The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) chief Jay Shah confirmed on Tuesday that the Asia Cup 2023 will be held at a neutral venue.
Minutes after the BCCI Annual General Meeting, Shah, who is the Board secretary, said, "It is my decision that the 2023 Asia Cup will be held at a neutral venue."
With Pakistan having the hosting rights, there were speculations that the Indian team could travel to Pakistan, but Shah said that since Pakistan does not travel to India, the team will also not tour to Pakistan for the next edition of the tournament.
BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla said that the Board members were apprised of the situation and going forward, things will depend on the government's advisory.
Interestingly, India hosts the 2023 World Cup, while Pakistan hosts the 2025 Champions Trophy. The BCCI office-bearers said that it's too early to comment on the situation. "The government will take the final call and we will abide by it," Shukla said.