With most of the cricket around the world being cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there’s still uncertainty on whether the Asia Cup 2020 will go according to the plan or not. However, the PCB Chairman has finally cleared the air and has shared his opinion on the likelihood of the much-awaited event going as per plan.
“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 said.
According to the ACC rules, the Asia Cup 2020 was going to be a T20 event and everyone was really looking forward to it. The format of the event is decided based on the upcoming major ICC event. And, as we are already looking forward to the ICC T20 World Cup 2020, this year’s Asia Cup was scheduled just ahead of the mega event and was to be a T20 tournament. And, with Pakistan holding the rights to host the event, a statement from the PCB chairman was due at this stage.
Ehsan Mani was quoted by India Today as saying, “There’s uncertainty over the Asia Cup. Nothing has been decided yet. The whole world is in an uncertain state.”
The tournament to be played in September was originally scheduled in Pakistan but due to BCCI’s unwillingness to travel to Pakistan for the event, it was shifted to UAE. So, as the PCB chief says the situation isn’t pretty clear yet and we’ll get a clear picture in the coming months. We can only wait for now and see how things unfold moving forward and whether the tournament goes on schedule or not.