Asia Cup will go Ahead in Either Sri Lanka or UAE- PCB CEO Wasim Khan



The Asia Cup will go ahead as scheduled this year and the matches could either be played in Sri Lanka or the UAE, Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan contended. 

From the last few weeks, PCB has been surmounted the preference of the Indian Premier League over the Asia Cup. Wasim Khan has been against the idea of scrapping the Asia Cup to make space for the currently suspended IPL. 

“The Asia Cup will go ahead. The Pakistan team returns from England on 2nd September so we can have the tournament in September or October,” as he spoke to the media. 

“There are some things which will only get clear in the due course of time. We are hopeful of having the Asia Cup because Sri Lanka has not had too many cases of the Coronavirus. If they can’t do it, then UAE is also ready,” he further added.

Initially, the matches were scheduled to take place in Pakistan, but BCCI threatened to pull out of the event due to the political disagreements & border disputes between the two countries. The matches were shifted outside Pakistan as PCB gave a green flag to let Sri Lanka conduct it in return for hosting the next regional event. 

Khan also asserted that the board would be looking for the alternative schedules in case the T20 World Cup doesn’t take place between October-November window. 

“We are to go to New Zealand in December after hosting Zimbabwe at home. South Africa is ready to tour in January-February to play two or three Tests and some T20 matches,” he said. 

But before that, he would look for a window in November to complete the remaining five matches of the PSL which were suspended in March due to the coronavirus