12/04/2022
BCCI president Roger Binny hoped that India led by Rohit Sharma will win the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, and he also said touring Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023 will depend on the government decision.

Flagship tournaments are supposed to be held in Pakistan as the country is scheduled to host the forthcoming edition of the Asia Cup in 2023 followed by the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy.

Cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan is one of the most riveting in the sport.

“That is not in BCCI’s hands. That has to be done from the Government’s side. They give the clearances,” Binny said in Chennai when asked if the Indian Team will go to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup.

“Hopefully Rohit Sharma and his men will win the T20 World Cup this time. We have made it to the semifinals and finals (earlier). Often it depends on that day. Luck plays a part. This is very much so in Twenty20 cricket. We are better at chasing scores than defending them,” he added.

“Not fair. I don’t think we’re favoured by the ICC. Everyone gets the same treatment. No way in which you can say that. What do we get different from other teams? India is a big powerhouse in cricket but we’re all treated the same,” Binny at an event to mark the TNCA’s annual day while responding to “controversy” about a few decisions on the pitch.

Binny had said last month also that the board does not take decisions on its own on the Indian team’s travel to Pakistan or other countries and relies on the decision of the government.

“That is not our call. We cannot say where our team has to go. We need to take clearance from the government if we leave the country, or other countries come here.

“We cannot take that decision on our own, we have to rely on the government,” Binny had said on team India’s travel to Pakistan for Asia Cup.