PCB strongly opposes the proposed IPL schedule
Coronavirus pandemic has engulf the normalcy of sporting actions in sports world. All the prestigious tournaments and cricket events has postponed due to the global Pandemic. As the situation still remains unchanged, therefore cricket officials are trying their best to find an alternative. Among them, BCCI announced some probable dates for the IPL 2020 although it had postponed for indefinite time.
But the announced schedule dates has collided with dates of the Asia Cup 2020. BCCI proposed 26th September to 8th November as the schedule. Meanwhile, PCB strongly opposing the collided schedule.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief executive Wasim Khan earlier said that they will support the postponement of Asia Cup based on health issues, but they won’t support postponement of Asia Cup for IPL.
“Our stance is absolutely clear; the Asia Cup is set for September and the only reason it should not take place is continued health safety issues. We will not accept that the Asia Cup is moved to accommodate the IPL,” Khan told on GTV News Channel.
Wasim Khan also cleared that the Asia Cup will financially help the Pakistan board as well as the as other members. Therefore if it is postponed for IPL, then it will favour only India. Hence, PCB is against the proposition.
“I have heard that there is talk to move the Asia Cup to November-December but for us, that is not possible. If you move the Asia Cup you are making way for one member nation and that is not right and it will not have our support,” he added.