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Babar Azam and Virat Kohli to play in same team next year?

In a rare outing, cricketers from Republic of India and Asian nation ar each set to play on constant team as a part of a boot of the Afro-Asia Cup in mid-2023.

The political tension between each nations have spilled into cricket and therefore restricted the competition between each nations once it involves bilateral series. However, Asian nation recently created a large statement once the boys in inexperienced delivered a 10-wicket spanking within the last T20 tournament.

The last time Asian nation two-faced Republic of India in an exceedingly bilateral series was back in 2012-13 and also the arch-rivals came head-to-head in check cricket back in 2007.

Afro-Asia Cup, once being command in 2005 and 2007, was off because of broadcasting and political problems. However, the tournament is ready to be vie once more in 2023 which is able to feature cricketers from each nations rubbing shoulders once more.

The updated T20 version of the tournament is ready to be vie in June-July next year.

"We haven't got confirmation from the boards however. we have a tendency to ar still engaged on the white book and it'll be submitted to each boards," ACC head of business and events Prabhakaran Thanraj told Forbes. "But our arrange is for the most effective players from Republic of India and Asian nation to be taking part in within the Asian XI. Once plans ar finalized we'll enter the marketplace for support and a broadcaster."

"It are a huge event. Really, really big," he emphasised.

Granted if everything works out then players from each nations can illuminate the stage for all the fans to get pleasure from.

"I would like to see the chance to create the bridge and permit the players to play along. i am certain the players need it to happen and to stay the politics faraway from it. it'd be an attractive issue to envision players from Asian nation and Republic of India taking part in on constant team," said Damodar WHO is on the cogent Chief Executives’ Committee.

In the previous editions, the likes of Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi featured alongside Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid for Asia XI whereas African XI featured players from African country, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.

The PCB, however, has rejected the claims and further that they need not been consulted on the matter as of however.