Pakistan rejects BCCI’s proposal regarding Asia Cup
Coronavirus pandemic around the world has nurtured the pre planned schedule of sporting events. While some boards are trying to get over the ongoing pandemic, there has been seen a clash of schedule regarding greater interest between Board of Control for Indian Cricket (BCCI) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Exchange of hot words between two arch rival teams in terms of sports has become a ritual. When it comes for India and Pakistan this gives an extra heat to the topic. Therefore, PCB and BCCI are in the middle of exchanging hot words to each other. PCB opposed the proposed IPL schedule for the schedule of Asia Cup. As a result, Indian cricket board advised PCB as counter-part to postpone the PSL to next year to accommodate the 2020 Asia Cup. In reply PCB has rejected the proposal and said that the tournament will held in due time.
“Asia Cup will be a struggle this year. Going by the statement of the Chief Executive of the PCB, the window that suits them doesn’t suit India. Maybe they can postpone PSL next year if BCCI is able to open up a window during that period. Otherwise conducting the Asia Cup doesn’t seem too practical as these are challenging times,” A BCCI official said after PCB opposed IPL schedule.
Asia Cup event is expected to be held at a neutral venue this year. PCB feels that, there is no need to consider the proposal Indian board have suggested that PCB should be postponed PSL.
“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. 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,” Wasim Khan said.