India have neglected to tour Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2020 as Pakistan got the right to host the tournament. The scenario has been discussed and many have opined to hold the tournament at Sri Lanka or UAE.
According to SLC, Ehsan Mani, the chairman of PCB, and an official of Sri Lankan cricket board are in contact as SLC have revealed that Pakistan have given them green signals for hosting the Asia Cup.
The news has been declined by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) as they have declared that no such statements have been made in the ACC meeting to swap the Asian boards for hosting Asia Cup.
BCCI official: IPL cannot be shortened just to hold Asia Cup
“We have no idea where such reports are coming from and we’re surprised how fast these reports travel. The BCCI is clear that no decision was taken at the ACC meeting. The Board (BCCI) is tired of giving out these clarifications,” the BCCI official said, as reported by Yahoo cricket.
BCCI also disclosed that the Indian Premier League (IPL) will never be shortened in order to hold just the Asia Cup 2020. The board cleared that India will not be a participant in supporting such a scenario.
“Let’s be clear about that first. There won’t be a truncated IPL just to host an Asia Cup. Those thinking on such lines are clearly not speaking in India’s interests and the BCCI will not be a party to it,” sources added.
IPL was all set to be commenced by 29th March. The way Chinese virus spread across the globe, crossed the minds, and locked the activities and the scenarios have not got better till yet. Now, Sourav Ganguly has told the authorities to look for all possible measures to hold the cash-rich league in the year 2020.