ASIA CUP IS CANCELLED GANGULY ANNOUNCED BEFORE ACC MEETING!
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, on Wednesday (July 8), announced that the Asia Cup 2020 had been cancelled. The announcement comes before a scheduled Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting on July 9.
“Asia Cup has been cancelled,” Ganguly said, without elaborating if this was a choice taken by the ACC, in an Instagram chat with Vikrant Gupta.
When contacted, officials from Pakistan Cricket Board and therefore the Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed that they weren’t conscious of such a move from the Asian Cricket Council.
“‘As far as I’m concerned ACC management is functioning on Asia Cup 2020. they’re also exploring other options if the tournament can’t be hosted on scheduled time,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told Cricbuzz. However, he insisted he’s not during a position to form any comment about Sourav Ganguly announcement about the cancellation of the tournament.
The tournament was set to be held within the United Arab Emirates in September this year. Pakistan was to host the tournament, but India weren’t willing to visit Pakistan. The BCCI had earlier stated that it did not have a drag with Pakistan hosting the Asia Cup, as long because it was held at a neutral venue.
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“It’s difficult to mention which can be India’s first international series. We’ve done our preparations but we will not do much till we all know the govt rules. We aren’t during a hurry because the health of players is of the utmost importance. We are monitoring things monthly,” added Ganguly.
Ganguly also reiterated the BCCI’s stance that the IPL can happen after a choice is announced by the ICC on the fate of the planet T20.
“(If the T20 World Cup gets cancelled) then we’ll try everything to stage the IPL. it’s vital for Indian cricket. we’ll attempt to host it in India,” said Ganguly.
“The cancellation of T20 World Cup will happen soon because all countries are posing for a direction from ICC. We’ll know by mid-July. My gut-feeling is saying it’s tough.”
CA chairman Earl Eddings has already clarified the ICC T20 World Cup was “unlikely” and “unrealistic”. “It’s a touch of a moving feast at the instant . I’d say it’s unlikely, while it hasn’t been formally called off this year or postponed, trying to urge 16 countries into Australia within the current world where most countries are still browsing Covid-19 spiking is extremely , very difficult,” he had said.
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However, the International Cricket Council had deferred a choice for another month and can meet on July 17 to make a decision the fate of the tournament. “The ICC is trying their best to stage the T20 World Cup because that brings during a lot of revenue,” said Ganguly. “We do not have a window for IPL yet because we’ve to play in Australia in December. That’s FTP and that we can’t change that. Australia is one country where, aside from Melbourne, things are returning to normal.”