This year’s Asia Cup T20 is amid speculation that it might be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the executive board of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has deferred a decision on the fate. It is Pakistan Cricket Board’s turn to host, as the event is scheduled in September, it will be shifted to another country if it happens, as India traveling to Pakistan is not a probability.
Before taking a call on the Asia Cup, it is understood that the ACC wil wait for the ICC’s decision on the T20 World Cup in Australia (October-November).
“… the Board emphasized the importance of holding the Asia Cup 2020. In the light of the impact and the 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,” an ACC press release stated after the meeting on Monday.
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The ACC board meeting was the first continental meeting attended by BCCI president Saurav Ganguly (board member) and secretary Jay Shah (ex officio) and was chaired by Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan Papon.
There were discussions regarding postponement but no consensus could be reached as far as alternate dates were concerned, said a senior ACC official privy to developments.
ACC’s involvement in 2022 Asian Games in China, were among the others topics discussed.
It stated, “the Board was also apprised of the status and progress of the ACC’s involvement with the Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, China.”
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