Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has voiced concerns over the Indian team travelling to Pakistan for the upcoming Asia Cup.
Pakistan and India have locked horns over Asia Cup with Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) threatening Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that they will not travel to the host country for Asia Cup amid security reasons.
BCCI has proposed to Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to select a neutral venue for the tournament but PCB has stuck to its guns, stating that that they will also boycott travelling to India for the upcoming World Cup.
Former off-spinner Harbhajan Singh expressed his views on the matter in a recent interview, where he cited the current political crisis in Pakistan as reason enough for India to not go.
He was of the view that going to play in the neighboring country would not be safe for the Indian team, stating that the relationships between the two countries were not as good now as they were when both teams played a series last time.
He also referred to former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s repeated assertions about threats to his life as proof enough that Pakistan was not safe.
“I think India will not go to Pakistan and play the Asia Cup. Why is the situation not good? Something new is happening every day, even their former Prime Minister Imran Khan is not safe in Pakistan. In such a situation, why would the Indian team go to Pakistan and play in the Asia Cup,” he said.
There is no clarity about the venue of the Asia Cup marquee tournament as yet.
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