After a lot of speculations, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has officially announced to postpone this year’s Asia Cup amid COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement released on Thursday, ACC said that the decision to postpone the Asian event was taken after the Executive Board meeting via teleconference.
“Travel restrictions, country-specific quarantine requirements, fundamental health risks and social distancing mandates have posed as substantial challenges to the holding of the Asia Cup this year,” the statement read.
“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,” the statement added.
On the other hand, ACC also confirmed that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have exchanged hosting rights of the multi-nation tournament. Now, Sri Lanka will host Asia Cup 2021 whereas Pakistan will host the event in 2022.