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Corona postpones Asia Cup cricket tournament;-otgnewsupdate

Friday, July 10, 2020

Corona postpones Asia Cup cricket tournament;-otgnewsupdate

Corona postpones Asia Cup cricket tournament

The Asia Cup scheduled for September this year is now likely to be held in June next year, Sri Lanka will host the Cricket Asia Cup 2021— Photo: File
Asia Cup cricket tournament postponed due to corona epidemic, Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has officially announced the postponement of the tournament.

Now the September scheduled Asia Cup is likely to be held in June next year, Sri Lanka will host the Cricket Asia Cup 2021.

According to the ACC, the Pakistan Cricket Board will now host the 2022 Asia Cup.

According to a statement issued by the Asian Cricket Council, the executive board reviewed the situation regarding the event on several occasions. The executive board wanted the Asia Cup to be on schedule but due to logistical issues, biosecure environment and quarantine. Had to postpone the tournament.

According to the ACC, the health of the players and supporting staff is a top priority. They are working to host the Asia Cup cricket tournament in June next year, which will be hosted by Sri Lanka, while Pakistan has been awarded the Asia Cup 2022.

It may be recalled that even before the official announcement of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) yesterday, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sarvo Ganguly, had announced the cancellation of the Asia Cup on his own.

In an interview, BCCI president Sarvo Ganguly said that the scheduled Asia Cup would not be played in September, adding that the Indian cricket team was working out a strategy for the series in December.

It should be noted that the Asia Cup 2020 was scheduled in Pakistan this year but the PCB had decided to change the hosting of the Asia Cup with Sri Lanka because the situation in Corona was better than in Pakistan but now the event has been postponed.

On the other hand, the T20 World Cup is likely to be postponed for a year due to Code 19. The T20 World Cup is scheduled in Australia in October this year, which will be officially announced by the ICC in the next one to two weeks.

Earlier, several ICC Test Championship series and bilateral series have been postponed due to Code 19.

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