Pakistan has threatened to skip the upcoming 50-over cricket world championship in India. Ramiz Raja, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has stated that his team will not visit the neighbouring nation should India opt not to participate in the Asia Cup 2023, which will be held in Pakistan. Raja brought up India's losses to Pakistan in the T20 World Cup in 2021 and the earlier 2022 Asia Cup. Due to their outstanding performances and two victories over the "biggest business-making cricket team" in a single year, he claimed that an aggressive strategy would be employed.
Raja told Pakistani media that his team had defeated the "board of billion-dollar economy" twice in one year, a clear allusion to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, and that only when the squad plays well will Pakistan's cricket economy develop.