Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani is optimistic about hosting India in the Asia Cup in 2023.
“In 2022 Sri Lanka will have it (Asia Cup) and in 2023 Pakistan will be hosting the regional event. I am optimistic that by time the political relations between the two countries would have improved and this would pave the way for the Indian team to come to Pakistan,” Mani said.
“In recent days there has been some positive signs through backdoor channels and hopefully the ice will melt in the relations,” he told the ‘Jang’ newspaper in an interview on Wednesday.
“Their is no question of the Asia Cup being held this year as we are very busy and don’t have time to spare this year.”
“There was a small window in June in which we are going to play the rest of the Pakistan Super League matches,” Mani said.
“The Indian team will play the final of the Test Championship against New Zealand. They have to go to England two weeks ago and stay in quarantine so the Indian team is also busy,” he added.