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BCCI to host Asia Cup in UAE, Crown Prince writes to BCCI

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1 minute ago, kira said:

Who cares? Asia cup is India vs 5 minnows, hold the asia cup on mars and we'll still win it with our C side

I always love Asia cup....sad that it does not get much coverage. Earlier it used to be boring and Ind-Pak game was the only highlight. But now with emergence of Afg & BD, Asia cup has potential to be a blockbuster if advertised correctly.

 

Asia cup > IPL any day for me.

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1 hour ago, Austin 3:!6 said:

I always love Asia cup....sad that it does not get much coverage. Earlier it used to be boring and Ind-Pak game was the only highlight. But now with emergence of Afg & BD, Asia cup has potential to be a blockbuster if advertised correctly.

 

Asia cup > IPL any day for me.

Kuch bhi

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5 minutes ago, sourab10forever said:

Kuch bhi

Why? :hmmm:

I always rate international matches more than club game. Not only in cricket but in all sports. Part of the reason I am not a big fan of EPL. Sports is nothing without passion and nothing brings more passion than playing for the country.

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Major policy change by the BCCI.   After the match-fixing scandal, BCCI unilaterally decided to stop playing games at non-cricket countries' venues such as Toronto, UAE etc.   At least for the national team.

 

I'm seeing signs of an early alignment by the BCCI with the UAE board.  

 

This also lays the legal groundwork for the possibility of an eventual 'bilateral' series between India-Pakistan in the UAE as well.  

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6 minutes ago, wanted_desi said:

Whats next? World Cup 2023 in UAE? Pathetic decision. I would have preferred no Asia Cup over going to UAE. 

Why pathetic?

Also explain why no tournament is better than a tournament? 

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Whats next? World Cup 2023 in UAE? Pathetic decision. I would have preferred no Asia Cup over going to UAE. 


Ouch. Someone is hurt. Can’t have it all your way.

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3 minutes ago, kira said:

Obvious things don't need any explanation, tattieboy 

Only obvious thing I see is you know nothing about cricket . Keyboard warrior 

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1 minute ago, Tattieboy said:

Only obvious thing I see is you know nothing about cricket . Keyboard warrior 

I know more than you, you wanna be player from an associate nation :biggrin:

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Just now, kira said:

I know more than you, you wanna be player from an associate nation :biggrin:

Do you :phehe:

Not a wanna but a have the teeshirt for it , btw you hold the cricket bat at the long thinner end 

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Nice move in theory, may represent an exciting change. Although I think UK would be another good venue (since it’s already moved away from the subcontinent). Can imagine large crowds in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

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27 minutes ago, mancalledsting said:

Nice move in theory, may represent an exciting change. Although I think UK would be another good venue (since it’s already moved away from the subcontinent). Can imagine large crowds in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Asia cup atleast should be in Asia. Uae is in Asia 

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UAE is a pretty boring venue .There might be a lot of low scoring matches. Dhoni might unleash some of his "consoliadation" specials during the tournament. Also advantage for Pak as it's their home ground.

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More ODIs the better, around 22 of them before we head into the main event next June. Got to take every single ODI seriously henceforth, at least get a half decent middle order before the WC FGS, other bases are more or less covered. 

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11 hours ago, kira said:

Who cares? Asia cup is India vs 5 minnows, hold the asia cup on mars and we'll still win it with our C side

Its not back in the days anymore bro. All 4 big Asian teams are capable of winning it. Even afg has potential. 

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Looks like a master stroke from BCCI in the longer run, there is a dispute which is been put against BCCI for not honoring a piece of worthless paper called MOU.

 

This just show cases that there is a political issue with India - Pakistan and the Indian government is not willing to have any bilateral ties, in which cases the stakes for BCCI are very high to get over it, and in the process dry the purse of PCB.

Also it also gets into good books of a UAE crown, which would also be a political victory for things to get in having good relation with UAE which India did not have during 90's.

 

Regarding the Emerging Cup - the point to be noted would be the teams which are going to be played in SL and Pakistan are not announced, most likely the teams that would be playing in Pak would Afg, Qualifier if that is the case, then the major revenue portion matches are with SL, who would get the benefit and cost wise logistics of the matches which are dead rubber will be with Pak.

 

The High Chest thumping of Pakistan Fans, as a feeling of BCCI has come down, looks childish as they are missing the bigger picture here.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Khota said:

India needs to abandon or minimize cricket involving Pakistan.

Yup ,im for it..will love to see matches between these two sides but the grudge and hate the padosis hold for us doesn't warrant games between us as of now ..in any sport..

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2 hours ago, Suhaan said:

Yup ,im for it..will love to see matches between these two sides but the grudge and hate the padosis hold for us doesn't warrant games between us as of now ..in any sport..

I dont see tha changing in our lifetime either.

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2 hours ago, Suhaan said:

Yup ,im for it..will love to see matches between these two sides but the grudge and hate the padosis hold for us doesn't warrant games between us as of now ..in any sport..

On Saturday you played Pakistan at hockey in the Commonwealth Games . You think India should have pulled out of the games?

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6 hours ago, Tattieboy said:

On Saturday you played Pakistan at hockey in the Commonwealth Games . You think India should have pulled out of the games?

Is that a bilateral?

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44 minutes ago, kosingh said:

I initially thought this was a bit of a political win for Pakistan. But BCCI clearly has a plan in this. 

am super lost in this episode. whats the plan and why move to uae?

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