The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is evident that whereas they haven’t any downside with the Pakistan Cricket Board internet hosting the 2020 version of the Asia Cup — set to be a preparatory floor for the World T20 in Australia — the venue wants to be a impartial one as travelling to the neighbouring nation isn’t an possibility at current.
Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official mentioned that the internet hosting rights will not be a difficulty and it’s only a case of choosing a impartial venue because the Indian crew wouldn’t be travelling to Pakistan for the T20 event that may see the highest Asian groups in motion.
“The question isn’t about the PCB hosting the tournament. It is about the venue and as things stand now, it is quite clear that we would need a neutral venue. There is no way that an Indian team can visit Pakistan to even participate in a multi-nation event like the Asia Cup. If the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is ok with an Asia Cup minus India then it is a different ball game. But if India is to participate in the Asia Cup, then the venue cannot be Pakistan,” the official mentioned.
In reality, points in acquiring visa for Pakistan gamers to come and play the 2018 version of the Asia Cup in India was one of many main the explanation why the event was shifted overseas with BCCI internet hosting the occasion in UAE.
The official mentioned that the PCB can just do the identical and host the occasion in a impartial venue. “A neutral venue is always an option. BCCI did it in 2018,” the official pointed.
Cricket returned to Pakistan after a decade when Sri Lanka toured the nation in 2019. While Sri Lanka was the primary nation to play a full collection in the nation, Bangladesh is at the moment in the nation as they simply completed taking part in three T20Is. They will play a Test from February 7 to 11 after which play a one-off ODI earlier than taking part in the second Test from April 5 to 9.