Even as fortunes of events like the IPL and the T20 World Cup hang by a slender thread due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is confident of hosting the 2020 Asia Cup.
Scheduled for end of September, the event is set to be played in T20 format this time. Since Pakistan is supposed to host it, and India can't travel there, there is speculation that either UAE or Sri Lanka could stage the Asia Cup.
UAE hosted the previous edition of the tournament in its 50-over avatar in 2018. On Monday, the ACC met via a videoconference to discuss the fate of the Asia Cup. However, no decision was taken in the meeting, with the council members likely to hold further meetings later this month to discuss the issue.
The BCCI was represented in the meeting by its president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah. The meeting was chaired by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief, Nazmul Hasan Papon.
The members discussed the possibility of holding the tournament at neutral venues like the UAE or Sri Lanka, as per the schedule in September. The ACC Board was also apprised of the status and progress of the ACC's involvement with the Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, China.