Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad suggests Pakistan should not tour India for the ODI World Cup later this year. This stance is a result of India’s firm decision not to play in Pakistan, which led to the Asia Cup 2023 being scheduled in a hybrid model.
Javed Miandad’s Opinion
Miandad believes that Pakistan’s cricketing stature is significant enough that not participating in the 2023 World Cup in India would not impact the country. He emphasizes that Pakistan has a history of producing quality players and asserts that even if they choose not to go to India, it will not make a difference to their cricket.
Background and India’s Decision
The suggestion by Miandad comes after it was confirmed that the Asia Cup 2023 will adopt a hybrid model, with India playing their matches in Sri Lanka instead of Pakistan. Bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan has been suspended since 2008 due to geopolitical tensions between the two countries. India’s decision not to travel to Pakistan for the continental tournament has further strained the cricketing relationship between the nations.
Miandad’s View on Sports and Politics
Miandad also believes that sports and politics should be kept separate. He expresses that neighboring countries should cooperate with each other rather than letting politics hinder sports. According to him, cricket is a sport that can bring people closer, bridge misunderstandings, and resolve grievances between nations.
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