Islamabad, Oct 16, (Asia Free Press): The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has confirmed that the Asia Cup 2022 will be held in Sri Lanka while the 2023 edition of the tournament will be held in Pakistan.
The tournament, which was supposed to be held in Sri Lanka, has been postponed twice due to the coronavirus. Pakistan was next in line to host the Asia Cup after Sri Lanka.
ACC has allotted the 2023 edition of the Asia Cup to Pakistan. The tournament is set to be played in the ODI format. The decisions were taken by an ACC meeting which was held in Dubai on Friday.
The ACC meeting was chaired by Jay Shah, the secretary of BCCI, and he has recogniseed that it is the turn of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to host the event.
He said the PCB, as it has been maintaining in the recent times, has declared that it will not host the event at a neutral venue, but in Pakistan only.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Friday met Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman (PCB) Ramiz Raja on the sidelines of the ACC Executive Board meeting at Dubai. Both Raja and Ganguly discussed several areas of common interest for both during this meeting.
Ganguly invited Raja to attend the Indian Premier League (IPL) final. However, Raja did not attend the match.
Ramiz Raja is scheduled to return to Pakistan today after his ACC meeting. During the ACC meeting, Raja met representatives of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Emirates cricket boards.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan will take on India in the upcoming T20 World Cup on October 24 in Dubai.