“It is being felt that hosting the championship is not appropriate,” says ACC

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Solid signs are that Asia Cup could be allotted to the UAE

The destiny of the Asia Cup is by all accounts changing constantly as the political smoothness in Sri Lanka and the most recent improvements allude to a change as opposed to the state of affairs while solid signs are that it could be allotted to the UAE.

The destiny of the Asia Cup is by all accounts changing constantly as the political smoothness in Sri Lanka and the most recent improvements allude to a change as opposed to the state of affairs. 

Solid signs are that the six-team continental competition could be moved out of the island nation and allotted to the UAE.

According to information obtained from different member boards of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), endeavors to move the 16-day occasion have been started. 

Conversations are believed to have occurred between ACC and the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) in UAE. The SLC is being kept in the know and the title is supposed to be hung on similar dates as declared previously, August 26 to September 11.

The current situation with the SLC is not quite the same as what it was a long time prior when the Lanka load up, under tension from the Public authority, consented to have the occasion. 

But things have changed definitely over the last one week, with the President of the nation having escaped and another president introduced. The nation has been on an overflow with brutal fights seen against the political establishment.

“In such a scenario, it is being felt that hosting the championship is not appropriate,”

a member of the ACC told Cricbuzz on Saturday (July 16). 

An SLC official repeated the view expressing that there is a serious area of strength for a shift. As it turns out, the SLC has effectively facilitated Australia for a full series and is currently playing host to the Pakistan team.

However, a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday morning seemed to project a different scenario.

“Our first preference is to support Sri Lanka and play the Asia Cup there. If this tournament does not take place in Sri Lanka, it will be a huge cricketing and financial loss for them. Australia’s recent tour of Sri Lanka went off without any problems.

“Similarly, there have been no issues with the ongoing Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka as we are constantly in touch with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and our embassy in the country. Our discussions with the ACC representatives have suggested that the tournament is on track at the moment as they are monitoring the situation very carefully and we will support their decision,”

Faisal Hasnain, PCB CEO, said.

He also spoke of Pakistan hosting the next edition.

“The 50-over Asia Cup next year will be quite significant for us as it will be in preparation of our facilities and venues for the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025. Moreover, the Asia Cup will serve as a warm-up for the participating teams for the ICC Cricket World Cup later that year in India,”

the PCB official said.

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