Pakistan cricket may face a big blow because of Indian government decision
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan cricket may face a big blow because of Indian government decision.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury has revealed that Pakistan are likely to lose the hosting rights for this year’s Asia Cup since India won’t tour the country.
Nizamuddin also made it clear that rumours of Pakistan giving the hosting rights to Bangladesh in order for them to tour the nation are false.
“There is no relation between the Asia Cup and the series. There was a discussion regarding the Asia Cup venue on the sideline of the meeting. Pakistan is the host of the tournament but they may not host it as India will not tour Pakistan,” Nizamuddin was quoted as saying by *Cricket Pakistan* link .
He also pointed out that the Asia Cup could be held at different venues, whereby half of the tournament would be played in Pakistan, while India’s matches will take place in a neutral venue like the United Arab Emirates or Malaysia.
However, Nizamuddin admitted that this will not be financial viable.
He added that Bangladesh are open to hosting the event should India refuse to tour Pakistan.