Pakistan Cricket Board has offered Sri Lanka to host this year’s Asia Cup. Sri Lanka board chief Shammi Silva has said PCB wants to swap the hosting of 2020 and 2022 Asia Cup tournaments and we’re agree with it. Asian Cricket Council is aware of such deal.
Pakistan offered this to Island because of two main reasons. First is there are lots of COVID-19 cases Pakistan is suffering as compared to Sri Lanka and second is India denied to travel Pakistan to take part in the tournament.
“We had a discussion with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and they have already agreed to our hosting this edition due to the present world situation. We had an online ACC meeting and they basically gave us the green light to host the tournament,” Shammi Silva quoted as saying by Ceylon Today media outlet.
Asian Cricket Council held meeting via video conference in which multiple topics were discussed and it is decided that ACC will take final decision on Asia Cup 2020 after getting ICC’s take on fate of t20 world cup. ACC chairman Nazmul Hassan chaired the meeting.
“In particular, the Board emphasised on the importance of holding the Asia Cup 2020. In light of the impact and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, possible venue options for the Asia Cup 2020 were discussed and it was decided to take the final decision in due course,” ACC said in a statement.
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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah, PCB chairman Ehsan Mani and CEO Wasim Khan and Sri Lanka cricket board president Shammi Silva were the notable names attended the Asian Cricket Council meeting.