Sri Lanka raised its hands even before hosting the Asia Cup, now India is in the race with UAE


Karachi: Sri Lanka Cricket informed the Asian Cricket Council on Wednesday that the board is not in a position to host the upcoming Asia Cup T20 tournament due to the economic and political crisis in the country. SLC had also recently postponed the third season of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to the current crisis.

An ACC source said, “Sri Lanka Cricket has informed that due to the current political and economic situation in their country, especially when foreign exchange is concerned, it is an ideal situation for them to host this big six-team event in the country. The official said that the SLC officials have informed that they would like to host the tournament in the UAE or any other country.

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The official said that the Asia Cup is scheduled to be held in August-September ahead of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year and the ACC is likely to make an announcement in the next few days.

“UAE is not the final alternate venue, there could be another country, India as well as the ACC and Sri Lanka Cricket will first have to talk to Emirates Cricket Board officials for final approval to host the tournament,” the official said.

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