 in India next year.

“Of course, we need to play each other,” Raja said. “Who wouldn’t want to watch India versus Pakistan? There shouldn’t be an excuse for Pakistan not playing in India or India not playing in Pakistan.”

India and Pakistan last played a short bilateral white-ball series back in 2012 in India and the last Test series dates back to 2007. Now both teams face each other only in ICC tournaments where they most recently faced off at the 2022 T20 World Cup in Melbourne, where Virat Kohli’s knock helped India defeat Pakistan on the final ball.