Fate of Asia Cup 2020 uncertain after ACC meeting postponed thanks to coronavirus

Fate of Asia Cup 2020 uncertain after ACC meeting postponed thanks to coronavirus

The outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic has forced the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to postpone its meeting to finalise the possible multiple venues of Asia Cup T20 which is meant to be hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

With no chance of India travelling to Pakistan within the prevailing political climate, it had been about certain that tournament are going to be again held within the UAE.

However, thanks to Covid-19, ACC had to earlier cancel their scheduled meeting earlier this month and that they hoped that discussions will continue within the sidelines of the ICC meeting which can now happen via video link.

The ACC meeting has gained importance after BCCI president Sourav Ganguly made it clear that India wouldn't visit Pakistan for the Asia Cup in September but would be willing to play against them at the other venue.

Ganguly also made it clear that the BCCI had no objection to Pakistan remaining hosts of the Asia Cup at any neutral venue.

Pakistan was also considering the choice of requesting the ACC executive board to permit it to host some matches of the Asia Cup T20 against other teams like Sri Lanka , Bangladesh or Afghanistan reception albeit it's decided to carry the tournament at a neutral venue.

"PCB's stance is that with international cricket slowly returning to Pakistan may benefit from hosting few games of the Asia Cup reception ," the source said.