The Asian Cricket Council has authoritatively deferred the up and coming Asia Cup booked to be played in September this year. The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had affirmed the news (as dropped) on Wednesday while the PCB Chief Ehsan Mani had additionally educated about the deferment.
This has given the BCCI now a more extensive window to consider sorting out the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the T20 WC likewise liable to be conceded.
Pakistan were the first has of the Asia Cup this year yet they had traded the facilitating rights with Sri Lanka in the wake of the pandemic. The island country has less instances of COVID-19 and the ACC was considering if the competition can be held in the nation.
Be that as it may, in the end, with the cases despite everything expanding in Asian nations, they have chosen not to play the opposition this year.
“The Executive Board of the ACC has met on numerous events to assess the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Asia Cup competition planned for September 2020. From the beginning the Board was enthused about arranging the competition according to the first calendar. Be that as it may, travel limitations, nation explicit isolate necessities, major wellbeing dangers and social removing orders have acted like considerable difficulties to the holding of the Cup.
Most importantly, the dangers identified with wellbeing and security of partaking players, bolster staff, business accomplices, fans and the cricketing network were regarded to be huge. Likewise, the Board, after cautious thought of all the above variables, has confirmed that the Asia 2020 be delayed.
Leading the occasion in a capable way remains the need of the ACC and the Board is confident that the competition will be held in 2021. The ACC is at present moving in the direction of making sure about June 2021 as a reasonable window for the equivalent,” the Press Release from the ACC read.
Pakistan to have the Asia Cup in 2022
As the PCB had traded the facilitating rights with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), it will remain the equivalent and the Asia Cup will presently be played one year from now in June in the island country. Pakistan, then again, will play has in 2022. “It might likewise be noticed that the hosts for the Asia Cup 2020, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has traded facilitating rights for the competition with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).
“Through this course of action, the SLC will currently have the rescheduled Asia Cup expected in June 2021 while the PCB will have the Asia Cup 2022,” the discharge additionally included.