Today cricbuzz prediction: ACC Dismisses PCB Chief Najam Sethi’s Comments on Jay Shah’s ‘Unilateral’ Schedule Announcement

The Asian Cricket Council refuted Sethi’s claims in its statement and said that it had “followed well-established and due process” in creating the annual calendar.

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Friday issued a statement to deny the social media comments made by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Najam Sethi in response to its annual schedule announcement.

ACC president and BCCI secretary Jay Shah had earlier announced the ACC Calendar 2023-24 and the pathway structure through his Twitter handle on Thursday,

Sethi responded to Shah’s announcement with a tweet that read:
“Thank you @JayShah for unilaterally presenting @ACCMedia1 structure & calendars 2023-24 especially relating to Asia Cup 2023 for which is the event host. While you are at it, you might as well present structure & calendar of our PSL 2023! A swift response will be appreciated.”

The ACC refuted Sethi’s claims in its statement and said that it had “followed well-established and due process” in creating the annual calendar. “The calendar was approved of by its Development Committee and Finance & Marketing Committee in a meeting held on December 13th, 2022. “The calendar was then shared individually with all participating members, including the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), via email dated 22 December 2022. Responses were received from certain member councils However, there were no comments or proposed changes from the PCB.In light of this, Mr Sethi’s comments regarding the social media platform are unsubstantiated and vehemently denied by the ACC,” the statement continued.

The schedule had marked India and Pakistan in the same group for the 2023 Asian Cup in September. However, the host country of the tournament has not been confirmed. The Shah has previously announced that the Asian Cup will be held at a neutral venue, as India will not go to Pakistan. In response, former PCB boss Ramiz Raja has threatened Pakistan to withdraw from the upcoming ODI World Cup if Pakistan is denied the right to host the continental event.

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