Roger Binny, president of the BCCI, will travel to Pakistan to represent the board at an official PCB dinner in Lahore to commemorate Pakistan and Sri Lanka’s hosting of the Asia Cup.
On August 15, the current chairperson of the PCB’s governing committee, Zaka Ashraf, extended an official invitation to the BCCI’s senior brass.
C2Dcricinfo has learned that all senior board members of the competing teams, as well as the BCCI, have confirmed their attendance.
Binny and board vice-president Rajiv Shukla will travel to Lahore via the Wagah Border a few days after their return from Sri Lanka, where they will witness the India-Pakistan match in Pallekele.
Binny’s confirmation comes at a time when both boards have been at odds over a number of issues, a direct result of the political tensions between the two nations.
However, earlier this month, the Pakistani government cleared the PCB to travel to India for the forthcoming ODI World Cup, ending months of uncertainty.
ESPNcricinfo has learned that Binny’s visit is purely a courtesy, and there are currently no official meetings scheduled between the respective board presidents.
Binny and Shukla will presumably witness a match at Gaddafi Stadium on September 3 or 5 during their two-day visit.
As a result of the BCCI’s inability to tour Pakistan, only four of the 13 games have been allotted to the tournament’s hosts.
Before a compromise was reached with the Asian Cricket Council, convened by Jay Shah, who is also the secretary of the BCCI, a number of tense moments occurred.
India and Pakistan have been placed in the same division as Nepal for the 30 August start of the six-team Asia Cup. Should both teams reach the championship game, they would meet no more than three times.