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.