BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday had announced the cancellation of the Asia Cup T20 for the year 2020 in an Instagram live session. They tournament was to take place in September. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Thursday gave out a formal statement for the same
The ACC has postponed the tournament until June 2021, given the current COVID-19 cases in the region. The hosting rights of this edition were with Pakistan.
The Asia Cup has been pushed back by a year. The ICC might be next to be announcing the postponement of the T20 World Cup. The T20 World Cup was to take place in October-November.
“After careful consideration and evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Board of the ACC has decided to postpone the Asia Cup tournament that was scheduled for September 2020,” the Asian Cricket Council tweeted.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has exchanged hosting rights for the tournament with Sri Lanka Cricked (SLC) stating security reasons. The SLC will host the edition in June 2021, and the PCB will host the 2022 edition.