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Clouds Of Doubt Hover Over The Asia Cup 2020

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to postpone its meeting which was to be held in order to finalize the future of multiple Asia Cup T20 venues which is supposed to be hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

With no possibility that team India will fly to Pakistan in the prevailing political climate, it was all but inevitable that the UAE would host the tournament again.

However, due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus pandemic, ACC had to postpone its scheduled meeting earlier this month and they hoped that discussions will continue in the sidelines of the ICC meeting, which will now be held via video call.

 The ACC meeting has become more necessary after BCCI President Sourav Ganguly made it clear that India would not be traveling to Pakistan for the Asia Cup in September but would be prepared to play against them at any other venue.

Ganguly also made it clear that BCCI has no problem with Pakistan remaining the hosts of the Asia Cup at any neutral venue.

Pakistan was also considering the choice of asking the ACC Executive Board to allow it to host some Asia Cup T20 matches at home against other teams such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh or Afghanistan, even when it is agreed to hold the tournament at a neutral venue.

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