Asia Cup 2020 Cancelled Sri Lanka to host Asia Cup 2021

India vs Pak Asia Cup 2018

The 2020 edition of the Asia Cup has been cancelled, the tournament’s governing council confirmed after a meeting on Thursday. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is looking at a window in June 2021 to host the tournament. The tournament cancelled due to coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

The biggest news is coming from the ACC, Pakistan, who was set to host the Asia Cup 2020 this year in the United Arab Emirates, have exchanged hosting rights with Sri Lanka, who will host next year’s event, while the Pakistan Cricket Board will host the 2022 edition of Asia Cup.

The ACC said in a statement it is hoping to stage the Twenty20 competition, which will feature six countries including India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, in June next year.

“From the onset, the Board was keen on organising the tournament as per the original schedule. However, travel restrictions, country-specific quarantine requirements, fundamental health risks and social distancing mandates have posed as substantial challenges to the holding of the Asia Cup,” ACC said in a statement.

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