• The destiny of the Asia Cup is uncertain with ACC suspending a gathering amid the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Sourav Ganguly has made it clear that India won’t journey to Pakistan for the event.


Modified 26 Mar 2020, 11:34 IST

Sourav Ganguly has made it clear that India will not travel to Pakistan
Sourav Ganguly has made it clear that India won’t journey to Pakistan

With cricket the world over suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s now the flip of the ACC assembly to finalise the Asia Cup T20 venues to take a success. The assembly has been postponed, additional placing the event itself doubtful.

Though PCB are to host the event, India’s reluctance to journey to Pakistan meant that the occasion is predicted to be moved to the UAE. BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly, has made it clear that India wouldn’t journey to Pakistan for the event below circumstances however would don’t have any drawback with them internet hosting it at a impartial venue.

PCB are contemplating requesting the ACC Govt Council to allow them to host some matches towards the opposite nations at residence even when the event is to be hosted elsewhere.

India and Pakistan have confronted off in bilateral occasions solely as soon as for the reason that 2008 terror assaults and that got here in 2012, in India. Other than that, the 2 sides have performed in multi-nation tournaments just like the ICC World Cup and Champions Trophy. 

The BCCI has at all times maintained that the staff will journey to Pakistan solely on the advise of the Indian authorities.

“The choice to play in Pakistan shall be fully be the federal government’s name. The Board will observe no matter choice the centre takes. We imagine that similar to we hosted the event final yr within the UAE, Pakistan also needs to ideally organise it at a impartial venue,” a senior BCCI official was quoted as saying through the ACC assembly in Singapore final yr.

Sri Lanka ended Pakistan’s residence isolation in Take a look at matches by taking part in two matches in Karachi and Rawalpindi final yr. Pakistan had not hosted any worldwide matches from March 2009, when the Sri Lankan staff bus was attacked by a terrorist group until 2015, when Zimbabwe toured the nation to interrupt the ice. 

Revealed 26 Mar 2020, 11:34 IST

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