It looks like Pakistan Cricket Board is going to leave no stone unturned for arranging a four-nation event comprising of Pakistan, India, Australia, and England. The PCB chairman expressed this idea a few months ago which according to him, would help the ICC to accumulate revenue from the high-profile playing nations.
“I will talk to Sourav Ganguly about it when we meet for the ACC meeting in Dubai. Both of us are former captains and players and for us, cricket is not about politics,” Ramiz Raja told reporters at the Karachi National stadium.
When being asked to comment on the proposal, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had earlier hinted that India is unlikely to take part in such events and will look for other ways to globalize the sport.
Due to the tensions between the two countries, India and Pakistan do not engage in bilateral series. The Asia Cup is to be hosted by Pakistan next year and there is a strong likelihood that India will be unable to take part in the event due to the government’s restriction.
The PCB chairman indicated that an alternative way will be considered to include India in the Asia cup if they refuse to travel to Pakistan.
“I think they will come and if they don’t travel to Pakistan we will see what can be done,” he added.
Participation of India ensures a high revenue tournament and many teams in the past have requested India to tour them in order to give a boost to their coffers.