Legendary Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad has expressed his disappointment over India's refusal to tour Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023. The former captain called out the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for their decision, stating that Pakistan does not need India to succeed in the sport.
Miandad stated, "India can go to hell if they don't want to play cricket in Pakistan. We are doing well without them." He went on to say that it is the responsibility of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to enforce a uniform rule for all countries, and that if a team refuses to participate, it should be removed.
In reference to India's fear of consequences, Miandad said, "They should play, why aren't they playing? They are afraid of consequences. Even in our times, they would not play because they were afraid of consequences. India's crowd is 'nasty'. Whenever India would lose, no matter against whom, they would burn houses. That's what they are afraid of."
Earlier, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah announced that India will not tour Pakistan for the Asia Cup. In response, Chairman of the PCB Management Committee, Najam Sethi, stated that Pakistan will also not participate in the ICC World Cup 2023 in India.