The Pakistan Cricket Board will object to any change within the schedule of Asia Cup to accommodate the presently-suspended Indian Premier League (IPL), PCB CEO Wasim Khan has asserted. Khan stated the PCB is hoping to carry the Asia Cup T20 event within the UAE as scheduled in September except there are points associated to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our stance is absolutely clear, the Asia Cup is set for September and the only reason it should not take place is continued health safety issues. We will not accept that the Asia Cup is moved to accommodate the IPL,” Khan stated on GTV News Channel.
“I have heard that there is talk to move the Asia Cup to November-December but for us that is not possible. If you move the Asia Cup you are making way for one member nation and that is not right and it will not have our support,” he added.
Khan stated Pakistan will host Zimbabwe after which tour New Zealand on this November-December and so internet hosting Asian Cup on this interval is just not an possibility for them.
The IPL has been postponed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic however there’s hypothesis that it might be held later this 12 months if the scenario improves.
Khan stated the BCCI consultant didn’t elevate the IPL window difficulty at Thursday’s ICC Chief Executives digital assembly the place he took half as PCB’s consultant. Khan stated Cricket Australia knowledgeable different Boards on the assembly that it was exploring all choices however no determination was taken on transferring the T20 World Cup to a different date or to a different nation.
“The T20 World Cup might be played behind closed doors because if we don’t play T20 World Cup each board potentially stands to lose between 15 and 20 million dollars,” stated the PCB official.
He stated CA knowledgeable the ICC that the T20 World Cup might be held in Australia however it can replace the world physique each month after taking directives from its authorities on travelling and social distancing restrictions.
On the World Test Championships, he stated, “The WTC was mentioned as a result of some international locations need it to be scrapped, others didn’t agree so there was no consensus.
“But it was agreed to attend for subsequent two or three months and see what occurs earlier than making a choice about World Test Championship.” Khan stated Pakistan was not averse to resumption of cricket behind closed doorways however provided that security of gamers and officers was assured. He stated PCB will take directives from authorities on the matter.
“We need to assess and monitor the scenario fastidiously earlier than any determination to renew cricket actions. We are keen to play for the nice of sport so long as it’s protected for gamers and officers.
“We need to be satisfied it’s protected for them.”