In an Instagram live session with Vikrant Gupta, Saurav Ganguly, the former Indian captain and BCCI President have announced the Asia Cup 2020 cancellation which was scheduled to be played in September.
It was the 15th edition of Asia Cricket Tournament with the matches being played as the T20 internationals.
Sri Lanka was decided to host the tournament after Pakistan gave them the hosting rights as the COVID-19 situation is better in the country.
1/ What Ganguly Actually Said?
Saurav Ganguly said,”Asia Cup Cancel ho chuka hai jo September mein hone waala tha”(Asia Cup has been cancelled which was scheduled in September).
However, Asian Cricket Council has also confirmed the cancellation of the tournament.
2/ When India will play the first International Series post lockdown?
Right now he is unsure about when India will play International Cricket.
The player’s health and safety are very important at the moment and cricket can wait for 5-6 months.
“It’s difficult to say which series will start first. We have done our preparations and implementation can be done once the situation gets better to play in the ground. Stadiums are open but players are avoiding because the rate of infection is high”, he added.
3/ Will IPL 2020 be played this year?
Saurav Ganguly is also not sure whether IPL 2020 will happen or not.
ICC has not yet decided the fate of World Cup 2020 till now.
IPL 2020 can only happen if ICC cancels the major tournament as there is no window period for the IPL to be played.
Ganguly said,”We will try everything to organize the IPL if ICC cancels the T20 world Cup.It is very important for India as well as the Indian Cricket. We will try to host it in India.”
4/ India-Australia Bilateral Series 2020
Saurav also mentioned about India vs Australia i.e The Border Gavaskar Trophy will definitely happen in December 2020.
It’s a big series and the coronavirus situation in Australia is looking better except in Melbourne.
5/ Asian Cricket Council(ACC) decides next date for Asia Cup.
After the cancellation of Asia CUP 2020, ACC has come up with a new window period of June 2021.
Sri Lanka Cricket will host in June 2021 while Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) will host in 2022.
PCB had the hosting rights to host tournament.
PCB later decided to give hosting rights to Sri Lanka as the island is safe to host.
- Saurav Ganguly announces the cancellation of Asia Cup 2020.
- IPL can happen only if ICC cancels the T20 World Cup.
- India vs Australia bilateral series will happen in December.
- ACC confirms the cancellation of Asia Cup 2020.
- Sri Lanka will host the 2021 Asia Cup.
- PCB will host 2022 Asia cup tournament.
- No hopes for T20 World series to happen this year.
- Australia is not ready to host T20 World series 2020.
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