Pakistan and Bangladeshi Cricket Boards likely to struck a big deal
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Bangladeshi Cricket Boards likely to struck a big deal over the Asia Cup.
This year’s Asia Cup is likely to take place in Bangladesh with the decision set to be made official towards the March.
According to Daily Express, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) struck a deal with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) with the latter hosting the Asia Cup in return for touring Pakistan for bilateral series.
Following an agreement between PCB and BCB, the Tigers were scheduled to tour Pakistan in three legs, earlier this year in January. Post the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020, which concludes in Lahore on 22 March, Bangladesh will visit Pakistan for the third and final leg and will play an ODI in Karachi on 3 April and second ICC World Test Championship fixture from April 5 to 9.
Nazmul Hassan, who is currently the president of, both, the BCB and Asian Cricket Council (ACC), had told the PCB that he will convince the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to send its team for the Asia Cup in Bangladesh.
The PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani, while talking to reporters on Friday, had revealed that the upcoming Asia Cup will have to be hosted at a neutral venue although he refrained from naming it. He added that India’s reluctance to tour Pakistan was the reason behind the decision.
The chairman of the PCB confirmed that Pakistan is still the host of the upcoming event while stating that he did not care about the statements made by the BCCI.