A delegation consisting of four members from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) arrived in Pakistan today via the Wagah Border for a two-day visit.
Heading this delegation is BCCI President Roger Binny, and BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla is also playing a significant role during this important visit to Pakistan.
Rajiv Shukla clarified to the media before departing from Amritsar for Lahore that this visit to Pakistan is solely related to cricket and is not influenced by political factors. The visit is scheduled for two days, and a dinner has been arranged by the Punjab Governor for the delegation tonight.
Upon their arrival at the Wagah Border, media coverage was restricted, and the delegation was subsequently escorted to the Pearl Continental hotel with stringent security measures. This hotel is currently hosting teams from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
The primary purpose of this BCCI delegation’s visit is to engage in discussions of mutual interest with officials from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). They also plan to attend the Asia Cup 2023 match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan at the Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday. Additionally, the delegation is expected to be present at Pakistan’s Super Four match on Wednesday.
In a show of diplomatic goodwill and cooperation, the delegation will also take part in an official dinner hosted at the Governor’s House.