New Delhi – The Union Home Ministry will take a decision on whether the Indian cricket team will travel to Pakistan or not for the Asia Cup. India has always played with Pakistan in International Cricket Council competitions, But our policy of bilateral competition remains the same as before. Cricket cannot be played under the threat of terrorism. The safety of our Indian cricket players is more important, stated Anurag Thakur, the Sports Minister of India at a press conference.
— India Today Sports (@ITGDsports) October 20, 2022
Jay Shah the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India said that India will not go to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup cricket tournament. This move was criticised by the Pakistan Cricket Board. But Anurag Thakur made his position clear on the matter.