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Asia Cup will not be held in Pakistan, ACC members reject plan of ‘hybrid model’

Asia Cup will not be held in Pakistan, ACC members reject plan of ‘hybrid model’

Sri Lanka are the frontrunners to host the Six Nations tournament in the month of September in the United Arab Emirates in view of the possibility of injuries to players due to extremely humid conditions. It will be interesting to see whether Pakistan will participate in the tournament to be held from September 2 to 17 after this omission.

In a major blow to Pakistan, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Monday decided to move the Asia Cup out of the country as the PCB’s (Pakistan Cricket Board) proposal to host the tournament on a ‘hybrid model’ was rejected by the member nations. Rejected. Sri Lanka are the frontrunners to host the Six Nations tournament in the month of September in the United Arab Emirates in view of the possibility of injuries to players due to extremely humid conditions. It will be interesting to see whether Pakistan will participate in the tournament to be held from September 2 to 17 after this omission.

The PCB was forced to propose an alternative after the BCCI refused to send the Indian team to the neighboring country due to diplomatic tensions between the two countries. The PCB, however, has not given up hope yet. The matter is likely to be discussed again on Tuesday and the PCB is hopeful that the members may change their mind. The PCB had proposed a ‘hybrid model’ in which India would play their matches in the UAE while Pakistan would host their matches on home soil.

An ACC source told ‘PTI-Bhasha’, “Najam Sethi (PCB chairman) was in Dubai today to seek support on the matter but no one supported his proposal.” He had given the option of Karachi or Lahore in Pakistan for all matches except India’s matches. Sri Lanka was always with BCCI and now Bangladesh Cricket Board also opposed this proposal of Sethi. “He said,” ACC has always said that the ‘hybrid model’ is unacceptable in principle and the budget cannot be passed for it. “It is not just about hosting Pakistan.

India and Pakistan are in the same group and the third team will have to travel between Dubai and a city in Pakistan. Pakistan recently decided to shift Pakistan Super League matches to the UAE in view of the rising cost of security arrangements in the country. And his decision added fuel to the fire against hosting the Asia Cup. “Broadcasters would also not want to send separate teams to two countries. Unlike the UAE, Sri Lanka does not require an aircraft to travel between two cities. Whether you play in Colombo or Galle or Kandy, these cities are close to each other.

ACC president Jay Shah, however, will have to call an executive committee meeting to make the decision official. Under these circumstances, it remains to be seen whether Pakistan will participate in the Asia Cup or not. Whether he will come to India to play the World Cup or not remains to be seen. The source said, “The ICC will also not agree to Pakistan playing its matches (during the World Cup) outside India. Let’s see what the PCB decides.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.



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