Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh said that Indian team should not visit Pakistan to participate in Asia Cup which is scheduled later this year.
In his latest interview to a publication, the former Indian spinner said India should not take a chance to visit Pakistan in the current political situation.
“Why would we want to travel there (Pakistan) at a time when their former prime minister Imran Khan was not safe as he received bullet injuries four months ago. Some people go on to fire on him. A lot of things are happening in Pakistan, so I think team India should not visit Pakistan in this scenario,” Harbhajan added.
He said that there was no harm to play against Pakistan on a neutral venue. He said that India should not go to Pakistan for ICC events as well.
The future of Asia Cup hangs in balance as the neighbouring country, India, refused to attend the tournament on political grounds. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is scheduled to host the Asia Cup 2023 for the first time after 2008.
Last year, Indian Cricket Board secretary Jay Shah said that India would not go to Pakistan to play the tournament. He said that India can participate in the Asia Cup if it is held on a neutral venue.
Former PCB chief Ramiz Raja had said that if India don’t come to Pakistan, then they will also not play 2023 World Cup in India.