BCCI officials to visit Pakistan in September for Asia Cup matches
BCCI President Roger Binny and Vice President Rajiv Shukla are scheduled to visit Pakistan for an official .
Binny confirmed their arrival on September 4, with the possibility of attending a match at Gaddafi Stadium .
The invitation was extended by PCB’s Zaka Ashraf, and top representatives from participating cricket boards.
BCCI President Roger Binny and Vice President Rajiv Shukla are set to visit Pakistan next month to attend an official dinner hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in Lahore, marking the occasion of the Asia Cup 2023. Confirming their plans, Binny stated that they will be arriving in Pakistan on September 4. Additionally, there are indications that they might attend a match at Gaddafi Stadium on either September 3 or 5 during their two-day visit.
The invitation for the event was extended by Zaka Ashraf, the current PCB managing committee chairman, on August 15. Representatives from all top cricket boards of participating teams, including BCCI, have confirmed their attendance.
Binny expressed his readiness to visit Pakistan, highlighting the hospitality of the Pakistani people. He acknowledged the importance of India-Pakistan cricket matches, stating that they hold even greater significance than the Ashes series.
Notably, this visit by Binny marks his first trip to Pakistan in 18 years. His previous visit was in 2005 for an Asian Cricket Council camp.
The article then goes on to list the squads for Pakistan and the complete schedule of the Asia Cup, including the group stage and Super 4s matches.
BCCI President Roger Binny and Vice President Rajiv Shukla will be visiting Pakistan for an official dinner hosted by PCB to commemorate the Asia Cup 2023. This move signifies a step towards improving cricket ties between India and Pakistan, amid ongoing conflicts between the cricket boards.