After BCCI president Sourav Ganguly reportedly confirmed Dubai as the brand new venue for the upcoming Asia Cup, his counterpart in Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board president Ehsan Mani made a contradictory assertion saying that nothing has been finalized but. Mani mentioned a closing determination will likely be taken solely after protecting the curiosity of all Asian nations in thoughts regardless of Ganguly making it clear that each India and Pakistan will play the Asia Cup in Dubai.
Mani additionally clarified that Dubai is not the one alternate venue even when Pakistan is not internet hosting the Asia Cup in September.
“The Asia Cup is organized for the benefit of the Associate Members. We will take a decision keeping that in mind. A final decision will be taken bearing in mind the interests of all the Asian countries. We have a few options,” Mani, the PCB chairman, instructed the Indian Express.
The authentic internet hosting proper of Asia Cup was with Pakistan however with BCCI expressing its reservations in letting the Indian staff journey to Pakistan uncertainties loomed giant over the venue of the Asia Cup 2020 until Friday evening when Ganguly reported named Dubai because the alternate venue.
“Asia Cup will be held in Dubai and both India and Pakistan will play,” the BCCI president instructed reporters at Eden Gardens, as quoted by PTI.
“Look, the Asia Cup is in September and we are in February. But if it (coronavirus outbreak) gets out of control, then we have to be prepared for any eventuality. So the matter could be discussed as a secondary issue,” Mani added.
Interestingly in 2018 when BCCI had the internet hosting rights of Asia Cup, Pakistan had denied touring to India and Dubai and Abu Dhabi had been chosen because the alternate venue. India beat Bangladesh within the closing to win that Asia Cup underneath Rohit Sharma’s captaincy.
The closing determination concerning the venue of Asia Cup 2020 is prone to be taken within the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) assembly on the Address Marina in Dubai on March three the place each Ganguly and Mani are anticipated to be current.