Amidst the Corona Virus care, the future of every cricketing tournament at the moment is dark which is why IPL has already been postponed. One such tournament which is scheduled to be played this year is Asia Cup which would have happened in September in the favourable conditions.
With COVID-19 breakout, the probability of hosting Asia Cup on time looks very unlikely which is what was told by PCB chairman Ehsan Mani who expressed his uncertainty over completing this event when the whole world is under a lockdown. “There’s uncertainty over the Asia Cup. Nothing has been decided yet. The whole world is in an uncertain state, Ehsan Mani was quoted per saying by a news agency.
The Asia Cup this year is supposed to be played in T20 format as per the unanimous decision taken by Asian Cricket Council. The format changes between ODIs and T20Is alternatively and since, the last Asia Cup was played in 50 Overs format and 2020 is the year of WT20, this year’s Asia Cup is planned to be played in the shortest format of the game.
“You don’t know what it will be like in September. Don’t get me wrong but it will depend on a number of factors. Mere speculation won’t help. Maybe the situation will be clearer in a month’s time”, Mani added.
Initially, this year’s Asia Cup was supposed to be played in Pakistan but after BCCI’s objection to visit Pakistan due to security issues, UAE have been given the hosting rights for this year’s Asia Cup.