The Pakistan Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the country’s cricket team will travel to India for the ICC World Cup 2023. This decision comes after India made it clear that they wouldn’t tour Pakistan, prompting Pakistan to threaten withdrawal from the World Cup. The decision for the Asia Cup 2023. In a press release, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry emphasized that sports should not be mixed with politics.
“Pakistan consistently believes that sports should not be tied to politics. Therefore, it has decided to send its cricket team to India for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023,” the Foreign Ministry stated in a press release. The press release noted that this decision showcases Pakistan’s constructive and responsible approach compared to India’s recent stance of refusing to send its cricket team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup.
Pakistan maintains that the bilateral relations situation with India should not impact its international sporting commitments. The statement highlighted that Pakistan’s decision reflects its creative and responsible perspective, as India declined to send its cricket team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup.
Concerns for the security of the Pakistani team Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry expressed concerns over the security of its cricket team. It shared these concerns with the ICC and Indian officials.
“However, Pakistan is deeply concerned about the security of its cricket team. We are conveying these concerns to the International Cricket Council and Indian officials. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry stated that we hope that during the India tour, the complete security of the Pakistan cricket team will be ensured.
The India vs. Pakistan high-voltage match in the World Cup is scheduled for October 14th at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.”