COVID-19 Impact: Cloud over Asia Cup T20 with no ACC meeting organized

Asia Cup T20

The current situation in the world has forced in either suspension or in the postponement of the major sporting events globally. Asia Cup T20 that is scheduled to take place in September this year has also come under cloud of doubts. 

Asia Cup T20

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has led forced the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to postpone its meeting for the Asia Cup T20 and its venues. Initially, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was supposed to host the Asia Cup but when the BCCI disagreed, the matches were slated to be held at neutral venues in UAE. 

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had already clarified of not sending the Indian players to Pakistan due to the Political tensions prevailing between the two nations. He also clarified that BCCI had no objection with Pakistan hosting the Asia Cup at any neutral venue. 

Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had also requested the ACC executive board to allow them to host some matches in Pakistan against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh or Afghanistan. 

“PCB’s stance is that with international cricket slowly returning to Pakistan could benefit from hosting few games of the Asia Cup at home,” as per the sources. 

But with Coronavirus taking a toll on the world, the meeting for the same has now been left on a cliff-hanger. The Coronavirus outbreak has already led to the possibility of the Indian Premier League this year. The ICC will also take a call on the fate of the T20 World Cup on March 29 along with all the 12 Test playing nations via a conference call.