Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan turned his back on his previous statement in which he said the Green Shirts would not travel to India for the 2021 T20 World Cup if the control board Cricket in India (BCCI) is not allowing the Men in Blue to tour Pakistan for the Asia Cup T20 in September this year.
“It was taken out of context completely. While we still want to host the Asian Cup in Pakistan, the Asian Cricket Council has to decide what it will do with matches involving India, ”Khan said as quoted by Sportstar.
“This is absolutely incorrect. What I would like to say is that we are concerned about security issues and there might also be issues in obtaining visas. But we are confident that things will improve over time, ”Khan added.
He also clarified that there was no question of withdrawing from the 2021 T20 World Cup as it is an ICC event.
Previously, Khan had dismissed reports that Pakistan had waived their hosting rights for the T20 Asian Cup in Bangladesh. He even said that if the Indian team does not tour Pakistan this year, the Green Shirts will also refuse to participate in the 2021 T20 World Cup.
“We are currently considering two venues to host the Asian Cup,” he said, quoted by The Dawn.
“If India does not come to Pakistan for the Asian Cup, we would also refuse to participate in the 2021 T20 World Cup there,” Khan added.