Sri Lanka said that it is not possible to host the Asia Cup in its country amid political instability and economic recession. No decision has yet been made regarding hosting in the UAE or any other country.
The Sri Lankan Cricket Board has said that due to the current political and economic situation in their country, especially when foreign exchange is concerned,
it is not possible for them to host the major six-team event in the country, an Asian Cricket Council (ACC) source said on Wednesday (July 20). .
However, although it is not possible to host in their own country, the Lankan Cricket Board is not backing down from the decision to host.
It previously known that if the Asia Cup is not possible to be held in Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates stadium will used as an alternative venue.
Due to the Corona situation, India also hosted the last Twenty20 World Cup in this Middle Eastern country instead of its own country.
But Sri Lanka is not looking at the UAE as the only alternative venue; They are also keeping India and other countries in their list.
In this regard, the Lankan Cricket Board said that the United Arab Emirates is not an alternative venue. Apart from India, this tournament can played in any other country.
Because the ACC and Sri Lanka Cricket will first have to speak to Emirates Cricket Board officials for final approval to host the tournament.
This year’s Asia Cup held in the T20 edition from August to September. Basically the ACC decides their version keeping in mind the World Cup.
This season around the T20 World Cup to held in Australia next October. All the announcements regarding this tournament are likely to come from the ACC in the next few days.
The Asia Cup will feature five test-playing teams India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, along with an associate member team that has passed the qualifiers.
Bangladesh was the host in three of the last four editions of the Asia Cup. In 2012, Pakistan tasted the title by defeating Bangladesh by 2 runs in the country of red-green representatives.
Sri Lanka and Pakistan played in the final in the next edition in 2014. This time the Lankans are the champions.
They won the final by 5 wickets. Bangladesh also reached the finals of the 2016 Asia Cup; But unfortunately the red-green representatives had to lose against India by 8 wickets.🔱