Asia Cup to be held in Sri Lanka or UAE in scheduled time: PCB CEO
The sword of uncertainty is still hanging over the T20 World Cup due to the coronavirus. No one knows whether the T20 World Cup will be held in October-November at all. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that the Asia Cup will be held in September.
According to PCB chief executive Wasim Khan, the Asia Cup will be held in Sri Lanka or the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in September-October. Which means Pakistan has given up hope of hosting the Asia Cup in its own country.
“The Asia Cup will go ahead. The Pakistan team returns from England on 2nd September so we can have the tournament in September or October,”
he said at a media conference in Karachi.
“There are some things which will only get clear in the due course of time. We are hopeful of having the Asia Cup because Sri Lanka has not had too many cases of the coronavirus. If they can’t do it, then UAE is also ready,” he added.
The schedule for the T20 World Cup has been fixed immediately after the Asia Cup. If not, then Pakistan is thinking of making the most of that time.
“We are to go to New Zealand in December after hosting Zimbabwe at home. South Africa are ready to tour in January-February to play two or three Tests and some T20 matches,” Wasim said.
There are also plans to finish the remaining five matches of the suspended Pakistan Super League (PSL) in November this year.