Yesterday, Indian Cricket Board president Sourav Ganguly But there has been no official announcement from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), leading to confusion over Sourav’s comments. The ACC has cleared that confusion today by officially announcing the cancellation of the Asia Cup.commented on a video on Instagram that the Asia Cup had been canceled.
The ACC said in a statement today that the Asia Cup is not going to held in September due to the risk of coronavirus. The governing body of Asian cricket will try to organize it in 2021.
The statement said, “The Asia Cup was scheduled to be held as per the schedule. But hosting the Asia Cup has been challenged because of travel bans, various home quarantine rules across the country, basic health risks, and rules for maintaining social distance. Apart from this, the health risks of the players, officials, and patrons of the participating teams have also become a big problem. With these considerations, the ACC is announcing the postponement of the 2020 Asia Cup.
Regarding the organization of Asia Cup in 2021, ACC said, ‘ACC is considering hosting Asia Cup in 2021. At the moment, the ACC is working on whether to find a schadule to host the Asia Cup in June 2021.
Pakistan was supposed to host this year’s Asia Cup. But as the Indian team was not willing to go to Pakistan, the tournament was planned to be held in Sri Lanka. The ACC statement said that even if the Asia Cup possibly organized in 2021, it will be held in Sri Lanka. Pakistan will host the 2022 Asia Cup.