KARACHI, PAKISTAN - SEPTEMBER 22: Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam of Pakistan touch bats during the 2nd IT20 between Pakistan and England at Karachi National Stadium on September 22, 2022 in Karachi, Pakistan. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Pakistan could boycott India's 2023 50-over World Cup after the statement from the BCCI latest secretary on the Asia Cup.

According to BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, India won't visit Pakistan in 2023 due to political concerns between the two countries.

"I am saying this as ACC President. We [India] can't go there [to Pakistan], they can't come here. In the past also, Asia Cup has been played at a neutral venue," Shah told media after the BCCI's AGM, per Sky Sports. 

"The Asia Cup 2023 will be held at a neutral venue."

Pakistan and India have not hosted an Asia Cup tournament since 2008, after Pakistan was the host country for that edition.

Pakistan Cricket Board retaliated with a statement stating they could boycott playing in the 2023 50-over World Cup.

“The overall impact of such statements have the potential to split the Asian and international cricketing communities, and can impact Pakistan's visit to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and future ICC Events in India in the 2024-2031 cycle," the statement reads.

Pakistan Cricket Board cannot withdraw from an ICC event unless there is a security threat and proper confirmation from ICC's security team.

There can be harsh sanctions imposed and points reduction if Pakistan tries to withdraw from an ICC event without a valid reason.

A similar case happened during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, where England were penalised for not playing against Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe.

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England were docked four points at the start of the tournament itself. The political condition of Zimbabwe was not appropriate, according to ECB. However, ICC gave a green flag, and the English Cricket Team boycotted the match.

But the scenario in India and Pakistan is about boycotting the whole tournament by Pakistan, which can lead to harsh implications for the board and team.

Asia Cup is not an ICC event; hence, it cannot have any interference from ICC.

BCCI's new President, Roger Binny, stated that it is not BCCI's decision to visit Pakistan for games, they want to play, but it all depends on the clearance from India's government.

Pakistan needed permission from their government to go to the 2016 T20 World Cup in India, and they only received it in time.

India will kick off its T20 World Cup campaign with the clash with Pakistan on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.