Jay Shah confirms Team India will not travel to Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023 | Cricket News


MUMBAI: BCCI Secretary Jay Shah On Tuesday, it made it clear that India will play the Asia Cup at a neutral venue next year.
The 2023 edition, which will be played in the 50-over format ahead of the ODI World Cup in India, has been awarded to Pakistan.
“We have decided to play at a neutral venue,” Shah was quoted as saying by various cricket websites after the conclusion of the BCCI AGM.
The Asia Cup being held at neutral venues is not unheard of.
Shah also happens to be the president of the Asian Cricket Council after the BCCI’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) here. He was re-elected for a second term as secretary.
The 2022 Asia Cup was held in the UAE last month after hosts Sri Lanka expressed their inability to host the event amid the economic crisis at home.
India and Pakistan only play each other in the Asia Cup and world events due to political tension between the two countries.
Both teams played twice in the Asia Cup last month and will face off in the T20 World Cup on October 23 in Melbourne.
BCCI’s cash reserves have grown by around Rs 6000 crore in the last 3 years
At the AGM, outgoing treasurer and new IPL chairman Arun Dhumal informed the state units that the BCCI’s treasury has grown from Rs 3648 crore to Rs 9629 crore in the last three years.
The Ganguly-led regime took over in 2019 after the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators’ 33-month tenure.
“When the current team took over the reins of the BCCI in 2019, the BCCI’s coffers had funds of Rs 3648 crore. We are handing over an organization sitting on a treasury that has funds of Rs 9629 crore, which is about three times is from what we got at the time of our takeover from COA,” Dhumal said in his speech.
“The disbursement to the state societies has seen a jump of almost five times, from Rs 680 crore in the COA time to Rs 3295 crore now,” he added.


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