Asia Cup 2023 dispute seemed to have burst on Wednesday after the incoming Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf slammed the ‘hybrid model’, suggesting Pakistan should be hosting the entire tournament themselves.
The current setup sees Pakistan and Sri Lanka both hosting the continental tournament, but Ashraf wasn’t happy seeing the islanders getting the better chunk of games. As his comments became a huge topic of debate among cricket fans on social media, Ashraf softened his stance, suggesting now that the decision has been made, he “can’t do anything about it”.
IND vs PAK, SAFF Championship 2023, Highlights: A hattrick from captain Sunil Chhetri guided India to a thumping 4-0 win over Pakistan in their opening Group A match of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship on Wednesday, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. Chhetri scored three goals while one goal was scored by Udanta Singh. India head coach Igor Stimac was shown the red card by the referee for his aggressive behaviour towards Pakistan players on the field.