The Asia Cup T20 is scheduled to be commenced in the month of September & while it is PCB turn to host it, it will be shifted to another country if it happens as India travelling to Pakistan is not a possibility at all.
The executive board of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has delayed its decision on the destiny of this year’s Asia Cup T20 amid the speculation that it might get postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. The event is scheduled to be held in September & its PCB’s turn to host it, it will be shifted to another country if it happens as India travelling to Pakistan is not a possibility at all. It is understood that the ACC will wait for the ICC’s decision on the T20 World Cup in Australia which is scheduled to be commenced in the October November window before taking a call on the Asia Cup.
The Board emphasised on the importance of holding the Asia Cup 2020. In light of the impact & consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic, its possible that the venue options for the Asia Cup 2020 were discussed in the meet & it was decided to take the final decision in due course of time”, an ACC press release said after the meeting on Monday.
The ACC board meeting was chaired by Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hasan Papon and it was the first continental meeting which was attended by the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly & Secretary Jay Shah.
A senior ACC Official privy to developments said there were discussions going on about the postponement of the Asia Cup but no decision could be taken yet as far as the alternate dates were concerned. Among other topics discussed was the ACC’s involvement in 2022 Asian Games in China. The statement stated, “The Board was also apprised of the status and progress of the ACC’s involvement with the Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, China”.