The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Roger Binny has confirmed that he’ll go to Pakistan for an official dinner to be hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in Lahore to commemorate their internet hosting of the Asia Cup 2023, which begins on August 30.
In keeping with media report, “Vice President Rajiv Shukla and I will arrive in Pakistan on September 4,” mentioned Binny.
It’s possible Binny and Shukla may also attend a match on the Gaddafi Stadium on September three or 5 as a part of their two-day go to.
The report added that an official invitation was prolonged by Zaka Ashraf, the present PCB managing committee chairman, to the highest brass of the BCCI on August 15 and that every one high board members from the collaborating groups, together with the BCCI, have confirmed their attendance.
Binny mentioned: “I have no hesitation in going to Pakistan. My visits to Pakistan were always memorable, Pakistanis are very hospitable,” including that he hoped his go to to Pakistan would profit India-Pakistan cricket ties.
He additional added that matches between India and Pakistan are greater and extra watched than the Ashes.
“Matches between Pakistan and India are important for cricket,” he mentioned.
Binny’s remarks come in opposition to a backdrop of battle between the 2 boards, a battle that has been occurring for a number of months because of a direct fallout of the political tensions between the 2 international locations.
It’s pertinent to notice that Binny’s journey to Pakistan for the Asia Cup will probably be his first in 18 years. The BCCI president final visited the nation in 2005 for the Asian Cricket Council camp.