PCB under fire for not including Pakistan’s name on tournament logo for Asia Cup 2023

Despite the fact that the Asia Cup is being held in a hybrid format in Sri Lanka, Pakistan is the designated host country.

The Asia Cup 2023 kicked off on August 30th, with Pakistan taking on Nepal in Multan.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has come under fire from fans and former players for not including the official Asia Cup logo on the jerseys of participating teams.

Although Pakistan is the designated Asia Cup host, the tournament will be held in two different countries for the first time, with Sri Lanka included in the hybrid model.

Former captain Rashid Latif was among those who slammed the PCB shortly after Pakistan took the field in the tournament opener against Nepal.

“This is unacceptable, and since the Asia Cup is their property, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) must explain this oversight,” he said.

PCB has since attempted to avoid controversy by claiming that the ACC decided not to include the host country on the logo after last year’s Asia Cup.

However, this has done little to appease both ex-players and fans. Former batter Mohsin Khan questioned the decision, saying, “It makes no sense at all.” Then why has the ACC used the host country’s name on the logos for their Asian Emerging Nations Cup and Asian Under-16 event, both of which will be held in Malaysia in July?”

Mohsin also urged the ACC to clarify this change in policy.

Meanwhile, Rashid Latif stated that what happened is embarrassing for Pakistan cricket and that it should be clarified.

Pakistan is hosting a multi-team event for the first time in 15 years. Four matches will be held in Pakistan, while the remaining nine, including the final, will be held in Sri Lanka.