Asia Cup 2020 cancelled amid COVID-19 crisis, confirms BCCI president Sourav Ganguly
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday announced cancellation of Asia Cup 2020 in wake of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Ganguly confirmed the news during an Instagram live session with a leading Hindi news channel.
The former Indian skipper was replying to a question when the fans will see the Men in Blue back in action on the ground. "The Indian team will play its first full series in December. Asia Cup has been cancelled in September. So at the moment I cannot say when cricket will resume in India," Ganguly was quoted by India Today as saying.
However, a confirmation on the same is stil awaited from Asian Cricket Council (ACC) president Nazmul Hasan.
The confirmation by Ganguly comes just days after Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan said that the Asia Cup will be held as scheduled later this year, either in UAE or Sri Lanka. The event was earlier scheduled to be held in Pakistan.
Khan had said that the PCB had agreed to holding the event in Sri Lanka this year in wake of the pandemic.
"If you ask about the IPL, we don't know when that can be staged because we need to find a window for that first. The T20 World Cup is scheduled in October-November, the ICC is trying that the tournament goes ahead because it generates a lot of revenue for them. Till the time we get clear-cut directions from the ICC about the T20 World Cup, we cannot decide anything on the IPL," Ganguly was quoted as saying.
"We don't have a window for the IPL at the moment. We are going to Australia in December for the bilateral series which is part of the FTP (Future Tours Programme) which cannot be changed," he added.
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