India has been compelled to reevaluate their position in the Asia Cup 2023 as a result of the adoption of the hybrid concept by Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Afghanistan.
Sources claim that India is in a difficult situation as a result of Najam Sethi, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Management Committee, and his strong position in both the Asia Cup and the World Cup 2023.
After the approval of four nations, Jay Shah, the secretary of the Indian Board and the ACC, has “very few” options.
The first phase of the hybrid model will take place in Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Afghanistan have committed to travel there.
For the second phase, however, there is a standoff between Dubai and Sri Lanka; aside from Pakistan, other nations advocate having it in Sri Lanka.
The PCB is hopeful that a conclusion will be reached by the end of the next week.
It is important to note that PCB has provided two possibilities for the hybrid model. In the first scenario, Pakistan would host all other matches while a neutral site would host India’s matches. In a different scenario, Pakistan would host four of the group stage matches in the first phase while a neutral site would host matches involving the Indian team in the second phase, which would be followed by matches from the next level and the final.
Sources claim that PCB has identified Dubai as its ideal neutral site for a hybrid model. According to the second hybrid model, PCB will receive a portion of the gate receipts if Dubai hosts the second round of the Asia Cup. However, PCB will be responsible for the loss of the neutral site somewhere other than the UAE.
India may require Pakistan to accept the hybrid model put up by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for Pakistan to travel to India to compete in the World Cup.
After the Asia Cup is concluded, Pakistan will decide on the World Cup. The PCB has not yet approved the locations or given the go-ahead to host the World Cup in India.