The Asia Cup has been cancelled : Sourav Ganguly
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) presided by Nazmul Hasan Papon, has not yet made a final decision about the fate of Asia Cup. But, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said that, this year’s Asia Cup has been cancelled.
The Asia Cup was scheduled to take place next September. Returning to the international cricket field today (July 7), therefore, there is no reason not to be on the cricket field in September. However, Sourav claimed that the boards have moved away from the decision to host the Asia Cup.
“The Asia Cup has been cancelled. This time it is not happening anymore” Sourav said In an interview to India’s influential Bengali media Anandabazar.
The heads of various boards and ACC regulators met on June 8 to decide the future of the Asia Cup.The meeting, chaired by ACC and BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon, decided to wait until the end to host the Asia Cup. Exactly one month later, Sourav first announced that the Asia Cup would not be held this year due to the catastrophic situation in Corona.
The BCCI has moved away from the idea of Asia Cup and is now thinking about the World Cup and IPL. If not the World Cup, the country’s board wants to finalize the decision on the IPL. In that case, Sri Lanka or the United Arab Emirates may be chosen as the venue instead of India.
“We are waiting for the decision of the ICC,” he added. Let’s see when they make the final announcement. After that we will decide on IPL. We are keeping in mind that the IPL can be done if the situation improves in October-November. I don’t see the possibility of cricket starting before then.” Said Sourav.