Asia Cup T20 Cricket likely to be shifted out of Sri Lanka?

Asia Cup T20 Cricket – SLC Set to lose Hosting Rights? Sri Lanka Cricket is set to lose the hosting rights of Asia Cup this August-September. The UAE is gradually emerging as an alternative venue. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) also has confirmed now that BCCI has raised concerns on the situation. SLC is also worried they will lose USD 6MN if Asia Cup is moved out: Follow Asia Cup T20 Cricket & Cricket News LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

“BCCI has raised concerns about civil unrest in the country and if the tournament is interrupted, we would lose a sum to the tune of US$ six million. However, we indicated that protests around the country against the government have been peaceful. We are keeping our fingers crossed” an Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) official told The Island.

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Asia Cup T20 Cricket: Tournament likely to be shifted to UAE, worried Sri Lanka Cricket says ‘we may lose USD 6 MN’

SLC Set to lose Hosting Rights? ACC meanwhile is adopting a wait-and-watch policy before making any official announcement.

Why UAE can host Asia Cup 2022?

  • The ongoing economic crisis in the island nation which has sparked nationwide protests, has prompted the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to keep a Plan B ready.
  • The UAE has turned to be a cricketing hub for both international and IPL in recent times. It has succesfully hosted the T20 World Cup & also two editions of IPL. 
  • Even the last edition of the Asia Cup in 2018 which saw a Rohit Sharma-led India emerging was hosted in UAE.

When will the final decision taken? It has already been communicated by the ACC President Jay Shah that final decision on the Asia Cup will be taken on the eve of IPL 2022 Finals. 

Shah has invited SLC Officials to India for the IPL Finals. On the sidelines of IPL 2022 Finals, the final decision on Asia Cup hosts will be taken.

The ACC, in their Annual General Meeting in Colombo on March 19, had assigned the event to Sri Lanka as per their turn from August 27 to September 11 with the Qualifiers scheduled from August 20.

Sri Lanka Cricket post that had identified Colombo and Kandy as the host cities for the event & RPS and Pallekele as the two venues for the event.

Sri Lanka had not hosted a multi-nation tournament since hosting the 2012 World T-20.

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