COVID-19: Cloud over Asia Cup T20 without ACC aligned meeting

KARACHI: The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Asian Cricket Council ( ACC ) postpone your meeting to finalize possible multiple venues for T20 Asian Cup which is supposed to be hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board .

With no possibility of India traveling to Pakistan in the prevailing political climate, the tournament was almost certain to be held again in the UAE.

However due to COVID-19, ACC had to cancel their scheduled meeting earlier this month and they hoped that discussions will continue in the sidelines of the ICC I find that it will now take place via the video link.

The ACC meeting has gained importance after BCCI President Sourav Ganguly He made it clear that India would not travel to Pakistan for the Asian Cup in September, but would be willing to play them anywhere else.

Ganguly also made it clear that the BCCI had no objection to Pakistan remaining hosts of the Asia Cup at any neutral venue.

Pakistan was also considering the option of requesting the ACC executive board to allow it to host some matches of the T20 Asian Cup against other teams like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh or Afghanistan at home even if it is decided to hold the tournament at a neutral venue.

PCB's stance is that with international cricket slowly returning to Pakistan, it could benefit from hosting few Asian Cup matches at home, the source said.

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