The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Thursday postponed the Asia Cup tournament to be held in September this year till June 2021, in view of the growing cases of Covid-19 epidemic in the Asian region.
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) postponed the Asia Cup tournament to be held in June this year until June 2021, in view of the growing cases of Covid-19 epidemic in the Asian region. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly announced the cancellation of the Asia Cup T20 a day earlier on Wednesday.
Pakistan had the rights to host the continental tournament of 6 teams. This decision cleared the way for the Indian Premier League (IPL), which the organizers are trying to get from September to November. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November also seems impossible and the cancellation of the Asia Cup may give the BCCI time to conduct a full IPL in this window.
The Asian Cricket Council tweeted, ‘After much thought and evaluation on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the ACC Executive Board decided to postpone the Asia Cup tournament, which was to be held in September 2020.’
Pakistan was supposed to host the Asia Cup this time, but due to security reasons, the tournament was to be held in Sri Lanka as the board of this country expressed its desire to organize the tournament.