Asia Cup

'India won't come to Pakistan for Asia Cup because they are afraid of losing'

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প্রকাশের তারিখ: 14:45 শুক্রবার, 24 মার্চ, 2023
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Former Pakistan opener Imran Nazir has claimed that India's decision not to play Asia Cup in Pakistan is not due to security reasons but because they are afraid of losing.
According to Nazir, citing security issues as a reason for not visiting the country is just an ‘excuse’ set by the Indian cricket board.
"There is no security reason. Just look at how many teams have been to Pakistan. Forget A teams, even Australia visited. These are all just cover-ups," said Nazir during a podcast.
"The truth is that India won't come to Pakistan [for Asia Cup] because they are afraid of losing. Security is just an excuse. Come and play cricket. When you start playing politics, there is no way back,” Nazir said.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have been at loggerheads over the hosting of the Asia Cup 2023. \
According to recent reports, India's Asia Cup 2023 matches could be shifted to neutral venues, while other matches could be held in Pakistan as scheduled.
India last visited Pakistan in 2008 when they featured in the Asia Cup. They reached the final where they went down to Sri Lanka by 100 runs.