Asia Cricket Cup 2020 postponed till next year July 09, 2020

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Asia Cricket Cup 2020 postponed till next year July 09, 2020

ISLAMABAD-The Executive Board of the Asian Cricket Council which met on multiple

occasions to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Asia Cup tournament has decided to postpone the event which was scheduled in September, till next year. 

From the onset the Board was keen on organising the tournament as per the original schedule. However, travel restrictions, country-specific quarantine requirements, threat to fundamental health and social distancing mandates have posed as substantial challenges to the holding of the Asia Cup., saia announcement of the ACC here on Thursday.

“Above all, the risks related to health and safety of participating players,

support staff, commercial partners, fans and the cricketing community were

deemed to be significant.

“Accordingly, the Board, after careful consideration of all the above factors,

has determined that the Asia Cup 2020 be postponed. Conducting the event in a responsible manner remains the priority of the ACC and the Board is hopeful

that the tournament will be held in 2021. The ACC is currently working towards

securing June 2021 as a suitable window for the same”, added the statement.

It may also be noted that the hosts for the Asia Cup 2020, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has exchanged hosting rights for the tournament with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

Through this arrangement, the SLC will now host the rescheduled Asia Cup expected in June 2021 while the PCB will host the Asia Cup 2022, said the statement.