The ongoing controversy over the hosting of the Asia Cup, which is held before the ODI World Cup, does not seem to stop. ACC president Jai Shah, who is also the BCCI secretary, has flatly refused to accept Pakistan’s hybrid model. After that, it is expected that Pakistan will get the host title of this tournament. On the other hand, if Pakistan doesn’t change its ways, the hosting of the 2025 Champions Trophy could also go through their hands.
ICC left no option for Pakistan
In fact, the final decision to host the Asia Cup is to be taken by the Asian Cricket Council. Their meetings are going on continuously, but no result has been taken yet. On the other hand, a BCCI official told the media, “There is no sign that Pakistan will host the Asia Cup. We will also approach the ICC so that the Champions Trophy can also be taken out of Pakistan. Sri Lanka may get the Asia Cup host, but the final decision will be taken at the ACC meeting itself.” (ODI World Cup)
If this report is to be believed, Pakistan is now left with no option. Either the PCB will have to agree to host the Asia Cup in another country or withdraw from the tournament itself. At the same time, Sri Lanka has already sent a proposal to host the tournament. Now it will be important to see who can get the host title. (Host Dispute)
This entire controversy is about the Asia Cup
In fact, the Pakistan Cricket Board has the right to host this year’s Asia Cup. But BCCI has refused to send its team due to security concerns in Pakistan. Then PCB Chairman Najam Sethi also suggested a hybrid model under which the Indian team could play all its matches outside Pakistan. But BCCI has refused for it. Sri Lanka has since staked its claim for hosting. The final decision in this regard will be taken in the ACC meeting.
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