Asia Cup may shift from Pakistan to Sri Lanka, reports
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has agreed to host the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka this year, ESPNcricinfo has announced.
Pakistan was to host the timed six-nation tournament in September. The country reportedly offered during the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting to exchange the hosting rights with the island-nation.
The ACC has yet to approve the swap for the site.
PCB chairman Ehsan Mani had said earlier that the tournament will be moved to a neutral venue.
In September this year, the Asia Cup is scheduled to be played between defending champions India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and a qualifying country. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, uncertainty looms over the competition.
As the arch-rivals have not toured each other since 2012, the strained political ties between Pakistan and India are also a factor in this.