The Asia Cup 2020 has been called off officially day after BCCI president Sourav Ganguly announced that tournament will not be held this year. Pakistan Cricket Board was about to host the event but they exchanged it with Sri Lanka board.
Now as per official statement of Asian Cricket Council (ACC), it is expected that Sri Lanka will host Asia Cup in June 2021 and Pakistan to host the competition in 2022.
“From the onset the Board was keen on organising the tournament as per the original schedule. However, travel restrictions, country-specific quarantine requirements, fundamental health risks and social distancing mandates have posed as substantial challenges to the holding of the Asia Cup.
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Above all, the risks related to health and safety of participating players, support staff, commercial partners, fans and the cricketing community were deemed to be significant,” ACC said in a statement.
“Accordingly, the Board, after careful consideration of all the above factors, has determined that the Asia Cup 2020 be postponed. Conducting the event in a responsible manner remains the priority of the ACC and the Board is hopeful that the tournament will be held in 2021. The ACC is currently working towards securing June 2021 as a suitable window for the same.”