Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has urged India to visit Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023 tournament
Afridi’s comments come amidst reports that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has denied travel clearance for the upcoming Asia Cup, citing security concerns. However, Afridi believes that Pakistan is a safe and welcoming destination for international teams and urged India to reconsider its decision.
The Asia Cup is a high-profile tournament featuring teams from the Asian region and is held every two years. Pakistan is scheduled to host the next edition of the tournament in 2023.
It remains to be seen whether India will accept Afridi’s invitation and participate in the Asia Cup 2023 in Pakistan. However, Afridi’s remarks are an important reminder of the significance of sports diplomacy in building bridges between countries and fostering closer ties between nations.