A day after Asia Cup 2021, scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka, was postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, experiences are actually rising that the 2022 version of the event might be hosted by Pakistan.
Sri Lanka Cricket chief government Ashley de Silva, on Wednesday, knowledgeable that this yr’s Asia Cup gained’t go forward as scheduled. He was quoted as telling reporters:
“Because of the prevailing state of affairs, it is not going to be doable to play the event in June this yr.”
In response to a report in ESPN Cricinfo, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are more likely to host the 2022 and the 2023 editions of the Asia Cup respectively.
Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani had additionally identified that the it will be tough to conduct the Asia Cup this yr if India qualify for the World Check Championship (WTC) remaining. Mani had knowledgeable reporters:
“Asia Cup was set to go final yr however it acquired postponed to this yr. Proper now, it appears to be like like Asia Cup will not be going forward this yr because the WTC finals are set to go forward in June. Sri Lanka had stated that they might attempt to host the event in June. The dates are clashing. We expect the event wouldn’t be going forward, and we’d need to push the event to 2023.”
Had the Asia Cup been held this yr, it will have been performed within the T20 format to offer the taking part nations an opportunity to organize for the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in India later within the yr. The internet hosting of the T20 World Cup in India itself is beneath doubt, owing to the COVID-19 state of affairs within the nation.
When was the final Asia Cup held?
The final Asia Cup was performed in 2018. The 2020 version of the occasion additionally needed to be postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic.
India have gained the final two editions of the Asia Cup, performed in 2016 (in Bangladesh) and 2018 (within the UAE). India are, the truth is, essentially the most profitable group within the Asia Cup, having gained the title seven occasions. Sri Lanka are the following finest, with 5 title triumphs to their title.
The 2016 version has been the one Asia Cup that has been performed within the T20 format until date.