Asia Cup 2020 officially postponed, ACC hopeful of hosting it in June 2021.The Asian Cricket Council on Thursday announced that the 2020 Asia Cup has been postponed. ACC stated that it is hopeful to conduct and schedule tournament on June 2021.
In the press release, ACC stated that the travel restrictions, different quarantine rules of countries, health risks and social distancing norms have posed as challenges to the conduct of the Asia Cup.The Asian Cricket Council on Thursday announced that the 2020 Asia Cup has been postponed. ACC stated that it will try to secure the window of June 2021 to schedule the tournament.
Right from the beginning the board was to organise the tournament as per the original schedule.However, travel restrictions, country-specific quarantine requirements, fundamental health risks and social distancing norms have posed as substantial challenges to the holding of the Asia Cup. Above all, the risks related to health and safety of participating players, support staff, commercial partners, fans and the cricketing community were deemed to be significant,” ACC quoted in the release.
The ACC is hopeful to schedule the Asia Cup in 2021 are looking for the June window to host the tournament.
” The Board, after careful consideration of all the above factors, has confirmed that the Asia Cup 2020 be postponed. Conducting the event with all due safety is major responsibility of ACC and the Board is hopeful that the tournament will be held in 2021. The ACC is currently working towards securing June 2021 as a option for the same,” quoted ACC.
ACC also cleared the air on the hosting nation of the next Asia Cup as it said the Pakistan Cricket Board has exchanged hosting rights with Sri Lanka Cricket Board.
“It can be possible that Sri Lanka hosts for the Asia Cup 2020, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has exchanged hosting rights for the tournament with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Through this arrangement, the SLC will now host the rescheduled Asia Cup expected in June 2021 while the PCB will host the Asia Cup 2022,” the ACC press release stated.