New Delhi: The Executive Board of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has deferred a decision on the future of the Asia Cup T20 tournament to be held this year. There is speculation that the tournament may be postponed due to the corona virus epidemic. The Asia Cup is to be held in September. After this, it is the turn of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and if it is organized then it will be in another country as the Indian team is not likely to go to Pakistan.
After the meeting on Monday, ACC said in a press release, 'The board stressed the importance of organizing the Asia Cup 2020. Considering the impact and outcome of the Kovid-19 pandemic, the options for the Asia Cup 2020 potential venue were discussed and a final decision will be taken when the time comes. ”The ACC board meeting was chaired by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chairman Najmul Hasan Pepon and this is the first continental meeting attended by Cricket Board of India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly (Board Member) and Secretary Jai Shah (Ex-Officio).
A senior ACC official aware of the matter said that there was a discussion about postponing the tournament but no consensus was reached on alternate dates. Apart from this, ACC's participation in the 2022 Asian Games in China was also discussed. "The board was informed of the status and progress of ACC's participation in the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China," the release said. It is learned that the ACC will wait for the decision of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on the T20 World Cup (October-November) to be held in Australia and only then decide on the Asia Cup.